Selly Manor Museum Birmingham

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Selly Manor, Maple Road Bournville, B30 2AE

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PreSchool, 5 to 7 years, 8 to 10 years, 11 to 13 years, 14 to 16 years, College, University

Every year more than 6000 schoolchildren visit Selly Manor, most of them to study the Tudors, but some to look at old houses, furniture and other aspects of history.

Listed under: Day Trip Destinations | Art and Design | Museums | Historical Heritage | Historic Buildings | Leisure and Tourism | History | English | Citizenship | Themed Attraction

What we offer

School Visits to Selly Manor

Today these houses are packed with objects from the past which brings them to life, and helps to show what life was like hundreds of years ago.

With the help of our experienced and engaging Education Team, and a whole host of hands-on activities, a visit to Selly Manor is a great way to explore and learn about the past in a fun and enjoyable way. Linked to the National Curriculum, our tours and activities are regularly reviewed in line with teacher feedback, and we have received a prestigious Sandford Award for Education.


Please see information above for specific times for each type of visit. If schools wish to stay at the museum after 2pm we are happy for you to carry out teacher-led activities, please mention this when booking.

Accreditation and Awards

Sandford Award for Heritage Education

Group Sizes Catered For

Our Education Team can deal with 2 classes in one visit, by rotating the various sessions. We can accommodate 3 classes but please be aware that this will limit the experience, particularly time spent on activities. This arrangement will only work with assistance from teachers and helpers. Please bring at least 1 adult per 10 children. We rely on the willingness of class teachers and helpers to ensure your visit is safe and enjoyable. School staff are responsible for student behaviour and first aid provision throughout the visit.

Materials, Resources & Information Provided

A resource pack and risk assessment will be sent out to all booked and confirmed groups. Teachers are welcome to come on a free pre-visit to discuss their needs.

Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions

Yes, there are no copyright restrictions.

Risk Assessment Details

We provide a risk assessment for all booked groups. We also offer a free pre-visit for group leaders and teacher, please contact Selly Manor to arrange a suitable date and time.

Education Officer Information

Daniel Callicott, Museum Manager 0121 472 0199 

Pricing Information

Full day (10am - 2pm): £5.00 per child

Half day (10am - 12pm or 12pm - 2pm): £2.50 per child

Free for teachers and helpers Please pay on the day by cash, cheque (payable to BVT) or credit or debit card.

Invoices can be raised by prior arrangement. Booked groups that do not turn up will be invoiced for the full amount.

Clothing Requirements

No, although we do recommend children and accompanying adults wrap up warm during the winter.

First Aid Information

Schools that visit Selly Manor are responsible for their own first aid provision.

Available Facilities

Lunch Arrangements + Gift Shop

Lunch can be eaten in our medieval hall or the lovely Tudor garden. We are a charity and would appreciate it if teachers allowed children to use our gift shop. Gift bags can be prepared by prior arrangement.

Gift shop - we recommend children bring about £2 if they would like to buy a souvenir.

Accessibility & Disabled Facilities

The majority of the site is fully accessible. However the first and second floors of Selly Manor are only accessible by steep stairs. We recommend teachers call the museum to discuss specific needs, staff at the museum are always able to accommodate a variety of needs and are able to adapt visits where necessary.

Opening Hours & Information

Booked groups can arrange to visit at any time where there is availability.


We have had an excellent day and you have provided exactly what is needed. The guide was fantastic and enthused the children. I will be recommending this to other teacher friends St Brigids Primary School

Super guide - great with kids and very knowledgeable and humorous Hob Green Primary School

Really enjoyable and informative guide who was an asset to the establishment. The guide was well informed, engaged the children and enthused them Butts Primary School

Exceptional guide. The children were always engaged and they thoroughly enjoyed the day Manor Primary School

Booking information


Please book early to avoid disappointment. To make enquiries or book please contact Gillian, Daniel, Nicki or Mary;

Telephone: 0121 472 0199


Postal address: Selly Manor, c/o BVT, 350 Bournville Lane, Bournville, Brmingham, B30 1QY

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