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Blakesley Hall

Blakesley Hall

Blakesley Road, Yardley, Birmingham, B25 8RN

Tel: +44 (0)121 348 8120

Entry: Charges apply to house only. Gardens, grounds and visitor facilities are free to all visitors.
Adults 4
Concessions 3
Children under 16 FREE
Annual multi site pass: 20 individual, 30 joint
Free entry on the first Sunday of the month.

Opening Times:
Tuesday to Sunday 12pm-4pm. Closed Mondays (except Bank Holidays).

Open Saturday 12 April - Sunday 2 November.

The 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. Admission charges apply to the Hall only. Gardens, grounds and visitor facilities are free to all vistors. There is free admission to the entire site on the first Sunday in every month during the open season.

What will I see?

  • The traditional herb garden and orchard – a haven for butterflies and birds
  • The 400-year-old wall decorations in the Painted Chamber
  • The Long Table in the Great Hall – an original piece of furniture listed in the 1684 inventory of the house
  • The mural of Blakesley Hall inside the main entrance to the visitor centre – painted by Julie Eyett in 2001

What's On at Blakesley Hall in September

  • Tom, Frank and May - One Family's Story
    12th April - 2nd November.
    This exhibition tells the First World War story of the Merry family who lived at Blakesley Hall from 1901 to 1932. Entrance to the exhibition is included in the admission price.
  • Knight School6th September, 12-4pm
    Swashbuckling fun for families; learn the art of combat, swordplay and the code of chivalry. Free.
  • Heritage Open Days at Blakesley Hall13th-14th September
    Visit Blakesley Hall for free as part of Heritage Open Days, with specialist tours of the attics.
  • WW1 Magic lantern show and poetry readings
    13th September, 2pm. Includes a poem read by the great Grandson of Frank Merry, actor Nick Goode. Free. Pre-booking essential (tel. 0121 348 8120).
  • Second Sunday Talk - Hunters and Farmers: Prehistoric Birmingham. 
    14th September, 2pm. 
    Dr Mike Hodder talks about a fascinating period of Birmingham's history. £5 per person.
  • Textile Craft Club27th September, 1-3pm. 
    If you are interested in hand crafts then join us at our new Textile Craft Club. 
  • Belief & Superstition28th September, 2pm 
    Fascinating talk and tour about the history of folklore and customs. Pre-booking essential (call 0121 348 8120). £6 per person (£5 concessions). 

What's On at All Birmingham Museums' Heritage Sites

For more information on events and activities check the What’s On page for listings.

See our images of Blakesley Hall from the past and present on flickr

Weddings at Blakesley Hall

Blakesley Hall is registered as an official location for civil ceremonies. Find out about getting married at Blakesley Hall - Weddings