Ordsall Hall Museum
Ordsall Hall Museum
322 Ordsall Lane
0161 872 0251
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.
Historic house or home, Heritage site, Museum
Closed Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Christmas Day,
Boxing Day and New Year's Day
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.
Archaeology, Architecture, Costume and Textiles, Social History
WW1 talk: Wilfred Owen, war poet: A life in words and pictures
- 25 January 2015 From 2:30pm
Learn about the life and poems of this famous First World War poet.
Wilfred Owen (1893-1918) was one of the most important poets of World War One and scholars believe that had he lived he would have been one of the most significant poets of the twentieth century.
Born in Oswestry he spent his childhood and youth in Birkenhead and Shrewbury and taught English with the Berlitz Language School in France just before the outbreak of World War One. He volunteered in the army in 1915, finally joining the Manchester Regiment, and was invalided home with shell-shock in 1917.
He was sent to Craiglockhart War Hospital in Edinburgh where he met fellow poet Siegfried Sassoon who helped him with his writing. Having returned to the Front and won the Military Cross for bravery he was killed aged 25 while facing heavy German machine gun fire when trying to cross the Sambre Canal with his men. His death occurred on 4 November 1918, one week before the end of the war.
This talk will look at Wilfred Owen's extraordinary life and his most important poems.
This talk is also being held on Monday 10 November at Salford Museum and Art Gallery, 2.00pm.
- Any age
WW1 Talk: Art and Symbolism in World War One
- 1 March 2015 From 2:30pm
Using a range of examples from painting, sculpture and architecture, John Sculley, Heritage Service Manager will show how visual art communicated the country's national attitudes, during and after World War One.
This illustrated talk will offer some fascinating insights into the creative and critical thinking of a time that will be forever remembered for the carnage of its war to end all wars.
- 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.