30-31 Market Place
0161 474 2388
0161 474 0312
Staircase House is a beautifully restored townhouse situated in Stockport's historic market place. The house is famous for its rare cage newell staircase dating back to 1618.
Journey through time from its humble beginnings as a medieval cruck framed building in 1460 to the splendour of the 17th century townhouse, concluding in WWII. Along the way you will pass through period rooms in which fascinating stories will unfold. The house is fully interactive and you are encouraged to touch the objects and furniture and try your hand at any activities on offer.
Museum, Historic house or home
Tuesday - Friday: 1pm - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 11am - 5pm
Closed: Mondays, Christmas day, Boxing day, New Year's Day
Adults: £4.45, Concessions/Under 16s: £3.25
Leisure Key and Children under 5: Free
Guides available in English, French, German, Cantonese, Urdu. A subtitled British Sign Language tour is also available.
Heritage Open Days 2014: Heritage Open Days at Staircase House
- 13 September 2014
To celebrate Heritage open Days 2014, admission to Staircase House will be FREE for one day. Delve into the past of Stockport’s oldest Town House and discover how our ancestors lived from the 15th to the 20th century. A barrier-free, hands on historical journey back in time.
Staircase House. Suitable for all ages
Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings.
Learning Opportunities for schools
Use this wonderfully restored Staircase House to understand the Key Stage 1 topic House and Homes.
The children will experience the unique atmosphere of this historic house and engage with the past in the new sessions that will be available for children aged 5 to 7. Trained Learning Facilitators will bring the past to life with hands on sessions.
For more information please contact the Formal Learning Team on 0161 474 4449 to discuss content and availability.