One of Birmingham’s well-kept little secrets is Selly Manor. It’s a small, beautifully preserved, Tudor house in Bournville. It’s inexpensive to visit and although there are only a few rooms, there are plenty of activities to do – especially if you have children. There are Tudor games to play, toys to play with and costumes to dress up in. You can even examine various helmets as well as trying to pick up a piece of chainmail and find out how heavy it actually is.

The grounds are also small, but the layout is well-thought out. You will find herbs, flowers, vegetables…and even a Tudor toilet!

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