Every year more than 7000 schoolchildren visit Selly Manor, most of them to study the Tudors, but some to look at old houses, furniture and medieval life.Those studying local history can focus on the interesting village of Bournville.
Our comprehensive Resource Pack is sent to all booked and confirmed groups and teachers are welcome to come on a free pre-visit to discuss their needs.
Linked to the National Curriculum, our tours are regularly reviewed in line with teacher feedback, and we have recently received a prestigious Learning Outside the Classroom award and the Sandford Award for Education.
Outlined below are details of a typical Selly Manor visit, however we are happy to tailor-make visits to suit the topic that is being studied, or the age of the children.To discuss this further, please contact us on 0121 472 0199 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A Typical Visit …
On a typical day visit to Selly Manor you will arrive at 10am and leave at 2pm.The time is spent in room sessions with a member of our Education Team in the Tudor house investigating:
- Social conditions
- Daily life and work
- Food and cooking
- Crime, punishment and warfare
- Construction of timber buildings
You will also experience hands-on resources:
- Replica objects
- Old games
- Replica Tudor costumes
- Herbs and spices
- Tudor garden
If you wish to use a specific resource then please mention this when booking.
£4.00 per child – with one of our Education Team
£3.00 per child – if you wish to guide them yourself.
Admission is free for teachers and helpers.
(A minimum of one accompanying adult per ten children visiting.)
Please pay on the day by cash or cheque (payable to BVT).
By rotating the various sessions our Education Team can deal with two classes per visit. We can accommodate three classes, but please be aware that this may limit the experience – particularly the time spent on activities – and only works with the assistance of teachers and helpers.
Selly Manor is a charity, so we would be very grateful if you would encourage your children to use our shop, which helps to support the work of the museum. Most of the items for sale cost £1 or less. We suggest £2 per child as a suitable amount to spend. Gift bags, to any value, can be prepared in advance – but these should be arranged prior to your visit.
In good weather school groups can take advantage of the beautiful garden at Selly Manor. If the weather is bad, the medieval hall house Minworth Greaves can be used. There are two toilets at the museum.
Contact Information & Booking
Please note, Selly Manor is a very popular Tudor site so we strongly recommend that you arrange your visit well in advance to ensure you get the date you want. To book, or for more information please call 0121 472 0199 or email email@example.com