Bramall Hall opening weekend

Bramall Hall in Manchester closed to visitors at the end of September 2014 to undergo a major transformation. This year the building will reopen to the public on 30th July.

The historic Grade I listed building and the adjacent Grade II listed stable block have undergone a big transformation thanks to a £1.6 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

What’s new?

Groups planning a visit to Bramall can expect to see improvements that have been made to the historic rooms, as well as a new butler’s pantry and a small dining room that have been opened as part of a public tour.

The plaster ceiling in the withdrawing room has been repaired and re-painted, objects and items of furniture have been conserved, and hundreds of panes of historic, stained glass have been cleaned.

Groups visiting will be able to learn about the hall’s history through virtual tours, interactive displays and a giant family tree.

Major building development has converted the rundown stable block into a modern facility with a gift-shop, small visitor centre and classrooms.

The adjacent café now has a glass frontage that opens onto the walled garden for outside dining. Improved facilities for visitors include modern toilets and a platform lift to improve access between levels on the ground floor.

Opening weekend

Those who would like to celebrate the transformation can visit over the official Bramall Hall opening weekend of 30th and 31st July.

A free Tudor celebration encompassing strolling minstrels, colourful jesters, archery, campfire cookery, traditional crafts and a tented encampment will take place for visitors to enjoy.

Tickets must be bought in advance.

For further information about the opening of Bramall Hall, or to organise a trip in the future, e-mail or visit