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Bromwich Hall - The Manor House Museum

Bromwich Hall - West Bromwich Manor House Museum

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History - Discover 750 years of stories

Murder, grave robbing and insanity are all part of the story of this fascinating and unique building - the Manor House or Bromwic Hall has seen it all. Built by Richard de Marnham in the 1270s, Bromwich Hall 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.

Over its 750 year history Bromwich Hall has been the home of a number of notable residents including the Solicitor General to Charles I. It has also been the home of ordinary families when it became tenements in the later 1800s. The site was a public house from the 1960s and when it first opened was an extremely prestigious venue, where footballers and VIPs would dine. The pub closed in 2009 and the building is now back in the guardianship of Sandwell Council and looked after by Sandwell Museum Service.

The building is now a heritage visitor attraction and used for a variety of community projects and activities and new activities are happening all the time. There is also a lively programme of events and activities. However please bear with us as the building is very much work in progress.

Manor House

Opening Times

Weekdays

During August Bromwich Hall is open for you to look around on Wednesday 3rd, Thursday 4th, Friday 5th, Saturday 6th, Monday 8th, Tuesday 9th, Saturday 13th, Monday 15th, Tuesday 16th (15th and 16th meet the wise woman) and Wednesday 17th (with medieval music and craft demonstrations), Monday 22nd, Tuesday 23, Monday 29 and Tuesday 30. 11am-3pm. Free entry no need to book

Weekends

We are open once a month at weekends (sometimes more if we have extra events organised) for you to explore our old beams and learn about 800 years of history as well as enjoy our programme of entertainment.

Saturday 6 August. House and grounds open 11am-3pm. You can also enjoy our games day event in the grounds with activities and fun for families. Entry Free, no need to book.

Saturday 13th August. House and grounds open 11am-3pm. explore the old beams and see the arts festival in the grounds as part of the FLOW festival. Entry Free no need to book. 

Saturday 17 September and Sunday 18 September. 11am-4pm . Join us for a fantastic weekend with Buckingham's retinue reenactment group who set up their medieval camp in the grounds. Meet knights and ladies, learn about weapons and cooking, have a go at medieval dancing and games and enjoy our crafts and trails. Entry Free no need to book. 

Find out about our special events and activities. Click for more information about visiting and to book your tickets if required.

Please note access to the whole building is not always available on special event or activity days. If you are interested in seeing the whole building and learning about its fascinating story then please come along on one of our special open days as advertised. You could also book your group or organisation in for a private guided tour at a small cost. Give us a call for more information and availability. Call 0121 588 2985 Tuesdays or Wednesdays or email BromwichHall_Museum@sandwell.gov.uk

Where to find us

Getting to us

Parking

Parking is available on site in our free car park. Accessible parking is near to the house

Accessibility

Please read our accessibility guide to help you to enjoy your visit. Please do not hesitate to contact us before your visit on 0121 588 2985 Tuesdays or Wednesdays if you wish to know more or ask a member of staff for assistance during your visit. You can also email us at BromwichHall_Museum@sandwell.gov.uk

Access into the building is limited due to the size and nature of the site. There are some steep steps and there isn't a lift available. However there is access into the great hall where staff will be on hand to give you further information and show you photos of the rest of the building if you require it.

Dogs - assistance dogs only.

Assistance dogs are very welcome on site and inside the museum, however we don't allow other dogs on site, in the grounds or inside the buildings.

Refreshments

Our volunteers serve tea, coffee, cold drinks and snacks on activity or event days. However you are welcome to bring a picnic and a picnic blanket to enjoy in the grounds.

Contact us

Phone: 0121 588 2985

email: BromwichHall_Museum@sandwell.gov.uk

You can also find us on Facebook, twitter and Instagram @sandwellmuseum

Well I never knew that! Museum Musings

Get behind the scenes gossip and information as well as some fascinating history bits and bobs with our museum blog. 

In the picture

Enjoy pictures of Bromwich Hall from our Flikr album

Check out some of the events and activities on site with our activities album

Great Hall

Bromwich Hall, Great Hall

 

Events and Activities

Find out what's on at the Manor House including school holiday fun and bank holiday opening

Museums for schools

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

Other visitor information

  • Please note we are unable to accommodate pushchairs inside the building.
  • Visit the new Discover Sandwell website with information about what's on in Sandwell and what there is to see and do. This site is being developed all the time.
  • Free parking is available on site.