The Oak House Museum

The Oak House Museum, West Bromwich: Address, Phone Number, The Oak House Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

The Oak House Museum
4.5
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The Oak House was built in the 1620s/30s with the brick extension at the back, the belvedere (tower), chimney stacks and old barn being added in the 1650s. The house is furnished in period style and has a wide range of events, activities, community groups and school holiday fun all year around.
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A. K
3 contributions
Great house
Jul. 2021 • Couples
What a great place to visit the house is just so full off surprises. Worth a visit I totally enjoyed visiting this house.
Written July 29, 2021
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balawaya
Birmingham, UK770 contributions
Heard about the actives so thought we could combine looking round the house with what was going on in the gardens
Aug. 2019 • Friends
Love this old house dating back to 1488 it's got a lot to see and is very interesting and there are lots of information boards in it room telling you about the history and today we had to find where the clay pipes where hidden.in the garden there was a teddy bear and lots of actives for the children and there is a restaurant for a drink and a snack and gift shop and it's free to go in.its just a five minute walk from the metro station at lodge road, there is no one site parking,
Written August 20, 2019
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Thank you for your review we're glad you enjoyed your visit. We have lots going on throughout the year. So we hope you come back and visit again The house was actually built in the 1620s, the date on the front was probably put there by the Victorians :)
Written October 29, 2019
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dhm1133
Birmingham, UK66 contributions
Lovely place and informative staff
Aug. 2019 • Friends
Lovely example of a Tudor house nestled in a busy residential area of the town. Excellent staff, full of enthusiasm and knowledge, keen to answer any questions. Small cafe area and an adventure playground. Quiet short walk was relaxing around the gardens.
Will definitely return with the children. A real gem. As good as any national trust place with an entrance fee!
Written August 17, 2019
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Thank you for your review - we're glad you enjoyed our lovely old house. Yes do come back and bring the children we have lots going on throughout the year for families particularly in school holidays.
Written August 20, 2019
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jparkes58
West Bromwich, UK17 contributions
Historical Gem!
Jul. 2019
On my doorstep in the middle of urban West Bromwich, this much loved building is now a thriving living historical museum. A lovely place to wander round along with the gardens and the converted barns next door providing light refreshments and a lovely children's playground. For families this is a superb free venue where you can learn and have fun at the same time.
There are many events there throughout the year, with the Christmas events being a regular entry in my diary. Well worth a visit.
Written August 13, 2019
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I'm glad you enjoy our little museum in West Bromwich, it really is a gem with a fascinating history.
Written August 20, 2019
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brodiesmate
Birmingham, UK492 contributions
Superb and free !!!!
Aug. 2019 • Family
Visited the Oak House with a family party, was very impressed, the house is suitably furnished and activities indoors for the children. There is a visitors centre with interesting imformation and externally a beautiful Elizabethan knot garden and a childrens play area that is very well planned, a beach with a wrecked galleon. A small café selling cheap snacks and some attractive very cheap souvenirs for the children. Would certainly recommend
Written August 5, 2019
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we are glad you enjoyed your visit to our lovely little museum
Written August 20, 2019
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Discover770519
Kinver, UK13 contributions
Hidden Gem
May 2019 • Family
We visited on a Bank Holiday. I didn’t even know this place was there! Lots to see - the interior was fascinating! Grounds to sit and picnic and crafts.
There is also restaurant selling food and ice creams etc. Well worth a visit.
Written June 4, 2019
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We are glad you found us and hope you visit again for some of our other seasonal activities.
Written August 20, 2019
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jamieWestMidlands
Tipton, UK321 contributions
Very interesting
May 2019
Spent a interesting couple of hours at the oak house the staff were very helpful and knowledgeable lovely grounds also
Written May 27, 2019
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our staff are indeed very knowledgeable and love the house and we are always glad to impart that knowledge to others.
Written August 20, 2019
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evadark
Birmingham, UK146 contributions
Step Back in Time
May 2019
We visited this historic house when they were having a very good family friendly event. You arrive through a large flat paved area into a small visitors area with snack bar. There is a new looking back patio and larger outdoor area with picnic like tables. This leads onto a large grassed area complete with nice play area for children.

The house its self is not suitable for those with mobility issues as the floors are uneven and the stairs steep. It is a window into the lives of the Turton family who used to live there. Period furnishings and signage to describe what the rooms would have been used for. When we went there was an exhibition of needle point which was very impressive considering all of it was done by hand by natural or candle light.

Activities change so check the web site to see what is on offer. Admission is free but be warned - there is no on site parking and the nearest area is permit only. However you can just go down the road a bit (within easy walking distance for most) and find on street parking.
Written May 14, 2019
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Thanks for your review, we're glad you enjoyed our lovely site. we hope to see you again soon
Written October 29, 2019
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Colin G
Cradley Heath, UK289 contributions
Historical house
Sep. 2018 • Solo
Does many things to keep the kids busy during school holidays, also a small sandy park for the kids to play in , the house itself is beautiful...
Written April 11, 2019
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Kieron G
West Midlands, UK2 contributions
Tudor christmas
Dec. 2018 • Couples
My wife and I went to the Oak House, in West Bromwich. There were demos on Tudor sweets and treats, also black smith and music from the period
Written March 11, 2019
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