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Aston Hall

Aston Hall Trinity Road | Aston, Birmingham B6 6JD, England
+44 121 348 8100
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Definetly reccomend to check out as it is a memorial piece to history. The building itself is a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kobiz P
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Self guided tour

After reaching there I came to know there is no guided tour available on Saturday. I am sure I have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Soma S
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Aston Hall is a magnificent seventeenth century red-brick mansion situated in a picturesque public park on the north side of Birmingham. It also boasts the title of being the first historic building to be opened as a public museum in 1858 by Queen Victoria. Built between 1618 and 1635 for Sir Thomas Holte and home to James Watt Junior from 1817-1848, Aston Hall is steeped in history. The last conventional Jacobean house erected in England, which today features fine 17th-century architectural detail including plasterwork, woodwork and chimneypieces. Now a grade I listed building, the hall is restored to its former Jacobean splendor and is hugely popular with visitors of all ages. Walk through the stunning interiors and see the home that received royalty, was besieged during the English Civil War and inspired an author. Enjoy peaceful, picturesque grounds and cakes, snacks, and hot drinks available in the cafe.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Aston Hall Trinity Road | Aston, Birmingham B6 6JD, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Definetly reccomend to check out as it is a memorial piece to history. The building itself is a masterpiece and definetly reccomend taking a stroll in the park.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reaching there I came to know there is no guided tour available on Saturday. I am sure I have missed lot of history. But before coming here I read Aston Hall history and that helped me a lot. This is one of the Grade...More

Thank Soma S
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AstonHallBirmingham, Senior Museum Enabler at Aston Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Soma, thank you for your review and your visit! We try our best to offer a variety of ways to explore Aston Hall, whether that's our weekday Aston Experience Tours, or on a self-guided basis during our Open Aston days. Whichever day you visit...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting day. Informative guides who obviously loved what they did. Beautiful panelling and stonework. The Jacobean house is magnificent and the grounds are neatly kept. The day was rounded off with tea and tea cakes in the lovely tea rooms.

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AstonHallBirmingham, Senior Museum Enabler at Aston Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for such a lovely review! We shall pass on your kind words to our fabulous team of volunteer tour guides. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Aston Hall is a large Jacobean style house in the centre of Aston Park, Aston, Birmingham. UK. It is over 400 years old and well worth a visit. Take the guided tour and find out how they lived and why there is a big hole...More

Thank Avis P
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AstonHallBirmingham, Senior Museum Enabler at Aston Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for a lovely review! We shall be sure to let our volunteers know that their guided tours are so well appreciated!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My parents and I visited at the end of May and it was surprisingly quiet for half term. It's a feature of my city I've passed hundreds of times and I have no idea why I never visited before. It's absolutely beautiful, with well kept...More

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Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

I arrived when the Hall opened but had to wait half an hour for a tour, but took the opportunity to buy some gifts and have a drink. The guide, Linda was very good, knowledgable, friendly and had some excellent information to impart. I had...More

Thank Ruth I
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AstonHallBirmingham, Senior Museum Enabler at Aston Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Ruth, thank you for such a lovely review! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed exploring Aston Hall and had chance to spend time in Lady Holte's garden. Thank you again, and we hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

The tour was just fantastic. The volunteers were fantastic and very friendly and knowledgeable. The staff at the coffeeshop knew exactly how to make the perfect latte while chatting to us. Loved it.

Thank Zoe903
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AstonHallBirmingham, Senior Museum Enabler at Aston Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Zoe, thank you so much for such a great review! Both our volunteers and staffed will be delighted to hear you enjoyed exploring the Hall and our café! We look forward to seeing you again soon

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Reviewed May 26, 2018

A real experience. Everything feels so authentic and it truly brings you back in time. One thing I didn't appreciate or even understand; why do they have, in some rooms, modern posters depicting contemporary celebrities not connected to Aston Hall? An excellent day out.

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Astonhallmuseum, SME at Aston Hall, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2018

Hi Brian, thank you for your wonderful review! We're glad you enjoyed exploring this grand old mansion and taking in the contemporary art exhibition we have with us this summer!

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Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic 400 year old Jacobian Mansion. You can help be blown away by the long room. And with staff and volonteers on hand to give you the history.

Thank Stephen L
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Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

It is the 400th aniversary of Aston Hall this year and the building is like actually someone is still living in it. Everything is in a very good condition, furniture are set up the way they used to be in those years and also there...More

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AstonHallBirmingham, Senior Museum Enabler at Aston Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hiya, thank you for such a lovely review! We are very proud of our collection and strive to put on great events, such as our Georgian House Party which included the sword fighting!

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Rabia S
July 30, 2017|
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Hi there, our Aston experience tours run weekdays during Birmingham term time. For the summer holidays and weekends we run Open Aston where guests are welcome to view the Hall on a self guided basis with guides on hand to... More
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liz53westmidlands
May 2, 2017|
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Response from AstonHallBirmingham | Property representative |
Hi there, we run our Aston Experience tours on weekdays and Open Aston on the weekends, so you are welcome to explore this grand old mansion at your own pace on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, during our summer season
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ianzicu
March 5, 2017|
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I wouldn't have thought so, but I'm sure if you call ahead they may be able to arrange translators.
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