The Virtual Museum

The Virtual Museum

Whilst you are not able to visit the lovely Selly Manor Museum at the moment, our team are very busy creating lots of online content to share with you. Over the coming weeks we'll be posting news, stories, activities, history posts and much more on our social media channels and website. We've all got our interests in the team and we hope you'll also get to know us a bit better. 

So if you're looking for fun children's activities, would like to learn about the history of our museum and its collection, or just fancy some history-related distractions then visit us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or take a look at the News section of the Selly Manor Museum website. There will be daily updates and lots to get involved in! We look forward to you joining us, and if you like what you see please share with your family and friends.

Here are some recent features that you might like to explore:

History of Selly Manor and the Collection

Captured Through Time
An online four-part exhibition tracing images of Selly Manor through history

Object in Focus - The Grotesque Chest 
Object in Focus - The Crooke Hall Table
Join Museum Manager Daniel as he describes highlights of the collection in these films

Selly Manor's History
A detailed online exhibition examining the history of one of the oldest buildings in Birmingham

The Lost History of Selly Manor
Watch this short film of historian George Demidowicz exploring Selly Manor

The Virtual Tour
Enjoy a guided tour through this unique building and see highlights from the collection
The Parlour
The Hall
The Kitchen
The Bed Chamber
The Garret 
The Solar
Minworth Greaves

Running Out of Loo Roll?
We have scoured history for some practical (and funny) alternatives during Lockdown


William Alexander Harvey - Part 1
William Alexander Harvey - Part 2
William Alexander Harvey - Part 3
Learn about this influential architect in a series of Facebook posts with Heritage Manager Gillian

Bournville Women
As part of International Women's Month, join Learning and Engagement Facilitator Tia and discover the stories of four incredible women linked to Bournville

Exploring Bournville village
Take a virtual tour of George Cadbury's famous garden village by reading our leaflet

Children's Activities

Daffodil Windmills
Brighten your day with these great instructions for a springtime craft activity

Henry the Bear
Follow Henry's adventures in our regular Facebook posts

School Activity Pack
Discover facts, activities and top tips as you learn about Selly Manor Museum

The Selly Manor Tudor Kids Quiz
Test your knowledge in this video quiz by 11 year old Joseph - then find out the answers

Make Your Own Selly Manor
Fancy a challenge? Then try creating your very own model with our printable template

We wish you all well, hope you stay safe and we can't wait to welcome you all back to Selly Manor in the future.

Gillian, Daniel, Mary and Tia x