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Adult Group Visits






We are happy to give talks and tours to adult groups on site at Selly Manor.  Talks will take place in the medieval hall, Minworth Greaves.

If you prefer, we give a talk to your group at your venue. For this we would request a donation in the region of £25-£50. Staff are happy to do evening talks.


We can give talks on the history of Selly Manor, revealing its fascinating history of removal and reconstruction.  We can also give talks on the history of Bournville village and Bournville Village Trust.

Each talk lasts approximately 45 minutes.


We can give tours of Selly Manor, which will give visitors the opportunity to see the beautiful oak furniture collection. We can also give walking tours of Bournville village green. Please note that this walking tour will only cover the Conservation Area. Bournville has 8000 properties. If you are interested in a tour of the entire Estate, please email

Each tour lasts approximately 45 minutes.

Laurence Cadbury Furniture Collection

The Museum Manager, Daniel Callicott, has recently researched and published a book on our early oak furniture collection. Please contact us if you are interested in a tour of the house concentrating on the furniture.

Combinations talks and tours

We can easily combine any of the above talks and tours, or can tailor a visit around a group’s particular interests.

A very popular visit, especially for larger groups (c25 plus) is the following :

  • Arrive and have talk on Selly Manor and Bournville  (about 45 minutes)
  • Divide into 2 groups
  • Group A has tour of Selly Manor (45 minutes)
  • Group B has tour of Bournville Village Green (45 minutes)
  • The groups then swop over.
  • The total time on site is approximately 2 hours.

We will be happy to provide simple refreshments, such as tea and coffee, which can be served on arrival or after the talks. Please ask on booking.

Please note that all talks and tours MUST be pre-booked. Minimum number is 10, maximum is 50.

Group Rates

Tour of Selly Manor or of Bournville village green – c 45 minutes – £6.00 per person

If you would like refreshments, an additional tour, or talk the following charges will apply in addition  to the standard charge of £6.00:

+ £1.50 for Bournville/Selly Manor tour

+ £1.50 for tea and biscuit

+ £2.50 for tea and cake

+ £1.50 for a talk


For more information telephone 0121 472 0199 or email

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