Built in 1595 the Ancient High House is the largest remaining Elizabethan, timber framed town house in England. The period room displays represent the house's rich historical past.
The Civil War Room is where King Charles 1 and Prince Rupert stayed during their brief visit to the town. The Stuart Bedroom houses a magnificent four poster bed; The Wallpaper Room displays Georgian wallpaper in all their elegant splendour.
Don't forget to visit Mr. Marson in his Edwardian Shop; and observe the grand comfort of the Victorian Room.
The Castle Room has an interesting display showing and explaining the method of construction and the materials used - our visitors young and old find this room fascinating!
The Staffordshire Yeomanry Regiment Museum is situated on the attic floor. The regiment was founded in 1794 and as a local volunteer force the Yeomanry saw active service for over 200 years. The extensive range of items on display reflects their illustrious and distinguished history.
An exciting programme of exhibitions by regional artists takes place in two gallery spaces and a changing history exhibition gives visitors the opportunity to view a range of artefacts not generally on public display.
There is a school and group tour programme and occasional themed tours, talks and workshops to support our history exhibitions. Throughout the year we have an exciting range of events, activities and workshops that bring added colour and bustle to the rooms.
Our ground floor shop offers a wide range of gifts, souvenirs, traditional toys and local crafts. And we stock an extensive range of local history books.
With hands on activities, children's games and quizzes there is something for all the family.
The house is also a venue for small, exclusive weddings and civil ceremonies. Disable access is limited please contact us for details before visiting.
Free with exception of some events
Map & Directions
The Ancient High House is located in the centre of Stafford. There is car parking available a short walk away, but charges may apply.
Public Transport Directions
Nearest railway station is Stafford, which is 1 mile away.
- Baby changing facilities
- Children welcome
- Guided tours for groups
- Parking with charge
- Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
- Gift shop
- Public toilets
- Smoking not allowed
- Regional Tourist Board Member
- Accepts groups
|Yearly (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)|
|Tuesday - Saturday||10:00||- 16:00|
|Bank Holiday||10:00||- 16:00|