Curator’s tour of Selly Manor
Experience two of Birmingham’s oldest buildings in a behind-the-scenes tour with Museum Manager Daniel Callicott. Discover the medieval origins of Selly Manor, the stories of those that lived here and how the manor came to be rescued from demolition and rebuilt by chocolate manufacturer George Cadbury. Join us as we pick out the curator’s collection highlights, from a huge 18 foot oak table with a tale to tell to a bed once belonging to one of the pioneers of the Welsh language. This is the perfect chance to savour the atmosphere of these ancient houses during a private tour.
We will be offering a rare chance to see some of our important archives. Highlights include photographs by renowned architect William Alexander Harvey showing how the manor was moved in the early 19th century and a notebook belonging to our collection’s founder Laurence Cadbury which holds the secrets to how the collection was formed. We look forward to welcoming you for a fascinating look at a very special museum
Date & Time
Tues 15 Sept | 4pm–5.30pm & 6pm–7.30pm
Selly Manor Museum, Maple Road, Bournville, B30 2AE
Booking required, please call Selly Manor Museum 0121 472 0199
Please note that the site has steep stairs and uneven floors. You will find detailed information about accessibility of the site on our Your visit page of our website. If you would like to know more or discuss accessibility then please call the Selly Manor Museum team on 0121 472 0199.
The safety of our staff and visitors is very important to us. We will ensure measures are taken to keep you safe at this event. The tour will take place indoors and adhere to strict social distancing. Group numbers will not exceed 6 people. Hand washing and sanitiser stations will be available for use at Selly Manor Museum both before and after the tour. Face coverings will be required when indoors during the tour.