Help us decide something! Would you have liked to live during the Tudor Period?
Tell us below 👇
Ordsall Hall & Gardens date back to 1177! Now a museum, cafe & shop also running events and weddings! We look forward to welcoming you!
Ordsall Hall is a historic house museum and garden, wedding and meeting venue dating back over 820 years. We are near to Salford Quays and Manchester City Centre and are open to visit from Monday - Thursday and Sunday afternoons. Throughout history the Hall has been put to many uses - a family home, working men's club and church hall. The most important period of its life is undoubtedly as the fam
ily seat of the Radclyffe family who resided here for over 300 of those years. We re-opened in 2011 after a 2 year conservation and restoration project.
Help us decide something! Would you have liked to live during the Tudor Period?
Tell us below 👇
Nothing beats the morning sun shining through into the Great Hall ☀️
We're open today from 10 to 4, so please come and explore this historic Tudor hall.
If you're over 70, why not visit an SCL Café and receive 50% off!
Enjoy a hot beverage, sweet treat, toastie or tea cake at Ordsall Hall and then explore our Tudor Hall and beautiful grounds.
For more information, please follow this link 👉 https://salfordcommunityleisure.co.uk/cafe-discount23/
We are one of the few museums in Salford and Manchester that are open on Mondays!
Come visit us today between 10 am and 4 pm! Explore the oldest building in Salford, enjoy our café, browse the shop, and walk around our gardens.
Happy October 🍂🎃🍬
Let's start the month off with this hidden shoe!
This red Moroccan leather shoe from around 1800 was found in one of the upstairs room's chimneys at Ordsall Hall while repairs were being carried out in the 1960s.
Shoes like this were often hidden in houses because they were believed to ward off evil spirits, particularly witches. Spooky, right?
With autumn in full swing, our gardens are changing 🍂
We would love to hear what kind of garden posts you'd like to see during the colder months. Are you interested in learning tips and tricks from our garden team or updates on how our plants are doing?
Please tell us in the comments below 👇
Our Halloween and half-term listings are now available to book 🎃
When you come by on the day, there will even be fairy doors all over the grounds to find with the help of a trail!
Follow this link to plan your Halloween visit 👉https://ordsallhall.com/whats-on/school-holidays/oct23/
Here is a rare photo of Ordsall Hall at night 🌙
Do you think the hall looks better against a bright or dark sky? Tell us below 👇
We love these old photos of Ordsall Hall as a Clergy Training School!
What period of the Hall's history interests you the most? Tell us below 👇
A recipe from 1588 involving lettuce, juice, rosewater and milk could be applied to the forehead with a cloth to help calm a person before sleep.
This family tried making this recipe with our Sleeping Well Project. Do you think it would be effective? Tell us below 👇
We've had a Halloween takeover 🎃👻🧛♂️
Grab these spooky and adorable decorations from our shop before they all go!
We're open today from 10 to 4, so come by!
Any idea what this is?
It is a Tudor bathtub! This is set up in the Great Chamber where the lady of the house could have bathed with a drink.
We're open today until 4 pm, so please come by and take a picture in our Tudor tub!
Did you know Ordsall Hall was one of the few Tudor Halls to have a central fireplace?
We used to have a replica in place, but now you can see where it was by the hexagonal outline on the floor. There also would have been a hole in the roof for the smoke to escape!
We are already missing the bright flowers and lush green surroundings of our summer gardens 🌳🐝🌻
Sunshine and gardens are such vital places to reconnect with nature and relax. We would love to hear your thoughts and experiences of summertime in our gardens or your own 👇
The kitchen that you see today dates back to the 1630s, which makes it around 390 years old!
The fireplace cooked many banquets, and the Victorian ovens made bread for the Working Men's Club and later to the local working poor.
Is there a period in history whose food you'd like to try? Tell us below 👇
Make a variety of infusions, conserves, and fruit-based sweet treats the Tudors and Stuarts believed would help you sleep.
Come on Sunday, 24th September, from 12:30 - 3 to this free drop-in event for all ages!
Learn more about this event and others like it here 👉https://ordsallhall.com/whats-on/sleeping-well/
Join us on September 23rd at 11am to learn about food from the 16th and 17th centuries that helped with sleep.
Book a free ticket here for Our Sleeping Well Project event - https://chethamsschoolofmusic.com/whats-on/sleeping-well-in-the-early-modern-world-sleepy-foods-from-ordsall-hall/
Thank you to everyone who came to our WWII day on Sunday!
We enjoyed showcasing this part of Ordsall Hall's past and celebrating the launch of a new book by Rhona Whiteford.
If you attended we would love to hear from you! What did you think? Tell us in the comments 👇
The first walk starts at Ordsall Hall on September 21st!
Why not come by at noon and explore the Hall before your walk?
Salford Walking Festival is back! The best way to explore the beautiful City of Salford and get fit whilst doing it.
We're running several ‘one off’ Salford wellbeing walks across the city. Walks will take place on various dates from 21st September – 18th October and walks are either 30 minutes or 1 hour duration.
