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Staircase House

Staircase House 31 Market Place, Stockport SK1 1ES, England
+44 161 474 4444
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Absolutely brilliant museum - one of Stockport's hidden gems

We took our two primary school age boys to this museum and we all thought it was absolutely... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Carolyn H
A quirky house

As part of s multi venue ticket we were able to visit the Staircase House not quite sure what we... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
June W
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“audio tour” (13 reviews)
“touch things” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Staircase House 31 Market Place, Stockport SK1 1ES, England
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+44 161 474 4444
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"amazing house"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We took our two primary school age boys to this museum and we all thought it was absolutely brilliant. There's so much to look at. I can't believe we've lived here for 12 years and it took us that long to visit. Highly recommended! We...More

Thank Carolyn H
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

As part of s multi venue ticket we were able to visit the Staircase House not quite sure what we would see the building is very old and well set out rooms depicting the various eras. The Staircase was a little disappointing as this was...More

1  Thank June W
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TunnelInspector, Manager at Staircase House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi June, thank you for your review, such a shame about the staircase, did we explain on the guide that the dark sections were the original wood from 1618? maybe we should add a better explanation - we are due to update it soon (the...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

I was looking for some where indoors to visit with my mum on a wet day and Staircase House came up on google and I’m really pleased it did. We had a great time learning about the house, it’s past residents and the local area....More

Thank Sarah D
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TunnelInspector, Manager at Staircase House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you - we love it when people come back for a second (or third) visit and bring more guests, especially as they often have a favourite item or room to show them

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

We took the grandchildren aged 2 and 3 years and the chap at information suggested we go straight to the top floor for the children. Since we arrived late we decided not to do the whole house but just the 4th floor - there was...More

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TunnelInspector, Manager at Staircase House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you - the Fourth Floor family area is relatively new and we love it! lots of families come and visit just for that floor, especially the creepy Mummy's hands :-)

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Rainy weather made us think of something to do with a 10yr old a 2yr old and visiting parents from Durham!! It was a great decision to visit the museum :-) And my mother-in-law was in a wheelchair too... It all worked perfectly. With the...More

1  Thank Helen J
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TunnelInspector, Manager at Staircase House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you - we are one of very few Medieval houses where every floor is wheelchair accessible, its a great help to our visitors :-)

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Reviewed 25 March 2018

Took my daughter when she came to visit, The building is like a Tardis, and sweems to go on forever, From sections of the original building to cases full of displays of local businesses, and local history, there is something for all ages. What is...More

Thank Charles G
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TunnelInspector, Manager at Staircase House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you - what a great description :-) we should try and get the new Doctor to come visit :-)

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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

My family and I had a lovely visit to this museum. My grandkids loved it (a 6yr old and a 10 yr old). There's plenty to see and it's great that you can touch lots of things. The kids enjoyed writing with Quills. The Stockport...More

2  Thank Sally S
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TunnelInspector, Manager at Staircase House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you - the quill room (and all the ink!) is very popular - thankfully it washes off easily :-)

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

During my previous two reviews, I'd expressed my concern at an unfriendly atmosphere from staff and upon my most recent previous review, the manager apologised and asked us to give the staff another chance. We did - we visited on Friday and all of the...More

1  Thank desmondsdoll
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TunnelInspector, Manager at Staircase House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so chuffed you enjoyed your visit - thank you for coming back and giving us a second chance :-D

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

When looking for something to do whilst staying near Stockport, we discovered this little gem. The entrance to this lovely museum gives no hint of the adventure to come. Travel through time and discover the history of the oldest building in Stockport, the people that...More

1  Thank LynetteChapman
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TunnelInspector, Manager at Staircase House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you - we got Tripadvisor's 'hidden gem' award a couple of years ago :-)

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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Visited this house right next door to another museum so 2 attractions in 1. Staircase house well worth a visit and as the man said ( Graham i think) kids can touch stuff if this side if the rope. Very informative. A very old house...More

1  Thank sharoncN4034SB
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TunnelInspector, Manager at Staircase House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review - i will tell Graham he was welcoming :-) Nearly all the items on display in the house are able to be picked up, tried on, and played with - great for selfies!

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Marion H
4 April 2018|
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Response from sharoncN4034SB | Reviewed this property |
not directly at the house but plenty nearby
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mariephillips344
14 March 2018|
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Response from sharoncN4034SB | Reviewed this property |
i didnt recall a lift. It would be better you contact them.
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Dave E
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Response from CarlSixsmith | Reviewed this property |
we paid £5 each for adults, kids where free
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