Group Visits

Blakesley Hall is a remarkable survival in an urban setting. This exquisite timber-framed house was built in 1590 by Richard Smalbroke, a member of one of Birmingham’s leading merchant families. 

More than 400 years later, beautiful Blakesley is still a haven; secluded from the avenues of modern houses that lie beyond its gates.

The hall demonstrates how it was an attractive and comfortable home with impressive features such as the uneven Long Gallery, the lavish decorative framing and fine painted cloths. See the wattle and daub panels, climb the twisty old staircase and marvel at the elaborately carved wooden furniture.

Discover the atmospheric Painted Chamber with its tester bed and 400 year old wall paintings.

The hall is furnished using an inventory taken in the 17th century and reflects the lifestyle of a wealthy family of the late Tudor and Stuart period of English history.

A visit to the hall also includes a chance to enjoy the traditional herb garden and orchard, a haven for butterflies and birds.

We can accommodate groups of 10 to 30 people for a great experience that will last around two hours. After your tour, refreshments will be served in the tea room.

The History of the Hall tour includes:

  • A guided tour of the hall 
  • Blakesley Hall guide book
  • Tea and biscuits in the tea room

All for just £10 per person. This tour is available from Tuesday to Sunday all year round.

To Book

To make a booking or for more details, please call the bookings team on 0121 348 8001 or email groups@birminghammuseums.org.uk.

Group tours must be pre-booked, terms and conditions apply.

Coach parking is available on site (two hour max stay). For group tour organisers, we offer free entry on to the tour and free familiarisation tours in advance of your group visit.

Love our heritage sites? Why not also visit Aston Hall , Museum of the Jewellery Quarter , Sarehole Mill , Soho House , Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and Weoley Castle ?