Clayton Hall Living History Museum

Clayton Hall Living History Museum, Clayton, Manchester, England

Hands-on stuff in every room, winding staircases and costumed Victorians make Clayton Hall a fun place to explore for the whole family. Clayton Hall is a Grade II*, 15th Century Hall and 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!

Clayton Hall is a moated sited hidden behind trees in Clayton Park (Ashton New Road, Manchester, M11 4RU) in East Manchester, close to Manchester City FC's Etihad Stadium.

Opening Times: -

1st and 3rd Saturday of Each month (February - November)
11am - 4pm (Last entry 3pm)

Free Admission includes History Talks at 12pm, 1pm and 2pm

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