Ordsall Hall presents an exciting programme of permanent displays and changing exhibitions. From contemporary art to local history interest, textiles to photography, community exhibitions and local artists, there is something for everyone!

You can also visit our permanent exhibition, the Frederic Shields Gallery.

The Tudor Child

Sunday 12 October 2014 to Sunday 1 February 2015

This exhibition investigates how Tudor children's clothing demonstrated their place in society and signalled their growing maturity. It also explores the use of portraiture as source material for the reconstruction of historic dress.

Originally a book published by The Tudor Tailor, The Tudor Child contains fascinating insights into the way in which Tudor children were raised, educated and of course clothed.

A selection of the reconstructed children's costumes made for the book will be displayed alongside high quality digital images of the portraits which inspired them, courtesy of the Weiss Gallery. There is even the opportunity to learn how to swaddle a baby with the hands-on activities.

Amazing. Very educational. Will visit you again!

Excellent. Really interesting. Kept children amused too.

Most enlightening and interesting

I found the children models very creepy and the clothing was very scary

Visit the Tudor Tailor website.