More than 7000 schoolchildren visit Selly Manor every year, most to learn about the Tudors but many to study old houses, furniture and medieval life. On a typical visit you can investigate social conditions, daily life and work, food and cooking, clothing, crime, punishment and warfare and the construction of timber buildings. You will also experience hands-on resources including replica objects and Tudor costumes, old games, herbs and spices, table-laying and a Tudor garden. To find out more, visit our school visits page. We have been awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom Award and the Sandford Award for our school visits education service.
We offer a range of talks and tours at Selly Manor, including an hour-long guided tour which examines the history of the buildings and their beautiful period furniture collection. On the 30-minute Bournville Walking Tour you can retrace philanthropist George Cadbury’s steps around his famous garden village. The tour includes a visit to the village green, explanations about the many public buildings created for residents and a look at the architecture of many of its houses. To find out more, visit our adult group visits page.