A Special Ghost hunt on Valentine’s Day at West Midland’s most haunted house. For nearly ten years West Bromwich’s Old Oak House Museum has been a firm favourite with attendees and staff alike. The ghostly old man seen in the top bedroom and the active poltergeist striking out in the dark have been witnessed by our guests. And now it is your turn..
The Old Oak House Ghost Hunt includes:
Mediumship walkround – who haunts tonight?
Psychic and Ghost Hunting Equipment
Psychic Experiments including seances and glass divination
Ghost Hunting Vigils in the dark
Hot Drinks and Biscuits
Expert advice and discussion about the paranormal
Your chance to stay in a real haunted location at night!
With many years of rich history Oak House offers a remarkable historic and hauntings experience to remember. Join is for a ghost hunt at this amazing location.
Oak House is a large and picturesque timber framed Yeoman’s house dating back to the 16th century, with brick extensions from the mid 17th century. It is one of the finest timber framed buildings in the Midlands, and is a remarkable survival in a region transformed by industry in the 18th and 19th centuries.
It is thought to have been named after a large Oak tree which stood in front of the house until early last century, although its name may equally derive from the oak woodlands which originally surrounded the house.
The original owners of Oak House are not known, but the family most closely associated with it are the Turton’s who were living there by 1634. The house remained in the Turton family until 1768 when it passed to William Whyley. John Wesley preached at the house on two occasions in the late 18th century when it was in the ownership of William Whyley. It remained in the Whyley family until 1837, and, following a succession of owners Reuben Farley purchased the property.
Alderman Reuben Farley was one of the borough’s greatest benefactors. He purchased the Oak House with the intention of making it his private residence, but resolved to present it to the town as a museum. The leading architects in West Bromwich, Messrs Wood and Kendrick, were employed for the task of restoring the house. Skilled craftsmanship ensured the outstanding quality of the restoration and the museum was formally opened on 25th July 1898.
With over 400 years of habitation there is no doubt that it left an indelible mark on the house. Over the years members of staff and visitors have experienced unexplained incidents. In the downstairs kitchen, there is allegedly the ghost of an old woman dressed in black. She sits and stares at visitors who believe that she is a member of staff. Only after enquiries do the visitors realise she is from the other side!
Disincarnate footsteps, coughs and singing have also been reported often in very close proximity. Staff have often tidied away the children’s play clothes only to find them out on the floor two minutes later. There is no doubt that the Oak House has an unusual and welcoming atmosphere and it’s now time for you to investigate.
The event includes a historical tour of the location before meeting the Fright Nights team consisting of paranormal investigators and a psychic medium. Ghost Hunting Equipment will be made available as well as psychic experiments and séances.
Please note: Over 18s only – no pregnant women allowed and attendees must be reasonably fit. For more information please see our Terms and Conditions
Address: The Oak House Museum, Oak Road, West Bromwich B70 8HJ