Things to do at Moseley Old Hall review
Moseley Old Hall is a National Trust property near Featherstone in Staffordshire. It was once one of the hiding places of Charles II of England during his escape to France following the defeat at the Battle of Worcester in 1651. The Hall was constructed in the early 17th century originally of timber but later remodelled with brick cladding.
Today you can look around the hall. There is an entrance hall, a parlour and a brewhouse. There are bedrooms on the first floor with a dressing room and study. On the second floor, there is the chapel, anti-room and bedroom. You can see the bed where Charles II slept and the priest hole where he hid. There is a box of the same size that you can crawl in to see just how cramped the King would have been.
The garden features a recreated 17th-century style enclosed garden that features plants of the period. It is thought that may have been how the gardens appeared when Charles II was there and the gardens include a knot-garden with topiary and a nut walk lined with nut trees and bushes. Beyond that, there is a woodland walk.
Hidden in the forest there is a two-storey treehouse play area. There are steps, climbing ladders and a climbing rope. The structure was built using old traditional methods and it has been built to tell the story of Charles II’s hiding in an oak tree after the lost battle of Worcester.
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FAQ and Further Information Moseley Old Hall
Is there food and drink available?
There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.
What are the main things to do?
Historic house you can explore with links to Charles II, gardens, woodland and a treehouse play area. There are toilets and a cafe.
What are the ticket prices?
*FREE or cheap
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE for members of the National Trust. For nonmembers, the tickets are cheap at £5 for an adult, £2.50 for a child. Under 5s are free and family tickets are available.
Is there parking?
There is parking.
When are they open?
Moseley Old Hall is open for most of the year although they are closed on certain days midweek. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.
Dogs are welcome in the grounds on a lead but not in the house. Assistance dogs are permitted throughout.
Are they accessible?
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