Selly Manor

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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.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Tues-Fri 1000-1700 All year
Plus Sat Sun & Bank Holiday Mondays 1400-1700
Closed 2 weeks over Christmas and New Year

Admission charges

Adults £3.50 Concessions £2.50 Children £1 Family £9.50
Educational groups £3.50


  • Museums Association

Additional info

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.

Collection details

Architecture, Social History, Weapons and War

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: Bournville Heritage Day

  • 12 September 2015

Selly Manor is an ancient timber framed building in the heart of Bournville village. It was saved from demolition by George Cadbury and moved into the village to become a museum. A beautiful building with a fabulous furniture collection. Try on armour and our NEW adult and children's Tudor costumes. Traditional indoor and outdoor games to play. PLUS in the medieval hall, Minworth Greaves, there will be displays of the history and development of Bournville village, using photographs seldom seen by the public. We would LOVE local residents to come down and help us to identify place in the photographs and share their memories of Bournville village with us.

Suitable for

  • Any age


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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 or by calling 0121 472 0199.

Selly Manor
Corner of Maple and Sycamore Roads
Oak Tree Lane
B30 2AE

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0121 472 0199


0121 415 6410

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