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Ancient High House

Greengate Street, Stafford ST16 2JA, England
+44 1785 619619
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Wonderful Elizabethan Town House

Situated in the heart of Stafford, the High House is a museum not only telling its own history and... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
MedEngland
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England
Free Entry unplanned visit

Decided to pop in and have a look around after visiting the local parks and heading to town for... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
marshall19_10
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Staffordshire
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Greengate Street, Stafford ST16 2JA, England
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

Situated in the heart of Stafford, the High House is a museum not only telling its own history and that of Stafford, particularly during the English Civil War. There are also rooms devoted to the art of puppeteering; the top floor is given over to...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Decided to pop in and have a look around after visiting the local parks and heading to town for lunch, we walked pasted and I remembered a school trip here many years ago. I thought I'd take my own children for a visit. Free to...More

Thank marshall19_10
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Stafford is a surprisingly good place to visit. We spent a fabulous afternoon walking the Tudor lined streets relaxing in the immaculate Victoria Park, lunch in the brill Soup Kitchen and browsing this stunning museum. Up the steps we had a long chat with the...More

Thank Simon T
Reviewed 18 August 2017

too bad the ground floor has been adulterated by two hideous shops, but there is lots to see inside on three floors, with various tableau protected by 'invisible beams'. It's 'free' but there is a suggested donation of £2 for entry . This was made...More

Thank JRSpigot
Reviewed 7 August 2017

A very imposing Tudor framed house which is the tallest in the country. Filled with very well done exhibitions and displays. Particularly interesting to those of a military mindset, as well as the historians.

Thank david m
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

I love having a look around High House. The building itself is fascinating, but there are many informative displays inside, mostly all to do with local history. Well worth a quick trip.

Thank Goat_Herder78
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We have now lived in Stafford for 16 years, walked past the High House many hundreds of times, what a mistake. This place is truly remarkable. The building is fantastic, and the upper room display of how it was built is truly very educational. The...More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 24 July 2017

The architecture here is fantastic, a wonderful example of a timber framed building, but I can't say anything about the interior as it was closed when I visited.

Thank KevinSadler2364
Reviewed 20 July 2017

The Ancient High House is a must visit when ever they have an event on. They old different ones at different times, so you need to check first. The staff dress up in past costume, adding to the experience. The visit is over 3 floors,...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 16 July 2017

My family and I went during the festive season and we were not disappointed. The staff was very informative of all the different traditions. We sang carols and drank mulled wine. It was very traditional and just lovely. My cousin and I made a foliage...More

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Piglet_and_Eeyore
19 July 2017|
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Response from TheKaptain | Reviewed this property |
There may be trademan's entrance and lift at the back but not sure. There are issues for disabled customers wanting access to the fine period building.
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Zooey01
9 October 2015|
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Response from Piglet_and_Eeyore |
There are several car parks nearby, on Broad St, Chell Rd and the Guildhall Centre. All are pay-for. There are disabled spaces on these car parks and it's best to read the terms - e.g. Broad St & Chell Rd the 1st 4 hours... More
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debgroccott
21 July 2015|
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Response from 292bob | Reviewed this property |
For simplicity this is from the town council site for the Ancient High House The Ancient High House is open from Tuesday to Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm. Admission is free with the exception of some events. For Bank Holiday... More
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