About Aston Hall
Aston Hall is an imposing Jacobean historic mansion house in Aston, Birmingham, which now operates as a museum.
Built between 1618 and 1635, it was designed by John Thorpe and was an active residence until the late 19th century when it was sold and fell into disuse before being restored and opened to the public in the 20th century. In 1643, during the English Civil War, Aston Hall was severely damaged after an attack by Parliamentary troops – with some of the damage still evident.
Today visitors to Aston Hall can view luxurious interiors from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, including the magnificent Long Gallery. The grand state rooms showcase the history of Aston and the role its former residents played in history – including the English Civil War – as well as the times when the Hall played host to royalty.