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Aston Hall

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About Aston Hall
Aston Hall is a magnificent seventeenth century red-brick mansion situated in a picturesque public park on the north side of Birmingham. It also boasts the title of being the first historic building to be opened as a public museum in 1858 by Queen Victoria. Built between 1618 and 1635 for Sir Thomas Holte and home to James Watt Junior from 1817-1848, Aston Hall is steeped in history. The last conventional Jacobean house erected in England, which today features fine 17th-century architectural detail including plasterwork, woodwork and chimneypieces. Now a grade I listed building, the hall is restored to its former Jacobean splendor and is hugely popular with visitors of all ages. Walk through the stunning interiors and see the home that received royalty, was besieged during the English Civil War and inspired an author. Enjoy peaceful, picturesque grounds and cakes, snacks, and hot drinks available in the cafe.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always used to go to the fantastic Aston Hall by candlelight when they happened. I also have been to an afternoon tea and tour. Then last Saturday we went to the ghost tour. It was great. Not sure there were any ghostly events or...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and 2 friends went on a tour of Aston Hall 12/01/2019. This was my second visit, but this visit was on the night. An amazing Jacobean location in the heart of Aston. The building is amazing to walk round. The layout of each room...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jayne W
AstonHallBirmingham, Senior Museum Enabler at Aston Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review - we're really proud of the building, and glad you agree its worth visiting more than once!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Second time at the hall, went to see their Christmas event, What the Dickens, arrived and no disabled parking left, but the lovely parking attendant make sure we parked close, the hall is amazing and so atmospheric with all the lighted trees. Loved Scrooge he...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sejamesold
AstonHallBirmingham, Senior Museum Enabler at Aston Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Really glad that you enjoyed your experience, thank you for sharing. We had a fantastic time and are glad you did too - though Bullseye really was the star of the show!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A. Beautiful old hall ,well preserved & full of interest.Nice coffee shop with Snacks & cakes. Not a large menu but sufficient & reasonable prices

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank junebradley191
AstonHallBirmingham, Senior Museum Enabler at Aston Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We agree that this is a beautiful building, and glad you found the cafe nice! Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 18 December 2018

went with friends who had not visited here before and overall we enjoyed it.the chap who was scrooge was very good as was miss faversham.joined in with the dancing and the carol singing but i do think it could have been much much better.i think...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mkgbaggies
AstonHallBirmingham, Senior Museum Enabler at Aston Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Aston Hall and sharing the holiday season with us. We’re very sorry to hear that you were disappointed with our What the Dickens event. Firstly we’d heartily like to thank you for supporting our charity Birmingham Museums Trust by purchasing tickets...More

Reviewed 17 December 2018

Was really looking forward to our visit. We took my parents as a pre Christmas treat and a trip down memory lane as they grew up in Aston. “What the Dickens Christmas”, what a disappointment. The carol singers were OK however we were all ushered...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kshearf
AstonHallBirmingham, Senior Museum Enabler at Aston Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello, thank you for choosing Aston Hall for a trip down memory lane. We’re very sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy our Christmas event. We appreciate your feedback and we’d sincerely like to thank you for supporting our charity Birmingham Museums Trust by purchasing...More

Reviewed 16 December 2018

I have always enjoyed visiting Aston Hall but today at What the Dickens Christmas, I was very dissapointed. The Rooms which were supposed to depict the various dickens stories just had a few items in them, there were poeple walking around in costume but that...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sheila C
AstonHallBirmingham, Senior Museum Enabler at Aston Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

I’m very glad to hear that you enjoyed your first visit to Aston Hall. Scrooge was wonderful, although I can’t decide whether Miss Havisham was my favourite, or possible Bullseye…he (actually a she) stole the hearts of many of our visitors. We hope you got...More

Reviewed 12 December 2018

We spent a lovely morning walking round the house with a guide who was very knowledgeable. Some lovely rooms ind interesting info. DO NOT WEAR SHOES WITH SMALL HEELS 👠 Really lovely house to walk round lots of interesting details and info. They have a...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Ann T
AstonHallBirmingham, Senior Museum Enabler at Aston Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Really sorry to hear that you were forced to come round the hall in bare feet, that isn't ideal at all! Unfortunately we cannot allow visitors to wear stiletto-type heels as they risk damage to the floors, and may become stuck in some of the...More

Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

I love it here, I’m sad to say I haven’t been for a while but I’ll definitely be going again soon. I used to love the stories of the cannon ball and the lady locked in the tower. Just a beautiful little place xMore

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Hayley A
AstonHallBirmingham, Senior Museum Enabler at Aston Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

So pleased to read that you love the Hall as much as I do! It really is a magical place with lots to see and do - even after a dozen years of visiting, volunteering, and being employed I still see new things every so...More

Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

Aston Hall is a large Jacobean Mansion with some stunning views. On arriving we purchased our tickets from the onsite cafe where we were warmly greeted by a member of staff; the cafe itself was a little sparse but never the less very welcoming, although...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DPJ-Travels
AstonHallBirmingham, Senior Museum Enabler at Aston Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for a lovely review. The house does get very cold - even in the summer it's usually a few degrees cooler than the outside (which is lovely in a hot July but means wrapping up in the winter!). We do have a 'virtual...More

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RabiaS103
30 July 2017|
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Hi there, our Aston experience tours run weekdays during Birmingham term time. For the summer holidays and weekends we run Open Aston where guests are welcome to view the Hall on a self guided basis with guides on hand to... More
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liz53westmidlands
2 May 2017|
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Hi there, we run our Aston Experience tours on weekdays and Open Aston on the weekends, so you are welcome to explore this grand old mansion at your own pace on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, during our summer season
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I wouldn't have thought so, but I'm sure if you call ahead they may be able to arrange translators.
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