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We are excited to welcome you to Ordsall Hall. Here you will find everything you need to know about your visit.

At Ordsall Hall there is:

  • Free entry
  • Three accessible parking spaces for blue badge holders adjacent to the museum entrance
  • 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
  • 4 accessible toilets with emergency pull cords
  • Large print guide at reception
  • Water refill points and access water taps
  • High chairs and bottle heater
  • Implemented accessible formats in our everyday communication (e.g. screen reader friendly website)
  • Familiarisation Guide available for anyone who wishes to familiarise themselves with the site prior to arrival
  • Dedicated Autism Friendly days in the year where we will turn off interactives, bright lights and sounds

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

  • Grinding and smelling natural herbs in the kitchen
  • Playing with replica food in the Great Hall
  • Dressing up in velvets and silks in the Great Chamber
  • Climbing into our replica string and hay bed in the bedroom
  • Doing coin etching in the Star Chamber
  • We also have a 3D map of the area in our Frederick Shields Gallery and lots of audio descriptions and videos across the Hall

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