Selly Manor Museum
Explore the Tudor manor and medieval hall, saved from demolition by chocolate manufacturer George Cadbury, and rebuilt in the heart of historic Bournville. Enjoy an exhibition by the Birmingham Watercolour Society.
Selly Manor is a beautiful Tudor manor, first recorded in 1476, which stands alongside the medieval cruck hall of Minworth Greaves. These two timber framed buildings were saved from demolition by chocolate manufacturer and philanthropist George Cadbury. A project was then undertaken to have the buidlings dismantled, moved and rebuilt in the garden village of Bournville where Selly Manor has stood since 1916. Minworth Greaves was rebuilt on the site in 1932 and is possibly the oldest building in Birmingham, dating from the 1300s.
Selly Manor is home to the Laurence Cadbury Collection of early furniture and domestic objects, mainly dating from 16th – 18th centuries. Both buildings are surrounded by a delightful period garden.
The museum is full of hands on experiences including a chance to dress in replica Tudor costumes for both old and young alike, as well as games to play and a children’s trail. For Heritage Open Day 2019 the museum will be hosting a photographic exhibition of Bournville displaying rarely seen archival images alongside specially commissioned pictures of the residents of today.
Date & Time
Sat 11 Sept | 10am–4pm
Selly Manor Museum, Maple Road, Bournville, B30 2AE
Booking not required
Selly Manor is fully accessible for wheelchair and pushchair users on the ground floors. There are steep stairs to the first and second floors of the manor. We have a touch screen facility with full details and virtual tour of the upstairs rooms for anyone unable to access them. Toilets on site include an accessible toilet.