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I went to Clayton Hall not knowing what to expect, I have always wanted to go in the hall since I... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
sandraelsie
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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CLAYTON HALL

Stuck in a rundown area of manchester lies clayton hall a modest property given to the town many... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Peter e
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Clayton Old Hall Ashton New Road, Manchester M11 4RU, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Clayton Hall not knowing what to expect, I have always wanted to go in the hall since I was a child. What a great job the volunteers have done with this building with a small amount of funding. A few rooms have...More

1  Thank sandraelsie
JimSym, Volunteer at Clayton Hall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi and thanks for your great review. As you say we have restored the rooms on the side of the Hall that is dressed as if a family of well-heeled Victorians had just left. The other side is the Tudor side and we also have...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stuck in a rundown area of manchester lies clayton hall a modest property given to the town many years ago with few strings attatched . The last ten years have seen much progress in turning this place into a tourist trap - its full of...More

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JimSym, Volunteer at Clayton Hall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your lovely review, Peter. We always appreciate it when people take the trouble to write something about the hall. Actually, the whole hall is open, although sometimes the wash house may be locked if we don't have enough volunteers to man it. As...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting, staff made the visit a pleasure part of the house is a Victorian museum the other part dates back to 1200ad lovely dayMore

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JimSym, Volunteer at Clayton Hall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sherpa, I'm pleased you had a good day. We do our best to make the Hall as inviting as possible. Which of course includes letting people poke, prod and rummage around everything on display. You didn't mention our cafe so I don't know whether...More

Reviewed 10 September 2018

Having spotted the lovely timbered house through the trees from the Metrolink line, my friend and I visited on one of the Heritage Open Days. We were very impressed by the work carried out by the Friends of Clayton Hall, and found the volunteers friendly...More

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JimSym, Friendly and Welcoming Volunteer at Clayton Hall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Humphrey Chetham says he enjoyed chatting with all his house guests. And he's glad you thought his cafe was good value because he'd been sure that charging more than a couple of pennies might be too much.

Reviewed 8 September 2018

Lovely house in an oasis of peace just off the busy Ashton new road and the tram route. The volunteers are friendly and welcoming. And it's very refreshing being allowed to sit where you like and touch anything. A super visit.

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JimSym, Friendly and Welcoming Volunteer at Clayton Hall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for coming to see us. We're glad you had a super visit. Come back and see us soon!

Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We visited the open day with our children age 2, 6 and 9. The ladies were ever so welcoming and knowledgable. They dressed the kids up and helped them to have a go at some Victorian tasks. Our two older children have Autism and usuay...More

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JimSym, Friendly Clayton Hall volunteer at Clayton Hall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2018

It's always our pleasure to share the hall with our lovely visitors. We're very happy to hear that your children had a good time. Come back soon and have some of Pauline's lovely home-made cake.

Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

I attended the Manchester bee opening day with my sister for the first time ever visiting this place, I have to say it is absolutely brilliant. From the museum to the history talks, all was great. The staff were also fantastic with my 6 year...More

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JimSym, Friendly Clayton Hall volunteer at Clayton Hall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2018

We're glad you enjoyed our special bee opening event at Clayton. We love having children to visit because often it's through their eyes that we can see the magic of Clayton Hall all over again. We look forward to your next visit too.

Reviewed 11 August 2018

Clayton Hall is a beautiful, historical building set in the grounds of Clayton Park and lovingly cared for by it's dedicated volunteers. We've just got back from afternoon tea which was not only excellent value for money (£10 per person) but is set in a...More

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JimSym, Friendly Clayton Hall volunteer at Clayton Hall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2018

Hi, I'm so glad you enjoyed your afternoon tea. We like to think that everyone has a good time and enjoys the treats that Pauline makes for you. You're right there are great bus and tram links right next to us. In fact, we're so...More

Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

What a lovely afternoon me, my mum and sister have just had. Afternoon tea in beautiful surroundings of Clayton Hall. The volunteers were lovely and helpful. Thank you

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JimSym, Friendly Clayton Hall volunteer at Clayton Hall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2018

We're loving doing the afternoon teas. We're having fun meeting people, laughing with them, and sharing snippets about the hall. Hurry back and try more of Pauline's tasty treats, aka soup and home-made cakes.

Reviewed 29 July 2018

Not far from Ethiad this is a lovely hidden Hall in two parts Victorian and Elizabethan. Check opening times on the website as it is lovingly cared for by fabulous volunteers, yummy cakes and sandwiches in the cafe too, but again it is only open...More

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JimSym, One of the "Fabulous" Volunteers at Clayton Hall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

Yes, we are quite well hidden, although the Clayton Hall Metro stop is just across the road from us. That helps people find us, although we are set back from the road, surrounded by trees and in Clayton Park! Thanks for pointing out how yummy...More

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