Bramall Hall’s grand re-opening will be the weekend of Saturday July 30th and Sunday July 31st 2016.
Bramall Hall closed to visitors at the end of September 2014 to undergo a major transformation to the historic grade I listed building and the adjacent grade II listed stable block, thanks to a £1.6 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Its makeover is nearing completion and Stockport Council’s Museums Service, which runs the unique visitor attraction, is planning a special weekend of public entry into the Hall as well as a free Tudor celebration in the grounds.
Visitors will be able to see the improvements that have been made to the historic rooms, including a new Butler’s Pantry and a Small Dining Room that have been opened as part of the public tour.
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 is now bright and airy with a glass frontage that opens onto the walled garden for outside dining.
Outside the Hall, a free Tudor celebration of strolling minstrels, colourful jesters, archery, campfire cookery, traditional crafts and a tented encampment will bring a festival atmosphere and provide the perfect setting for the Hall’s re-opening.
Councillor Martin Candler, Stockport Council’s Executive Member for Supporting Places, said: “Now that Bramall Hall’s makeover is nearing completion, we can’t wait to welcome people back inside. The restoration work has been carried out with great care and attention to detail. This has brought Bramall Hall back to life both as a regional visitor destination and as an iconic attraction that local people can be proud of.”
In order to manage the number of visitors expected over the two days, entry to Bramall Hall is by ticket only. Tickets must be bought in advance. There will be hourly timed entry between 10am and 4pm on both days. The normal admission charges to Bramall Hall will apply. These are £4.75 for adults and £3.50 for concessions. Kids Go Free* (*maximum of 2 children under 16 per one paying adult) and free admission for Leisure Key holders.
Tickets will be sold online through ticketing agency Eventbrite: www.bramallopens.eventbrite.co.uk. This is a 24-hour booking service, which generates an e-ticket and will make it easier for visitors to purchase tickets. No booking fee will be charged for people using this service.
If people do not have access to Eventbrite, they can call Stockport Tourist Information Centre on 0161 474 4444 who will assist with their booking.