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Aston Hall Museum


Aston Hall is one of Birmingham's most treasured buildings. Redisplayed as part of the development project, Aston Hall boasts sumptuous interiors from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, including the magnificent Long Gallery.

Display rooms illustrate the part Aston Hall and its residents played in key moments in history, including the English Civil War, and how it prepared to receive royalty on more than one occasion.

Open 28th March - 1st November.

Weekends, Bank Holidays and Birmingham School Holidays

Open Tuesday - Sunday for guided tours at 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm.
No pre-booking, first-come, first-served basis. Maximum of 25 people per time slot.

Tour Price: £6 Adults, £5 concession.
Children under 16 free.
The Cafe and Shop are open 11am - 4pm.
Closed on Aston Villa home games.

During termtime, tours must be pre-booked and cost £8/adult.

Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.

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  • MNBirminghamLocalEd

    01-Sep-2015 Report

    We used our Thinktank annual pass for free entry to Aston Hall, and were surprised at what a fabulous place it is. It's a bit badly signposted, and I totally relied on the satnav to navigate around the terraced houses to get there, but it's right by the football ground, and then up the imposing driveway. We were quickly swept up in a house tour - not something I'd ever usually consider with my (ahem) lively 3,5, and 8-year-olds - but it was a treat. There's ghost stories, tales of the vicious baronet and his 17 children (one of which was shut away in a top room to waste away for falling in love with a humble farmer - she's still haunting the hall today), and lots to see and learn. It was a bit over the head of the 3-year-old (unsurprisingly), but there were only three others there and they were tolerant enough so we stayed to the end. The hall is a really splendid Jacobean pad, with an entire wing reserved for the king (Charles I stayed for just one night). You can see how a canon careered through a window, through a door and pierced the oak bannisters. And there are gardens to run around too. My boys were kept focussed with the help of an origami owl hunt; the guides were lovely and very knowledgable. Definitely worth a visit. The cafe is good too, but there are plenty of places to picnic.

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