Ordsall Hall - Salford's Grade 1 listed Tudor manor house - was first recorded in 1177. Since then, it has been home to medieval gentry, Tudor nobility, Catholics loyal to the crown, butchers, farmers, an Earl, an artist, priests, scout troops, mill workers, cows and several ghosts!
Today, it is an engaging heritage site open to visitors 5 days a week throughout the year. Surrounded by landscaped grounds, it boasts hands on exhibitions, immersive room settings and a small cafe. The Hall re-opened in May 2011 following a two year £6.5 million restoration project.
Why not bring a picnic to eat in the orchard and then enjoy a peaceful stroll around the house and gardens?
Our Learning team provide school visits for Key Stage One and Two, as well as for Key stage three and above. These include our garden sessions and ESOL visits.
The Hall and grounds are free to visit. Find out more to help plan your visit including directions, opening times and facilities available.
We welcome all children accompanied by a responsible adult. Admission is free of charge.
Friends of Salford Museum
The Friends of Salford Museum are at the heart of supporting both Salford Museum and Art Gallery and Ordsall Hall. Formed over 50 years ago, the Friends promote, support and assist the improvement of the CIty of Salford museums and galleries in co-operation with their management and staff.
For more information please visit their website to keep up to date on events and activities. You can also support Salford's heritage by joining the Friends.
Greater Manchester Museums Group (GMMG)
Visit the GMMG website to discover and explore our rich and diverse collections across Manchester.