The History of Selly Manor Exhibition

The History of Selly Manor Exhibition
From 23 July 2024 at 10:00 AM
To 3 August 2024 at 5:00 PM
Cost normal admission applies

Discover the rich history of one of Birmingham's oldest buildings as we delve into the fascinating story of Selly Manor. Based on the museum's archival collection, learn about how this modest yeoman's house was first built in the 1470s, and became home to many over its 500 year old history. The exhibition will highlight some of the key characters from the building's past, and show what life was like for the residents.

Find out about the remarkable story of how this near derelict building was rescued from demolition by George Cadbury, then moved and rebuilt in his beautiful garden village of Bournville. See the detailed records of architect William Alexander Harvey who undertook this huge project.

The exhibition will also help to uncover the tale of how Laurence Cadbury collected period furniture and objects to bring the house to life, and focus on some of the more quirky artefacts on display at the museum.

The History of Selly Manor Exhibition runs from 23rd July - 3rd August (but not on Saturday 27th July), and is open 10am - 5pm each day.

Normal Selly Manor Museum admission applies. Adults £5, Concessions £4, Children £3, Family (2Ad, 3Ch) £15.
Bournville Village Trust Residents are entitled to free entry with proof of address.
Admission includes entry to Selly Manor Museum.
No booking required.

The exhibition will take place in Minworth Greaves which is on ground level. If you would like to know more details are available on the Your visit section of our website, or to discuss accessibility then please call the Selly Manor Museum team on 0121 472 0199.