A jewel in Cheshire’s crown. Surrounded by sixty six acres of landscaped parkland, Bramall Hall is a superb example of a Cheshire black and white half-timbered manor house, dating back to the 14th century.

The house has magnificent Tudor rooms, with additions offering the comforts and amenities of late Victorian living.

Now Visitors are invited to take one last look around Stockport Council run Bramall Hall before it closes for restoration and refurbishment at the end of September.

This follows a grant of £1.6 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

As well as being able to visit the historic rooms inside this Grade I listed building, visitors will be able to view the architect’s plans and artist’s drawings.

On the day, Council Museums’ employees will be on hand to explain about the volunteering opportunities that will arise as part of this exciting project, such as helping with gardening, choosing furniture for the Hall and taking photographs.

There will also be the chance to find out about the many events and activities that people can sign up to during the course of the whole project.

These include nature tours, making medieval music, learning about Tudor and Victorian games, making historic embroidery and workshops on conservation and metalwork.

Councillor Patrick McAuley, Stockport Council’s Executive Member for Economic Development and Regeneration, said: “I would encourage people to come along to historic Bramall Hall. This is a great opportunity for people to see this iconic building that is right on their doorstep for one last time before it closes for repair. If they would like to get involved in the project, become a volunteer or find out about exciting events and activities then this free Entry Day would make a really good starting point.”

Bramall Hall will close from 29th September 2014 whilst essential repairs and improvements are carried out.

The work includes restoration and refurbishment of rooms and decorative features inside the Hall, interpretation of two new themed rooms, landscape improvements to the walled garden and better facilities for visitors in the Stable Block,including new education rooms for schools, an improved café, shop, toilets and a free taster orientation space.

Bramall Hall will re-open in spring 2016.

The free entry day at Bramall Hall is on Sunday 28 September, from 1pm to 5pm.


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