Your Visit to The Tudor House Museum Upton
The Tudor House Museum and Garden in Upton-upon-Severn was founded by Mark and Lavender Beard in the 1990s. Lavender needed to house their ever-growing collection of Staffordshire Blue pottery which was taking over their house in the High Street. 16 Church Street, a three-storey house was available and there the story begins.
The Tudor House is a Grade 2 listed building and is an independent museum which receives no formal funding.
Every penny that comes from entrance fees, donations and sales goes directly to help the Trustees and Volunteers to keep the museum open for the education and enjoyment of future generations.
Summer (April-October) Tuesday-Sunday 1.30pm- 4.30pm Saturdays 10.30am-4.30pm
Winter (November –March) Sundays 2pm-4pm
We open extended hours during Bank Holidays, special events and festivals.
We are happy to open for individuals or group visits by prior arrangement.
- 150 Metres - Hanley Road car park (with toilets)
- 220 Metres - New street car park
- 410 metres - Church/ rugby club - free car park
- 70 Metres dedicated disabled parking in High street and Lower High Street in addition to the main car parks
- Street parking is available free for a maximum of an hour.
Mr and Mrs Mouse would really like your children's help in finding all their 17 mischievous children who have run off to play Hide and Seek inside the Museum and could be hiding anywhere among the exhibits on the ground floor, first floor and second floor.
Please ask one of the Volunteers at the entrance desk for a sheet of helpful clues and a pencil to check when you have found each mouse.
Then hand in your completed sheet and receive a thank you gift from Mr and Mrs Mouse.
Families with younger children are catered for at The Tudor House Museum. There is a Mouse Trail around the 3 floors of the Museum and a sheet of helpful clues to assist young visitors with a prize at the end of the trail for locating all 17 lost mice! Please ask at reception desk for further information.
Weather permitting; there is a Tudor Photo Board in the garden featuring Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and two Tudor children for a fun family photograph.
Please ask a volunteer if you would like a group photo taken. They are happy to help.
Craft activities are provided for children at special event days throughout the year.
For those who cannot manage the stairs, we provide ramped access on the ground floor and to the garden. You can watch a DVD Virtual Tour of the upper floor exhibits and a DVD of the 1947 and 2007 floods affecting Upton-upon-Severn. You are welcome to sit at a table to view any of the local history files of photographs and memorabilia.
Guide dogs and all well behaved dogs are welcome on leads and a water bowl is available.
Separate toilet facilities are provided on the first floor. There is no downstairs disabled toilet at the present time.
Disabled toilet facilities are available at the Hanley road Car park.