Ordsall Hall Museum

Ordsall Hall Museum
322 Ordsall Lane
Greater Manchester
M5 3AN

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0161 872 0251


0161 872 4951

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Ordsall Hall
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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.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Heritage site, Museum

Opening hours

Mon-Thur 1000-1600
Closed Fri,Sat
Sun 1300-1600

Closed Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Christmas Day,
Boxing Day and New Year's Day

Admission charges


Additional info

The car park is 100 metres from the entrance to the hall. We have five parking bays for blue badge holders.
Accessible to wheelchair users
Disabled toilet facilities

Car parking charges apply at Ordsall Hall at the following rates:

Up to three hours: £2.00. Three hours or more: £5.00.

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.

Collection details

Archaeology, Architecture, Costume and Textiles, Social History

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Ordsall Hall and grounds, 1900

Mud, Sweat and Tears: the story of Ordsall's allotments

  • 25 May — 28 September 2014 *on now

2014 marks the centenary of the breakout of World War One, but did you know the important part Ordsall Hall had to play? Visit this family friendly exhibition to find out about the story of Salford's allotments.

Suitable for

  • Any age





Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Heritage Open Days 2014: Ordsall Hall

  • 14 September 2014

Join us on some special themed tours to celebrate Heritage Open Days.
Find out about sixteenth and seventeenth century gardening on a special tour from an 'in character' sixteenth century gardener (2pm). Join our 'Ordsall Hall Faces and Places' tour and let fascination befall you as you take a special 'behind the scenes' guided tour of Salford's jewel in the crown, Get to know some of the characters that have lived at the Hall over the centuries and learn about the building's most recent restoration (tours at 1.30pm and 3pm).


Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings.



Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

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.