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Ancient High House

Greengate Street, Stafford ST16 2JA, England
+44 1785 619619
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A very imposing Tudor framed house which is the tallest in the country. Filled with very well done... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
david m
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
Lots to learn

I love having a look around High House. The building itself is fascinating, but there are many... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Penkridge, United Kingdom
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Greengate Street, Stafford ST16 2JA, England
+44 1785 619619
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very imposing Tudor framed house which is the tallest in the country. Filled with very well done exhibitions and displays. Particularly interesting to those of a military mindset, as well as the historians.

Thank david m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love having a look around High House. The building itself is fascinating, but there are many informative displays inside, mostly all to do with local history. Well worth a quick trip.

Thank Goat_Herder78
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have now lived in Stafford for 16 years, walked past the High House many hundreds of times, what a mistake. This place is truly remarkable. The building is fantastic, and the upper room display of how it was built is truly very educational. The...More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The architecture here is fantastic, a wonderful example of a timber framed building, but I can't say anything about the interior as it was closed when I visited.

Thank KevinSadler2364
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Ancient High House is a must visit when ever they have an event on. They old different ones at different times, so you need to check first. The staff dress up in past costume, adding to the experience. The visit is over 3 floors,...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I went during the festive season and we were not disappointed. The staff was very informative of all the different traditions. We sang carols and drank mulled wine. It was very traditional and just lovely. My cousin and I made a foliage...More

Thank Hannah K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

National Trust - eat your heart out! What a fantastic place to visit, with interest in every room. Unbelievably it is free to explore, but after you have seen this amazing house and its contents I am sure will agree that the local council should...More

Thank jobberdave
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Staff to be congratulated on their food through the ages open day. Ought to do more often. Staff knowledgeable and wanting to inform visitors. And all this free entry.

Thank lawsgm
Reviewed 19 June 2017

It was hard to believe that the oak used in the building of this lovely house where cut down from a local wood in around 1594. For the Dorrington family. It shows how it was constructed on the ground then hoisted into place. Many of...More

Thank tabuckleyuk
Reviewed 25 May 2017

THe Ancient High House is a MUST SEE if you visit Stafford main town centre. It is a significant piece of local history providing a snapshot of past life and a reflection of the beauty and wonder of buildings of old.

Thank Jenny B
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20 July 2017|
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Response from WilliamRead | Reviewed this property |
I think that there must be another access at ground level at the back of the building, as I have seen doors there. I suggest you telephone the venue before your next visit. However, I am sure that there is no lift in the... More
9 October 2015|
Response from Piglet_and_Eeyore |
There are several car parks nearby, on Broad St, Chell Rd and the Guildhall Centre. All are pay-for. There are disabled spaces on these car parks and it's best to read the terms - e.g. Broad St & Chell Rd the 1st 4 hours... More
22 July 2015|
Response from 292bob | Reviewed this property |
For simplicity this is from the town council site for the Ancient High House The Ancient High House is open from Tuesday to Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm. Admission is free with the exception of some events. For Bank Holiday... More