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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 August

  • 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.
  • Totstime Tuesdays. 12th August, 12pm-3pm.
    Creative play for under 7's throughout the summer holidays. Drop in. £1 per child.
  • Crafty Thursdays14th August,  12pm-3pm.
    Celebrate the fun of the circus and make your own concertina horse puppet. Drop-in. £1 per child.
  • Totstime Tuesdays19th August, 12pm-3pm.
    A craft to take home, a counting activity, a nature table to explore, a role play area and measuring and sorting games. Drop-in. £1 per child.
  • Crafty Thursdays21st August, 12pm-3pm.
    Celebrate the fun of the circus and make your own seal toy. Drop-in. £1 per child.
  • Totstime Tuesdays26th August, 12pm-3pm.
    A craft to take home, a counting activity, a role play area and a themed quiet space with a fine motor skill activity. Also, help us make a Butterfly collage for our Big Craft. Drop-in. £1 per child.
  • Circus Academy: Wired Up Gardens. 28th August, 1-3pm.
    See the professionals in action and then learn the same skills yourself in the workshops.
  • Crafty Thursdays28th August, 12pm-3pm.
    Celebrate the fun of the circus and make your own pop-up clown toy. Drop-in. £1 per child.

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