Selly Manor Museum is open:
Tuesday - Friday, 10am - 5pm (all year)
Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm (July - August)
Please note that we also run special Events that require pre-booking, and that opening hours may vary.
During term time weekdays we normally have visiting school groups on site between 10am and 2pm.
So if you would like your visit to be quiet and peaceful we would recommend you come along outside of those hours on a weekday.
If you'd like to check please give us a call on 0121 472 0199 before your visit.
Please read this page to ensure you fully understand our procedures for visiting and to help keep everyone safe.
We promise to help keep you safe and have maintained the following measures:
- One way systems throughout the site
- Providing a warm welcome at a distance
- Restricting visitor numbers
- Providing hand sanitiser stations
- Additional cleaning
- All visitors will be required to submit their name and contact details for Track and Trace
We have now ended pre-booking for general admission, although please be aware that on some event days we will still require booking in advance. You can see our Events days or call 0121 472 0199 if you would like to check.
What to Expect
When you arrive you will be greeted by our friendly and knowledgeable staff. Our ticket desk is stationed in the medieval hall of Minworth Greaves where we have a screen to aid social distancing.
You will also be able to visit the manor itself with its homely warm feel. See the house brought to life with the beautiful Laurence Cadbury Collection of early furniture and domestic objects. You can talk to our friendly staff or explore in your own time.
For children and families we will have a Family Trail available so you can discover even more. You can also take part in our garden trail which is lovely to stroll around.
Our range of hands-on resources such as dressing up, armour to try on and games to play are now available, with strict cleaning and hand sanitising.
Frequently Asked Questions
How will you keep me safe?
There is a one way system throughout the site and social distancing markers. These are all designed to keep visitors, volunteers and staff safe.
There is a regular cleaning regime throughout the day. Hand sanitiser stations will be provided at entrances to the buildings.
Do I need to wear a face covering?
Face coverings are optional, we provide a supply for those that wish to use them.
Do I need to book in advance?
We have now removed our online booking system for general visitors and you are able to pay on arrival. Some special events will require pre-booking and these will be listed on the Events page of this website.
I am a Bournville Village Trust Resident - is it free?
Yes, it is free to visit Selly Manor Museum for Bournville Village Trust residents. Please bring proof of address with you, or your Selly Manor Museum BVT Residents Card. Please note that for some events BVT Residents are not entitled to free entry, if you'd like to check just see the Events page or send us a message using the contact form below.
Are there toilets?
Our toilets are open. We also have a thorough and regular cleaning regime throughout the day.
I have accessibility requirements - should I visit?
Please be aware that the buildings have steep stairs, uneven floors and restricted lighting. If you would like to know more about the museum's accessibility please see our guide on the Your visit page or contact us to discuss your needs on 0121 472 0199 or by completing the contact form at the bottom of this page - our team will be more than happy to help.
How long will a visit take?
If you visit manor house, garden and take part in our trails then we would suggest it would take at least an hour. You are welcome to stay as long as you like.
Is there a cafe?
We do not have a cafe on site. Close to Selly Manor Museum there are a number of options for Eating & drinking - we recommend you check opening times and services in advance.
Can I bring a picnic?
You are welcome to bring a picnic and if there is space you can sit in our garden as we have plenty of benches. If the garden becomes busy we may ask you to take your picnic across the road to the lovely Bournville village green where there is lots of space and seating. We will also ask you to take your rubbish home with you.
Is there anything for children to do?
We have a Family Trail when you visit the manor house and a trail in the garden too. There are games to play, dressing up and armour to try on. Plus most children love to find the Tudor loo, see the Priest Hole and explore the manor.
Is there a gift shop?
We have a small gift shop selling souvenirs, cards and prints.