Ordsall Hall Museum
Ordsall Hall Museum
0161 872 0251
0161 872 4951
Ordsall Hall is Salford's 'Hidden Gem'! Dating back over 600 years, it is one of the region's finest examples of an Elizabethan black and white half timbered manor house. Wander back through time soaking up the atmosphere of our fully furnished Great Hall and Star Chamber Bedroom. Get the low-down on Tudor lifestyles; see what's cooking in the Kitchen; or unearth the wealth of new discoveries to be made in our exciting and informative family events & exhibitions programme.
Historic house or home, Heritage site, Museum
Closed Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Christmas Day,
Boxing Day and New Year's Day
The ground floor of the hall is set out as a period manor house of the late 16th Century, with the Great Hall, Star Chamber and kitchen. Upstairs is the changing exhibition area with a range of interactive shows and displays from Agecroft Hall.
Archaeology, Architecture, Costume and Textiles, Social History
Ten Plus Textiles @ Ordsall Hall: a new exhibition
This exhibition showcases new work created by Ten Plus Textiles over the last year.
Based in the North West, Ten Plus are a group of 18 fully qualified textile artists who have recently celebrated 20 years of working with fibres and fabric to create contemporary textile art from a wide range of techniques.
Using fine hand and machine embroidery, patchwork, quilting and beadwork, weaving, collage and mixed media, their work includes framed pieces and hangings, 3D items, fashion accessories and jewellery, all of which will be featured at Ordsall Hall.
Ten Plus Textiles have been working with young people from North Salford Youth Centre to make sculptural creatures inspired by some of the textiles which will feature in the exhibition.
- Family friendly
Creepy Crawly, what's their story?
Explore the hall and the gardens from a bugs' point of view. This family friendly exhibition looks at some of the creepy crawlies that live here.
From woodlice to bees, woolly bears to snails, some of them are friends of the hall and some are foes - which are which? You decide!
- Any age
Ordsall Hall Archive Pack
If you're looking for more ideas for when you're back in the classroom why not download our Ordsall Hall Archives Pack? It's packed with maps and old photos to show what the Hall was like at various points in history, which you can compare with what you saw on your visit.
Ordsall Hall Education Pack
11 page information pack for teachers containing everything you need to plan a school visit to Ordsall Hall. Ties in with "Ordsall Alive! A Day With The Tudors" workshops. The pack covers the tour of the Hall, introduces the families who lived there, and contains a booking form and risk assessment.
How to obtain
Available as a free download from the museum website.