The Manor House, a medieval building in West Bromwich, has been closed to the public for years and is only open for designated events and open days – including this Sunday and Monday (2nd and 3rd May). The building is currently undergoing a restoration by Sandwell Council who hope that the Grade I listed building can become a visitor attraction and community venue.
Built by the de Marnham family in the late 1200s as the centre of their farming estate, the Great Hall is now the only part of the original complex that survives, although over many years the original building was added to. You can find out more about the Bank Holiday events here.
The house will also be the site of an survey by archaeologists who hope to establish the purpose of a series of tunnels under the house that were uncovered during the restoration. Find out more here.