Selly Manor and Minworth Greaves are two ancient timber-framed manor houses moved to Bournville in the early 20th Century by the chocolate manufacturer George Cadbury. They are two of Birmingham's oldest houses and are beautiful examples of medieval and Tudor architecture, surrounded by an authentic period garden.
Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site
Tues-Fri 1000-1700 All year
Plus Sat Sun & Bank Holiday Mondays 1400-1700
Closed 2 weeks over Christmas and New Year
Adults £3.50 Concessions £2.50 Children £1 Family £9.50
Educational groups £3.50
- Museums Association
Useful box with torches, magnifying glasses, photo album of Selly Manor and further information booklets available.
The old buildings house a fabulous collection of period furniture and domestic objects. It gives a good insight into what life must have been like in such a house.
Architecture, Social History, Weapons and War
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Teacher Resource Packs
When you book a group to visit Selly Manor we can provide you with some very useful resources. Teacher resources include: a booklet of ideas and activities to complement a visit; a booklet of typical Tudor games to play; background information for teachers, helpers and parents; and Resource Packs.
"Find out about life along time ago at Selly Manor" is a Key Stage 1 Resource Pack; "The Tudors" is for Key Stage 2; and "Investigating Medieval Life" is for Key Stage 3.
How to obtain
To receive a copy of our resource pack please ask a member of staff when booking. You can contact us by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 0121 472 0199.
Tudor Life: Ideas and Activities
Corner of Maple and Sycamore Roads
Oak Tree Lane
0121 472 0199
0121 415 6410