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Staircase House

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A good place to visit.

A fascinating building with an amazing history. The tour, which begins in the basement, is audio... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dave W
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Stockport, England, United Kingdom
Well worth a visit.

We took 3 of the grandchildren to the staircase house, it is in the centre of Stockport Market, it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
eveles
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Staircase House 31 Market Place, Stockport SK1 1ES, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A fascinating building with an amazing history. The tour, which begins in the basement, is audio self-guided. The handset is user friendly and you can move from floor to floor in a lift. It took us about 80 minutes to complete the tour. The staff...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took 3 of the grandchildren to the staircase house, it is in the centre of Stockport Market, it is an extremely old building with lots of history. It has only been opened as an attraction in recent years but what a gem of a...More

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TunnelInspector, Manager at Staircase House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Eveles - what a great review :-D We got the Tripadvisor 'hidden gem' award last year and we love the reaction when visitors go into the courtyard and see the House for the first time :-)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The visit to Staircase House proved a brilliant experience for my family from Stockport and American friend. We all enjoyed the portable audio tour commentary and in parts very funny making it more enjoyable. Being from Stockport we learnt so much of our towns history....More

Thank Rockeythecat
TunnelInspector, Manager at Staircase House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow, what a great review - thank you :-D We're very proud of the House and very pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was a great little trip for myself and my 8 yr old son. Takes about an hour. Not sure how great it would be for buggies or wheelchairs.

1  Thank misschief76
TunnelInspector, Manager at Staircase House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi MissChief, thank you for the review :-D the House is fully accessible for buggies and wheelchairs with a lift available and accessible toilets. there are two routes through the House (both see all the same rooms) one of which avoids the stairs Thanks

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You will never have visited a museum like this. From medieval times, through Georgian and Victorian, plus there's a free Stockport Story Museum to visit next door, so it's excellent value and a great way to entertain children of 7-12 - and their parents. Please...More

Thank ManchesterMumoftwo
TunnelInspector, Manager at Staircase House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow - what a great review :-D thank you

Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

This is a guided tour using audio equipment making it interesting, the contents of the rooms are replica and they encourage you to touch them. There is a lift or it’s a lot of stairs, you need also to be aware that the floors are...More

Thank 186400Caroline
TunnelInspector, Manager at Staircase House, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thank you Caroline :-D we like our wonky floors too - shows the age of the House. If the House is busy you could always visit the free Museum on the same site for a while and come back to the House later

Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Staircase House is a beautiful building and my family and I thoroughly enjoyed being taken back in time for the hour of our visit. It’s great that you can walk around at your leisure and take in the amazing building and my 9 year old...More

Thank Gemma H
TunnelInspector, Manager at Staircase House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow - thank you Gemma, what a lovely review :-D we love being able to pick up all the items, dress up and sit on the furniture :-)

Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

What an amazing little Museum for Stockport. Very interesting. It's a self guided tour with a handset for information as you go from room to room. Each room has been lovingly preserved and really sets the scene if it's time. it's truly fascinating and well...More

1  Thank Everythingbutthedog
TunnelInspector, Manager at Staircase House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Thank you for the lovely review :-) Staircase House

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Fascinating visit to see old Stockport. It was worth every penny. This building has been sensitively restored

Thank grandpachris
TunnelInspector, Manager at Staircase House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Thank you - it took a long time! :-D Staircase House

Reviewed 21 June 2018

We took our two primary school age boys to this museum and we all thought it was absolutely brilliant. There's so much to look at. I can't believe we've lived here for 12 years and it took us that long to visit. Highly recommended! We...More

1  Thank Carolyn H
TunnelInspector, Manager at Staircase House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Oh wow - thank you :-D glad your boys enjoyed the visit - was it the smelly stables they liked best? Staircase house

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Marion H
4 April 2018|
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Response from sharoncN4034SB | Reviewed this property |
not directly at the house but plenty nearby
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mariephillips344
13 March 2018|
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Response from sharoncN4034SB | Reviewed this property |
i didnt recall a lift. It would be better you contact them.
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Dave E
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Response from CarlSixsmith | Reviewed this property |
we paid £5 each for adults, kids where free
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