Visiting Moseley: What to expect for your visit

Peacock has grown his feathers again!

Moseley Old Hall is a locally loved green sanctuary, tucked away near Wolverhampton. The hall is famed for sheltering Charles II on his escape from the Battle of Worcester in 1652.

When you arrive

 All parking is on the main carpark, which is located on the third right-hand turning on Moseley Old Hall Lane. Accessible parking is on the bottom left of the main carpark.


On arrival at Visitor Reception all members of the party need to show either a valid membership card, join as a National Trust member or pay for whole site admission. 

 

Staying Safe 

To keep everyone safe we ask that all visitors, volunteers and staff follow government Covid-19 guidelines during their visit. All buildings have hand sanitiser on exit and arrival. 

Making the most of your visit

Entrance to the hall is from 10:40am until 4.30pm, with last entry at 4pm. On some days certain rooms may be closed for your safety. The second floor is currently closed whilst essential maintenance work is being carried out. Entry to the house from 10:40am - 1:30pm will be by guided tour only, on a first-come, first-served basis.From 1:30pm until 4pm the house will operate by free flow admission.

On selected days why not join one of our accompanying talks- discover the Charles II escape story, or the grimace at the gruesome remedies of Dame Alice. 

In  each room look out for the black frames which tell you the story of each space or alternatively pick up a house guide leaflet from the Kings Door. 
 

Are you visiting with little ones?

Keep them entertained whilst you look around by joining in with the Moseley Old Hall Sheep Trail. Mr Whitgreave has lost his sheep- little does he know they’ve hidden themselves in the hall! Can you spot all ten on your journey around the house? 

On selected days you will be able to visit our costumed room guides, discover gruesome 17th century medicines or join in with parlour games, or will you bump into Mr Whitgreave himself writing in his study? 

We kindly ask that any large bags, rucksacks and large prams are not to be bought into the house. We are unable to look after these items for you, but we will have an area for you to leave your pushchairs outside. Please remove any valuables as they are left at your own risk.

 

Conservation Works

In 2019 the roof underwent important conservation work, this year we are making some adjustments to this work. We can currently only welcome visitors on the ground floor and second floor. We are working hard to reopen the attic safely, so keep an eye out for more updates on our website and social media pages. 

Over the 2022 winter season, the hall has had a major rewire. The whole hall has been rewired, making it easier for the team to open and close the hall, and keeping the building and collection safe for the future. Over 2022 and 2023 we are continuing the lighting project to introduce more atmospheric lighting, to enhance the collection and brighten up darker areas of the hall. 
 

What’s On? 


We have seasonal trails, talks, tours and events, for both families and adults, so please keep an eye on our what’s on pages for more information. Stay up to date with all things Moseley by following our social media pages. These are regularly updated with pictures, events and announcements.


Accessibility 

Both the first and second floor of the house are accessible only via staircases. One of these staircases is steep and narrow, so please chat to a member of the team if you need to use the wider staircase. 

For visitors who are unable to access the first and second floor we have both an I-pad and a photo album of the upstairs rooms. You are welcome to look through these at your own leisure or with a member of the team who will be happy to chat with you.  
 

Facilities 


The Tearoom is open from 10am - 4:30pm on our open days. During the Cart Shed Kiosk will be open for take away drinks and ice-creams (from Easter onwards). The main tearoom is located upstairs, however there are some ground floor tables available. 


We have one set of toilets on site, located by the tearoom. This includes Women and Men’s toilets, a family toilet and an accessible toilet. 

The site is a non-smoking site, this includes E-cigarettes. 
 

Visiting with your dog?

We welcome well behaved dogs on leads here at Moseley Old Hall. Dogs are not allowed in the hall or upstairs in the tearoom, except access dogs.

Dog walking
Dog walking on a lead
Dog walking

Bikes at Moseley 


Unfortunately, we do not allow bikes here at Moseley Old Hall to help protect our historic grounds. We welcome under 5’s on trikes or balance bikes (no pedals), but please be aware that there are limited hard paths and that these often have a loose gravel surface and are not very suitable for riding on. We do not currently have a bike store, and so bikes will be left on the carpark at your own risk.