Group Tours

Group visit

We are happy to welcome groups at Ordsall Hall and guided tours can be arranged.

Tours are led by members of the team and will tell the story of how the building has developed over the last 650 years and bring to life some of the characters connected to this famous Salford landmark.


The Hall is available for group tours from 10.00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Thursday. However, during term time we have a school class in most days so we try to arrange for groups to visit us in the afternoon so they are not clashing with the school sessions. Evening tours may be possible subject to availability. Please contact us for more information and to check availability.


Guided tours during opening hours (Monday to Thursday, 10.00am to 4.00pm and Sunday 1.00pm to 4.00pm), cost £3.50 per person or £6.00 per person (including refreshments).

Evening tours (from Monday to Thursday between 4.00pm to 8.00pm), cost £7.00 per person (price includes a cup of tea or coffee). There must be a minimum of 20 people on an evening visit.

Group size

We would normally ask that your group is a minimum of 10 people with a maximum of 40 people. Groups larger than 20 will be split into two as some of the rooms in the Hall have a strict limit on numbers.

Length of visit

Please allow one to one and a half hours for your visit.

Wheelchair access

One room in the Hall is not accessible to wheelchair users. We would advise that you let us know if any members of the group have mobility issues. This will help us to make your group's visit as easy as possible.

Self guided group visits

Self guided group visits are welcome at Ordsall Hall but we politely ask that you contact us in advance of your visit so that we can check that your visit does not clash with a pre-booked group, school visit or activity. There is no charge for a self-guided group visit.

Catering and refreshments

We have a small refreshment area that seats 12 people. It serves a selection of hot and cold drinks, cakes, biscuits and a small selection of sandwiches. To avoid queuing in the cafe we can arrange tea, coffee and biscuits for your group to be set up in a private room. Tea and coffee costs £2.00 per person and tea, coffee and biscuits costs £2.50.

We can also arrange for buffet lunches to be provided. Prices start from £4.95 per person. Please ask for more information when you book.


The car park is 100 metres from the entrance to the Hall. We have five parking bays for blue badge holders. Car parking charges apply at Ordsall Hall at the following rates:

  • £2.50 for up to 3 hours
  • £6.00 for 3 - 6 hours
  • £9.00 over 6 hours

The car park charges apply to all vehicles during the Hall's opening hours. Find out more to help plan your visit including directions, opening times and facilities available. 

Coach parking

Unfortunately, we do not have coach parking facilities at the Hall and coaches are unable to turn around in our car park. Coaches can drop people off in the lay-by on Ordsall Lane. There is a walk of 200 metres to the entrance from the drop off point.

How to book

To book your visit, please contact us on 0161 872 0251 or email us at We will check availability, take some details from you and then send you a booking form that will confirm the details. We then ask you to sign a copy of the form and return it to us to confirm your booking.

Cancelling of visit or catering

Please note that late cancellations may incur a charge.