Sunday, 31 July 2016

Welcome back Bramall Hall ....... two years, £1.6 million and it is open for business

No doubt somewhere over this week end there will be a sign welcoming the curious and the interested back into Bramall Hall.

It has been closed for a major restoration project which according to Stockport Council was funded from  a  “£1.6million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.  

The impressive plaster ceiling in the Withdrawing Room has been repaired and re-painted, objects and items of furniture have been conserved and hundreds of panes of historic, stained glass that were dirty and broken now sparkle in the sunshine. 

Better facilities for visitors include modern toilets and a platform lift to improve access between levels on the ground floor. New interpretation will tell people about the hall’s fascinating stories through film, virtual tours, interactives and a giant family tree.

Major building development has converted the rundown and under-used stable block into a modern facility for visitors that now houses a gift-shop, small visitor centre and classroom facilities.

The adjacent café is a bright and airy space with a glass frontage that opens onto the walled garden for outside dining.”*

So to mark the reopening of the Hall Peter has done one of his paintings.

It is not a place I have visited, well not yet but I think it will be on the summer todo list.

After all it is is "a Tudor manor house in Bramhall, [which] is  a timber-framed building, the oldest parts of which date from the 14th century, with later additions from the 16th and 19th centuries. 

The house, which functions as a museum, and its 70 acres (28 ha) of landscaped parkland with lakes, woodland, and gardens are open to the public."**

I could say more and there is lots more but I will leave you to find that out by following the links.

Sadly I won’t be able to get in over the weekend as all tickets for entry into the Hall on Saturday July 30 and Sunday July 31 have completely sold out but normal service will resume on Tuesday.

Painting; Bramall Hall, © 2016 Peter Topping, Paintings from Pictures,


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*Bramhall Hall,

** Bramall Hall

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