Staircase House

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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.

Venue Type:

Museum, Historic house or home

Opening hours

Tuesday - Friday: 1pm - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 11am - 5pm
Monday: Closed

Closed: Mondays, Christmas day, Boxing day, New Year's Day

Admission charges

Adults: £4.45, Concessions/Under 16s: £3.25
Leisure Key and Children under 5: Free

Additional info

Guides available in English, French, German, Cantonese, Urdu. A subtitled British Sign Language tour is also available.

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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.

Staircase House
30-31 Market Place

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