Bramall Hall ready to re-open to the public after £1.6m restoration

The drawing room at Bramall Hall
The drawing room at Bramall Hall

Bramall Hall in Stockport will re-open at the weekend following its £1.6m restoration.

The historic grade I listed building in Bramhall Park closed in September 2014 to undergo the major transformation but will open again to people with tickets on Saturday, July 30, and Sunday, July 31.

The hall will then be open from August 2 for the general public when tickets can be bought from the new visitor centre in the stable block.

Two additional rooms will be open to the public – a Victorian butler’s pantry and a dining room that has been furnished with period pieces and a striking peacock inspired by a fragment of wallpaper hidden behind a panel.

The dilapidated former stable block is now a contemporary space which houses a visitor centre and shop on the ground floor and classrooms on the first floor.

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The adjacent café, known as the Stables Kitchen, is a bright and airy space for customers to dine both inside and out, with views across the walled garden through glass sliding doors.

Visitors without tickets to go inside the hall this weekend can still enjoy the entertainment when there will be a free Tudor celebration in the grounds featuring strolling minstrels, colourful jesters, archery, campfire cookery, traditional crafts and a tented encampment.

Bramall Hall
Bramall Hall

Councillor Kate Butler, Stockport Council’s Executive Member for Economy and Regeneration, said: “Bramall Hall’s re-opening is exciting news and we can’t wait for visitors to step inside this wonderful building once more.

“It is the jewel in the crown of Stockport’s heritage and loved by so many people.

“For those who have been unable to get a ticket to go inside the Hall, there will be plenty to entertain them with the Tudor Festival taking place outside.”