Step back in time…

Hands-on stuff in every room, winding staircases and costumed Victorians make Clayton Hall a fun place to explore for the whole family.

The Grade II*, 15th Century Hall is a rare example of a moated manor house. We have six Victorian rooms, with dressing up costumes and hands-on activities, for visitors of all ages to experience what life was like in the late 1800s.

Our Memories Room houses our local history collection, whilst our Textiles Room has a selection of vintage sewing machines and some lovely examples of needlework and Christening gowns.

Visitors are welcome to join our history talks to learn about the Hall and her occupants including a tribute to the life and work of her most famous owner, Humphrey Chetham.

Whilst you’re here, why not visit our tearoom and try our delicious homemade soup and cakes?

Our friendly, enthusiastic volunteers are waiting to introduce you to the Hall, who we lovingly refer to as ‘Our Old Lady’, and to welcome you to an unexpected little oasis in a busy part of Manchester. Come along and make yourself at home!

Victorian Rooms

Six rooms have been lovingly converted to a hands-on Victorian setting by the Friends of Clayton Park, a small but dedicated group of volunteers with the support of Manchester City Council.

Free History Talks

We hold regular history talks about the Hall and her occupants including a tribute to the life and work of her most famous owner, Humphrey Chetham.

Tudor Tearooms

Refreshments, small souvenirs and gifts are on sale in the tearoom and gift shop located in the Tudor section of the Hall. This is fully accessible.

What you’ve said…

We’re an entirely volunteer-run organisation and we rely on free publicity in order to keep our Open Days (and some events) free and to keep our tearoom prices low.

One of the ways we advertise is through TripAdvisor. Here’s some recent feedback we’ve received:

A great experience for all the family old and young, the Hall is amazing and the staff go above and beyond to help. I was there with my autistic grandson he was given the space and extra time he needed, thank you all so much, we will see you again very soon.

Karen S

Lovely oasis in a built-up city area. This renovated Hall has a lovely warm feeling that hits you as soon as you walk through the door… The staff are super friendly and informative. Entrance is free. There is an excellent tea shop selling delicious cakes, all reasonably priced. One of my best experiences of visiting an historical house that left me feeling really happy having had an interesting and fulfilling time.

Eyelet, Bolton

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Charitable Status

Charity Registration Number: 1155379

The Clayton Hall Living History Museum achieved charitable status in January 2014.


Email: info@claytonhall.org

Clayton Hall, Clayton Park, Ashton New Road, Manchester, M11 4RU