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Clayton Hall Museum

Clayton Old Hall Ashton New Road, Manchester M11 4RU, England
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Afternoon Tea

Come to the hall quite often, and also we have lunch, usually the delicious homemade soup, but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ManDebKen
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Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea at Clayton Hall is amazing value at £10 per person, perfect for a treat or special... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
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Clayton Hall is Manchester's only moated manor house. The later part of the hall has been dressed to show the hall in Victorian times. Children are encouraged to touch and have a go at various household activities. They can also get dressed as Victorians. Afterward there is a separate cafe and shop where you can buy very reasonably priced home made refreshments. With bacon baps, home-made cakes and home-made soup usually available.
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Clayton Old Hall Ashton New Road, Manchester M11 4RU, England
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"open days"
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"lovely volunteers"
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"victorian style"
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"lovely place to visit"
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"victorian clothes"
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"dressing up clothes"
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"east manchester"
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"ashton under lyne"
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"delicious cakes"
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"enjoyable afternoon"
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"all ages"
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"local history"
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"children and adults"
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"hot drinks"
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"lovely building"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Come to the hall quite often, and also we have lunch, usually the delicious homemade soup, but booked the afternoon tea as a treat for my daughter, mum and Mums friend. Food was outstanding, delicious sandwiches, delicately cut, cheese whirls, vol-o-vents filled with delicious mushrooms....More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Afternoon Tea at Clayton Hall is amazing value at £10 per person, perfect for a treat or special occasion. Contact Clayton Hall to book has it is proving very popular. Will definitely be going again. Thank you to all the volunteers 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻More

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JimSym, Clayton Hall volunteer at Clayton Hall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, Loulouclarky, the summer afternoon teas have been so popular that they're fully booked up and there's now a waiting list, in case anyone drops out. However, we are having a special afternoon tea on a date in December which has not been announced...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Spent a very enjoyable morning at Clayton Hall's Memory Cafe event (held on 1st Monday of each month) lots of books,pictures and interesting facts provided by the excellent volunteers. These same volunteers are available also on the 1st and 3rd Saturday to host the Hall's...More

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JimSym, Clayton Hall volunteer at Clayton Hall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks, mags, we do try and make sure that people can immerse themselves in some of the history of Clayton, the surrounding areas and Manchester. And we're forever telling people that Humphrey Cheetham used to live in the hall. And of course, the lovely Pauline...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

I had never heard of Clayton Hall till last year though it has been open for some time. It is a superb example of a group of volunteers who have transformed an important historic building into a great visitor / educational attraction. The recreated 19th...More

1  Thank David F
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JimSym, Clayton Hall volunteer at Clayton Hall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review David. Yes, you're right we're normally open on the 1st and 3rd Saturday every month. Although when we have an event during the month we can end up being open on another Saturday. We do like to deliver "value for money"...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

Always wanted to go inside this lovely Hall since I was a little girl. I got the chance yesterday (21/4/18) at one of the open house dates. It was wonderful, the volunteers do a great job and were dressed in Victorian clothes. They were very...More

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JimSym, Clayton Hall volunteer at Clayton Hall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your lovely review Millie. We do our best to bring Clayton Hall to life and our open day talks on the hall (we have 2, one at 12 and the other at 2) are well received too. Best wishes Jim

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

The exterior is of course beautiful. I haven't been in this hall since I was young and now I appreciate the archiecture more. The cafe was warm! I had the veg soup and a hot Vimto, my Mother had a hot chocolate and cake! The...More

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JimSym, Volunteer at Clayton Hall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Hi Sophia, it's great to hear you enjoyed the hall (and the food!). We do try our best to not be too boring about the history of the hall and some of us can be unintentionally funny too. We look forward to welcoming you and...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

I have long wished to visit Clayton Hall, having driven past it many times on Ashton New Road. When I finally managed to do so, I was not disappointed. The volunteers who show people around the site are full of enthusiasm and the place is...More

Thank Adrian A
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JimSym, Volunteer at Clayton Hall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Hi Adrian, I'm pleased you were happy with your visit. We do have a presentation that we give twice per open day that talks exactly about the hall, who owned it, what happened to it and more. And we also have plans for a guidebook,...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

This experience provided a brilliant few hours for our grandchildren (9,7 and 6). The volunteers were absolutely brilliant and made the whole visit very enjoyable. They particularly liked the dressing up and the hands on elements. The volunteers couldn't do enough and their enthusiasm to...More

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JimSym, Volunteer at Clayton Hall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Thanks Eric, it's good to know you all had a good time. We love it when children get to experience a little slice of life from yesteryears! It always helps to dress the part too. Jim

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

My stepmother had attended a talk at her local ladies club by one of the volunteers from Clayton Hall. This prompted her to suggest a visit. Although it was snowing we had the warmest of welcomes by the house volunteers. We attended the talk at...More

Thank Karen H
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JimSym, Volunteer at Clayton Hall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Hi Karen, We're always pleased to see people who make the effort to come and visit us. We're glad to hear you had a good time and hope you'll be back when it's slightly warmer! Jim

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Thanks to waking up to cold snowy weather I did a search on Google for places to go/things to see locally and up popped Clayton Hall, I used to pass it twice a day on the bus back in the 70’s and thought it was...More

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JimSym, Volunteer at Clayton Hall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

We've tried to make the Victorian dressed part of the house so that it's as if the family has just stepped out for a walk. And as you know we encourage everyone to touch, feel and have a root in the drawers and cupboards! It's...More

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