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We are so excited to welcome you to Ordsall Hall. We are committed to making your visit as accessible as possible.

If you would like to know more about what to expect when you visit us please have a look at our Familiarisation Guide.

  • The museum is free to enter. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • The museum is a member of the Visit England Quality Assurance scheme and is assessed annually.
  • There are five accessible parking spaces for blue badge holders adjacent to the museum entrance. Normal parking charges apply.
  • Same level entry points into the museum to facilitate the movement of wheelchairs or persons with limited mobility.
  • 2 on-site lifts to access all levels of the museum including the attic.
  • There are 4 accessible toilets at Ordsall Hall.
  • A large print guide is available at reception.

Our museum is all about the multi-sensory experience and has been developed so that visitors can touch, smell and feel the history of the Hall. We have various activities across the building which you can engage with such as:

  • Grinding and smelling natural herbs and spices in the kitchen
  • Setting the table with replica food in the Great Hall
  • Climbing into our replica string and hay bed in the Great Chamber
  • Doing coin etching in the Star Chamber
  • A selection of puzzles in the Frederick Shields Gallery.
  • Lots of audio descriptions and videos throughout the Hall

If you require a quiet space during your visit please ask any member of staff.

Please see the heritage Access Policy Statement for more information about access at Ordsall Hall.

To help us best cater for your requirements please contact the museum in advance of your visit on 0161 872 0251.