Built at the start of the 17th century, Moseley Old Hall is steeped in history. In 1651, King Charles II hid at Moseley Old Hall following his defeat at the Battle of Worcester. This romantic and daring story of the uncrowned king's escape is brought to life for visitors who enjoy stories from one of England's most turbulent times. Visitors can see the bed Charles slept in and the priest hole that concealed him. The impressive knot garden is based on a design of 1640. Details of special events can be found on the website.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking onsite
- Facilities: 1 manual wheelchair, photo album of house, guided tour, large print guide
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Open 15 Feb-4 Nov, daily; 5 Nov-24 Dec, Fri-Mon. Opening times: Mar-Oct, 10-5; Feb & Nov-Dec, 10-4
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About the area
Discover West Midlands
After Greater London, the West Midlands is the UK’s biggest county by population, and after London, Birmingham is the UK’s largest city. There’s a lot to seek out here – it has a vibrant culture, with exceptionally good nightlife. Coventry used to be more important than Birmingham, until the 18th century when the Industrial Revolution started and Brum forged ahead.
Apart from Lady Godiva, Coventry is best known for its cathedrals. The medieval parish church became a cathedral in 1918, but the Blitz on Coventry in 1940 left only the spire and part of the walls. After the war, it was decided to build a new cathedral alongside linked to the ruins.
Dudley was one of the birthplaces of the Industrial Revolution, and this history is reflected in its architecture and the Black Country Living Museum, a recreation of an industrial village, with shops and a pub, cottages and a chapel. Stourbridge is also worth a visit, mainly due to its involvement in glassmaking, which has been going on since the 17th century, and is still a part of the town’s culture; there’s a glass museum and a bi-annual glass festival.
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