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Blakesley Hall

Blakesley Road
B25 8RN
Tel: +44 [0]121 464 2193
Admission: Free
Opening Times:
Open from 31st March to 28th October
Tuesday to Sunday 11.30am - 4pm
Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays
Map: Link to map

Looking out of the window of Blakesley Hall, it is easy to imagine the rural landscape of years gone by.

Beyond the walled herb garden once lay acres of farmland belonging to the house and its occupants.

The timber-framed house was built in 1590 by Richard Smalbroke, a member of one of Birmingham’s leading merchant families.

More than 400 years later, beautiful Blakesley is still a haven; secluded from the avenues of modern houses that lie beyond its gates.

In recent years a new visitor centre has been opened with an excellent café and shop. A major refurbishment of the 17th century barn has provided improved facilities for school groups.

Weddings are also part of life here. Blakesley Hall is registered as an official location for civil ceremonies.

What will I see?

Highlights at Blakesley Hall include:

  • The traditional herb garden and orchard – a haven for butterflies and birds
  • The 400-year-old wall decorations in the Painted Chamber
  • The café overlooking the house and lawns
  • The Long Table in the Great Hall – an original piece of furniture listed in the 1684 inventory of the house
  • The mural of Blakesley Hall inside the main entrance to the visitor centre – painted by Julie Eyett in 2001

There is a year-round programme of activities and temporary exhibitions. Recent events include an Elizabethan garden party and falconry displays. Check the What’s On page for the latest listings.

Don’t forget, although the house is normally closed in the winter months, school parties and pre-booked groups are welcome all year round. Charges may apply for out-of-season visits so please contact Blakesley Hall for further details.

exterior shot of Blakesley Hall

Blakesley Mouse

the Gardens

Kitchen within Blakesley Hall