The Manor House Museum

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Murder, grave robbing and insanity are all part of the story of this fascinating and unique building - the Manor House has seen it all.

Built by Richard de Marnham in the 1270s, The Manor House is now probably one of the most important surviving medieval timber framed buildings in the Midlands and the most recent building to become part of Sandwell Museum Service.

The construction of its great hall is thought to be the earliest of this type of construction in the country in a standing building.

The Museum had been a public house since the 1960s and when it first opened was an extremely prestigious venue, where footballers and VIPs would dine.

The building is now back in the guardianship of Sandwell Council and looked after by Sandwell Museum Service.

We are slowly turning the building into a heritage visitor attraction and for use for a variety of community projects and activities so new activities are happening all the time. However please bare with us as the building is very musch work in progress.

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Opening times

The Manor House Museum is open for special events and activities, school holiday fun, Bank Holiday Mondays and much more throughout the year and free guided tours between the end of July and the middle of September on Sundays as advertised on the 'What's On' section of the Museum Service web pages.

Please note access to the whole building is only available by guided tour. Full access is not available on event days unless guided tours are also being offered.

NB: during school holidays, family activities take presidence so some rooms may be closed or have restricted access and the site will be busy with families during the week. Check out our what's on page to make the most of your visit.

The Manor House is not open at other times apart from specially advertised events and activities and pre-booked groups.

If you have a group who would like to organise a group guided tour at other times this is possible as long as we can staff it - this attracts a cost per person as per our fees and charges. Call 0121 588 2985 for more information and to book.

Please note that we are unable to accommodate pushchairs inside the house

No dogs on site apart from assistance dogs.

Open for guided tours:

Click this link to for information about our FREE guided tours between July and September 2017.

Please note that due to the current nature of the site access to the whole building is by guided tours only, on event days only parts of the building may be open. If you want to have a good look at the whole building and learn about its history then please do come on one of our free guided tours.

Entrance to the museum is free unless a specific chargeable event is advertised.

In the picture

Enjoy some photos of the Manor House Museum, Bromwic Hall

Contact us

  • You can call us on 0121 588 2985. Please note that staff are not able to man the phones at all times. Please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can. 

  • For general queries you can email us on but please note that opening times details and links to our events and activities listings is detailed above. If you are looking to make a booking please call the house on 0121 588 2985.

Events and Activities

Find out what's on at the Manor House

Getting to us

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Museums for schools

Check out our schools activity sessions or call us if you have a bespoke project in mind.

Other visitor information