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Visited with my 8year old daughter for her schoolhomework

Fantastic and informative place, lots of hands on activities for children and very helpful and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lilynich
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Rochdale, United Kingdom
Halloween visit

This was our first visit to Clayton hall and we were so impressed. It was their Halloween... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
helenandrews75
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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Clayton Hall is Manchester's only moated manor house. The later part of the hall has been dressed to show the hall in Victorian times. Children are encouraged to touch and have a go at various household activities. They can also get dressed as...more
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Clayton Old Hall Ashton New Road, Manchester M11 4RU, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Clayton Hall On two visits to Clayton Hall I have been given a really warm welcome by the group of Friends. They readily chat to all visitors, and the guides are extremely knowledgeable and approachable. It is inspiring to discover how much time and effort...More

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JimSym, Manager at Clayton Hall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2015

Hi MargaretB, Many thanks for your review. As you say we're all full of enthusiasm to share the Hall and its history. Again as you say "the rooms are full of fascinating artefacts" and they're there for everyone to touch, children included. We hope to...More

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Came here with my son not long back and I will never come back again. The place is dirty the staff looked like miserable zombies and the place itself was really boring and my son was ready to leave after 10 minutes. How it has...More

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JimSym, Apparently a zombie at Clayton Hall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

Hi Steven, It's with great reluctance that I'm replying to your review. As you remember your last one was taken down by TripAdvisor because we proved that you hadn't visited here and so it was a fraudulent review. And this time is exactly the same....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic and informative place, lots of hands on activities for children and very helpful and welcoming staff. My daughter really enjoyed iherself.

Thank lilynich
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first visit to Clayton hall and we were so impressed. It was their Halloween spooktacular. It was amazing. The thought and preparation that went into this event was outstanding. The kids loved every minute of it. Well done to everybody involved you...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

I went to Clayton Hall not knowing what to expect, I have always wanted to go in the hall since I was a child. What a great job the volunteers have done with this building with a small amount of funding. A few rooms have...More

1  Thank sandraelsie
JimSym, Volunteer at Clayton Hall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

Hi and thanks for your great review. As you say we have restored the rooms on the side of the Hall that is dressed as if a family of well-heeled Victorians had just left. The other side is the Tudor side and we also have...More

Reviewed 22 September 2018

Stuck in a rundown area of manchester lies clayton hall a modest property given to the town many years ago with few strings attatched . The last ten years have seen much progress in turning this place into a tourist trap - its full of...More

1  Thank Peter e
JimSym, Volunteer at Clayton Hall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

Thanks for your lovely review, Peter. We always appreciate it when people take the trouble to write something about the hall. Actually, the whole hall is open, although sometimes the wash house may be locked if we don't have enough volunteers to man it. As...More

Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Very interesting, staff made the visit a pleasure part of the house is a Victorian museum the other part dates back to 1200ad lovely dayMore

Thank Sherpa665758
JimSym, Volunteer at Clayton Hall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

Hi Sherpa, I'm pleased you had a good day. We do our best to make the Hall as inviting as possible. Which of course includes letting people poke, prod and rummage around everything on display. You didn't mention our cafe so I don't know whether...More

Reviewed 10 September 2018

Having spotted the lovely timbered house through the trees from the Metrolink line, my friend and I visited on one of the Heritage Open Days. We were very impressed by the work carried out by the Friends of Clayton Hall, and found the volunteers friendly...More

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JimSym, Friendly and Welcoming Volunteer at Clayton Hall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Humphrey Chetham says he enjoyed chatting with all his house guests. And he's glad you thought his cafe was good value because he'd been sure that charging more than a couple of pennies might be too much.

Reviewed 9 September 2018

Lovely house in an oasis of peace just off the busy Ashton new road and the tram route. The volunteers are friendly and welcoming. And it's very refreshing being allowed to sit where you like and touch anything. A super visit.

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JimSym, Friendly and Welcoming Volunteer at Clayton Hall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Thank you for coming to see us. We're glad you had a super visit. Come back and see us soon!

Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We visited the open day with our children age 2, 6 and 9. The ladies were ever so welcoming and knowledgable. They dressed the kids up and helped them to have a go at some Victorian tasks. Our two older children have Autism and usuay...More

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JimSym, Friendly Clayton Hall volunteer at Clayton Hall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

It's always our pleasure to share the hall with our lovely visitors. We're very happy to hear that your children had a good time. Come back soon and have some of Pauline's lovely home-made cake.

Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

I attended the Manchester bee opening day with my sister for the first time ever visiting this place, I have to say it is absolutely brilliant. From the museum to the history talks, all was great. The staff were also fantastic with my 6 year...More

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JimSym, Friendly Clayton Hall volunteer at Clayton Hall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

We're glad you enjoyed our special bee opening event at Clayton. We love having children to visit because often it's through their eyes that we can see the magic of Clayton Hall all over again. We look forward to your next visit too.

Reviewed 11 August 2018

Clayton Hall is a beautiful, historical building set in the grounds of Clayton Park and lovingly cared for by it's dedicated volunteers. We've just got back from afternoon tea which was not only excellent value for money (£10 per person) but is set in a...More

1  Thank tantuddy
JimSym, Friendly Clayton Hall volunteer at Clayton Hall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2018

Hi, I'm so glad you enjoyed your afternoon tea. We like to think that everyone has a good time and enjoys the treats that Pauline makes for you. You're right there are great bus and tram links right next to us. In fact, we're so...More

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