Aston Hall

Location Details


Trinity Road
B6 6JD

Aston Hall will be reopening on July 18th 2009. The Hall and grounds have benefited from a £13 million redevelopment.

Aston Hall is a 400 year old Grade I listed building set in 50 acres of historic parkland. It is the largest and oldest of the six community museums owned by Birmingham City Council.

The Aston Hall & Park Development project will not only ensure the conservation of this superb historic site, but also create brand new facilities for everyone to enjoy.

The Stables Range & Courtyard

The beautifully restored Stables Range has undergone the biggest notable change. It had become derelict and did not present visitors with an impression of the grandeur Aston Hall & Park had once represented. It is now to be the first point of contact for visitors and has a new reception and tea room on the ground floor. It also promises to be an invaluable new resource for the local community with a hireable community space.

The Hall

Aston Hall works happened in 3 phases to enable staff to carry on working with minimal disruption. The first and largest phase of works involved knocking through the former cafe and shop area and transforming this into a large brand new Education Suite.

The chronology of Aston Hall will follow a more obvious route. As visitors enter, they will be directed to the left; where the displays will chart the history of the house including the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Aston Hall has had many rooms redecorated and redisplayed in keeping with strict heritage guidelines. There are also new areas open to the public to explore such as the Orange Chamber which will be displayed as King Charles' bedroom.

The Park

The main Trinity Road driveway has been widened and is lined with attractive stone setts. In the South Garden, the spectacularly reworked 'Lady Holte's Garden' complete with its impressive water feature promises to leave visitors with a colourful and memorable talking point.

The North Courtyard to the rear of the Stables has had new planting and aesthetically pleasing granite setts directly next to the cafe for visitors to use on those summer days. All major pathways have been resurfaced and new cast iron bins and benches are located around the Park.

History Bus

A free History Bus service for visitors to Birmingham’s museums will be running from Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery at 11.30am from Sunday 5 April. The bus will run on the first Sunday of every month until 4th October 2009. A History bus, courtesy of the Aston Manor Road Transport Museum, will depart from Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (outside the Gas Hall entrance on Edmund Street) and take passengers on a tour of the city’s unique past with stopovers at Aston Hall, Soho House, Sarehole Mill and Blakesley Hall. The History Bus will also make a stop at The Pen Room in Frederick Street and Aston Manor Road Transport Museum.

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