View all upcoming walks 👇
We love these colourful and bright cards!
Whatever the occasion, we have a selection of unique cards for you to browse in-store.
We're open from 10 - 4 today, so please come say hello, grab a hot drink, and browse our shop 👋☕🛍
Our Lady in Waiting painting has been back home for six months now! Have you visited her?
In need of restoration work, she was away for four years and is now looking her best. To learn more about this project, please follow this link 👉https://ordsallhall.com/masterpiece/
See her person today from 11:30-4 🖼
Our facilitators are excited to welcome students back to Ordsall Hall!
If you haven't booked a session yet, you still can.
Follow this link to learn more 👉https://ordsallhall.com/schools/
🍎Join our Garden Team on a tour of our organic orchard 🍏
Learn about how we grow our own fruit and explore this beautiful space during a free half hour tour for all ages.
The first tour begins at 1 and the second at 2 on September 24. There is no need to book just come by!
Dress for the weather as come rain or shine we will be outside!
Nothing beats sunlight shining through a stained glass window 🌞
Make sure you stop to appreciate these lovely windows the next time you visit!
We have choosing boards!
These boards are perfect for anyone who needs extra support when visiting us. You can pick them up at reception and use them to plan your time with us.
Did you know that candles were once used to help people relax before sleep?
The Sleeping Well project made these soy wax candles to encourage people to reduce light levels and avoid screens in the run-up to bedtime.
How do you find time to relax before falling asleep?
We have the perfect thing to jazz up your house plants!
Introducing Plant Friends! They come in different animals and insects that you fold around a part of your plant. These unique and fun accessories are great for any plant lover.
Why not buy one today? We're open 10-4.
Join us on September 17th for a fun and free book launch celebration!
A Lifting of the Clouds is the third book in a series by Rhona Whiteford set during the Christmas of 1940 and features Ordsall Hall.
Come by between 11:30 and 2 to be transported back in time and interact with reenactors to learn about what life was like during the Salford/Manchester blitz. You will also meet the author and listen to ditties from the wonderful Hattie Bee.
We hope to see you there!
Did you know that we offer tours on Sundays?
We offer a free tour lead by one of our volunteers and a paid tour led by a facilitator. It is the perfect way to spend the afternoon🌞
Visit our website to book 👉 https://ordsallhall.com/whats-on/
Come get lost in our Coppice 🌳🐌🐞
Walk among trees and long grass. Find hidden arches and brush past growing trees crawling with a world of insects.
Who knows what you'll find in this gorgeous space that transports you away from the city!
☀️Sunlight streaming into the Great Hall is a remarkable sight to behold!
We have lots of outdoor seating, so enjoy the sun in our gardens 🌞🪑🌺
Come by with family or friends for a city escape. We also have a café if you would like a drink or a cold treat!
We host weddings 💃🎂🕺
Our historic site is the perfect setting for an intimate wedding. If you would like to learn more or send an enquiry, please visit this link 👉https://ordsallhall.com/hire/weddings/
Ordsall Hall Weddings
Three classic games for all ages with a Salford twist!
These games all feature Lowry's art, making them fantastic gifts for the Lowry lover in your life.
You can shop for them in our shop or even pick one up at Salford Museum and Art Gallery!
A rare bird's eye view of our Tudor knot garden as seen through the Great Chamber window!
You can appreciate the quatrefoils from this angle. If you'd like to see for yourself, we are open today until 4 pm!
Our facilitators are getting ready for students to return to school!
We have fantastic school sessions centred around the lifestyles of the lady and her servant of Tudor Ordsall Hall.
To learn more about school visits, follow this link 👉 https://ordsallhall.com/schools/
Our gardens are home to so many bugs and insects 🦋🐛🐜🐞🐝
Look at these bees and butterflies enjoying the flowers! Next time you visit, walk through the gardens and see what you can find!
Thanks to all the children and adults that had a blast in our gardens this summer!
We are passionate about our grounds and find great joy in nature, so sharing that with you all has been lovely. We can't wait to do it all over again next summer!
What's your favourite outdoor summer activity?
‘Volunteering in the garden, I feel a connection to this place. I walk around and see plants that I’ve grown. I think about people who’ve worked in the gardens in the past. I feel like I’m walking in their footsteps, and I’m now part of the history of this place too.” - Tracy, Garden Volunteer
Historical sites can significantly affect . Ordsall Hall is a free and beautiful place, so come visit to recharge and connect with the past!
What do lavender, rose, fennel, chamomile, and hops have in common?
In the 16th and 17th centuries, people thought these sweet smelling herbs helped them sleep.
Sleeping Well at Ordsall Hall has been growing these sleepy herbs and putting them into pillows and potpourri to see if they create a calming sleeping environment.
Do you think sleepy herbs and smells would help you have a more restful sleep?
Ordsall Hall, 322 Ordsall Lane, Ordsall
Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Ordsall Hall posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.
Send a message to Ordsall Hall: