Group Visits

Group Visit: Tour with cream tea

We are able welcome groups to Blakesley Hall of up to 30 guests for a wonderful visit and a delicious traditional cream tea. On arrival, your guide will host a presentation about the Hall and showcase some of the Hall’s fascinating objects and artefacts of historical importance.

Members of your group will then explore the Hall where your guide will be on hand to answer any questions and talk about the rooms, the contents and the history of the Hall.

Refreshments will be available after the tour where you can enjoy a cream tea in one of our spacious rooms.

Coach parking is available on site. 

Group visits are available from Wednesday to Friday.

Group rates: 

Wednesday to Friday £15 per person, min 10 people, max 30 people.

About Blakesley Hall

The 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.

Information for your visit:

We want to make sure your visit is as safe and enjoyable as possible so some safety measures are in place:

  • We support staff and visitors who wish to wear a face covering in the museum.
  • We have hand sanitisers at the entrance to the museum and throughout the building.
  • Contactless card payments will limit personal interaction, but cash will also be accepted.
  • We have cleaners working throughout the day focusing on touch points and toilets to keep the museum safe and clean.

Please do not visit us if you are feeling unwell, have any symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in contact with anyone that has had the virus in the last 10 days. Please contact us to reschedule your visit.

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.