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“A nice couple of hours”
Review of Manor House Museum

Manor House Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Manor House or Bromwic Hall was once at the centre of the medieval Manor of Bromwic and was the home of the Lord of the Manor and local administrative centre. The oldest parts date back to 1270 with 15th century additions. The building was a pub and restaurant from the 1960s until 2009 when it came into the guardianship of sandwell Museums, who are slowly developing and restoring the site while putting on a wide variety of events, activities, community groups, school activities, tours and much more.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We visited the manor house for their Easter event. The price was very reasonable and staff were very helpful and friendly. The trail was only short but there were craft activities to do after so it filled
a couple of hours.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

A good place to visit but they could do a lot more with it, it has been a public house in the past, they do put shows on at times .

Thank gus404
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Sandwell_Museums, Manager at Manor House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Hi there, the museum service has been looking after the building for several years and there is alot of work to be done to develop the site. A large bid for lottery funding has just gone in so we are hoping we will be successful in order to carry out major works and develop visitor facilities. In the meantime there are lots of activities going on all year.

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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

But seeing as they really don't open up more parts of the old pub and nothing really changes there any more it's going down hill.

Thank baseblade
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Sandwell_Museums, Manager at Manor House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

The whole building is open during summer guided tours where visitors can get a glimpse into the medieval history of the building along with some of the later stories and see some of the areas displayed as room settings as they may have looked in the mid - late 1400s.

On event and activity days there is access to the parts of the building where the activities are taking place not the entire building.

Currently we don't allow free flow due to the nature of the site however we are applying for funding for restoration and development which we hope will allow further access and improved interpretation and facilities.

So please bare with us this will be a long process, but please enjoy our activities and guided tours int he meantime.

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Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

This museum offers something for all ages and the staff are always helpful and friendly.
Tonight was the older generations turn. £12 only per person for 'Merry Wives of Windsor' performed by the Festival Players. This isn't the first time I've seen them and again the play was perfect. Due to the unsettled weather the performance was inside but the setting only makes the performance more authentic.
I've also taken part in the beauty workshops which happen once a month. 2 hours of relaxation making everything from bath bombs to lip balms.
Can't wait for my next visit.
Keep up the good work.

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Reviewed 1 May 2017

Why oh why do they have to insist on setting off the cannons several times a day every bank holiday. As a resident its extremely annoying . i feel so sorry for the old age pensioners that live round here. We can actually feel the house shake when this happens. Its not like these medieval days they insist upon keep having are popular. i think we counted about 10 people there yesterday and the same today. Surely they can find somewhere there is not a housing area to set these off and make this noise. there are certain people that need to sleep sometimes during the day for all sorts if reasons, like after doing a night shift, or been up with children.

Thank Tina M
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Sandwell_Museums, Museum Services Manager at Manor House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

I am sorry that you felt that the event at the Manor House Museum wasn't appropriate and that it was too noisy for the locality.

As you can appreciate as a visitor attraction and museum we undertake a huge variety of events and activities throughout the year and we aim to cater for all ages and give our visitors and local people a chance to take part in a variety of experiences. Before the site was a visitor attraction it had been a public house and restaurant since the early 1960s so has been a public building for many many years.

We undertake one or two re-enactment events in any given year and events with bangs are very occasional. On this occasion during the course of the event there were two battle/firing displays at 12noon and one at 1.30pm - both lasted 15 minutes or slightly less which we felt was appropriate for the nature of the event and the area in which the attraction sits.

Please be reassured that we take comments and suggestions seriously when developing programmes in future years. We make every endeavour to ensure that local residents are fully aware of activities with information banners on the railings and by directly leafleting through doors to give residents plenty of warning as to what's on at the site.

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