Blakesley Hall, Birmingham
Blakesley Hall is an Elizabethan farmhouse within the city of Birmingham, it is one of the few black and white timber-framed buildings left standing in the city and was built in 1590 for Richard Smalbroke junior, who wanted to reflect his growing prosperity with a new and comfortable home. The Hall now belongs to the City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and vast restoration work has recently been completed.
Saturday to Monday: 12:00 am to 4:00 pm
Children (Under 16): Free
Blakesley Hall is a late Tudor timber framed farmhouse built in 1590. I haven't been here since it underwent a massive restoration project in 2002 but it was enjoyable then so I'm certain it will be even more interesting now.
There is a visitor centre, tearoom and shop. They hold regular events where staff dress up in 16th Century costume. If you call +44 (0)121 464 2193 you can speak with someone at Blakesley Hall who will advise of upcoming events.
Admission and opening times
Free Admission - donations welcome
Open Easter to the end of October Tuesday to Sunday 11.30am to 4pm. Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays