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Due to government guidance, we are currently not able to host group tours, but are accepting enquiries for 2021! To make an enquiry for next year please email venues@scll.co.uk or contact us.

If your group is small you can book a free stewarded visit, otherwise, please join our mailing list using the ‘subscribe’ section at the bottom of this page to be kept up to date with our programmes.

We are happy to welcome groups at Ordsall Hall and guided tours can be arranged.

Tours are led by members of the team and will tell the fascinating story of how the building has developed over the last 650 years  and bring to life some of the characters connected to this famous Salford landmark.


The Hall is available for group visits between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Thursday. However, during term time we do have school classes in most days, so we try to arrange for groups to visit us in the afternoon to avoid clashing with our young pupils visiting us. Evening tours may be possible subject to availability. Please contact us on 0161 872 0251 or email jennifer.holland@scll.co.uk to discuss further.


Guided tours during opening hours (Monday to Thursday, 10am-4pm and Sunday 1-4pm), cost £3.50 per person or £6.00 per person including refreshments.

Guided tours during the evening (Monday to Thursday, 4pm-8pm) cost £7.00 per person (price includes a cup of tea or coffee). Evening tours must have a minimum of 20 people attending.

Group size

We would normally ask that your group has a minimum of 10 people, maximum of 40 people attending. Groups larger than 20 will be split into two groups as some of our rooms in the Hall have a strict limit on numbers.

Length of visit

Please allow one hour to an hour and thirty minutes for your visit.

Wheelchair access

Ordsall Hall is full accessible to wheelchair users, apart from one small room in the East Wing. There is a lift in each wing of the Hall. Staff and volunteers are always happy to provide assistance to any members of groups with mobility issues.

Self-guided group visits

We welcome self-guided visits to the Hall but politely ask that you contact us in advance of your visit so that we can check that your visit does not clash with another booking, school visit or activity. There are no charges for a self-guided group visit.

Catering and refreshments

Within the Hall we have a small area that seats up to 12 people to enjoy refreshments. Our cafe serves a selection of hot and cold drinks, cakes, biscuits and a small selection of sandwiches. To avoid queuing in the cafe we can arrange tea, coffee and biscuits for your group to be set up in a private room. Tea and coffee costs £2 per person and tea, coffee and biscuits costs £2.50 per person.

We can also arrange a buffet lunch for your group. Prices start from £4.95 per person. Please ask for further information when you book.


Our car park is 100 metres from the Hall’s entrance. We have 5 parking bays for blue badge holders. Car parking charges apply at the following rates:

  • £2.50 – up to 3 hours
  • £6.00 – 3 to 6 hours
  • £9.00 – over 6 hours

Our car parking charges apply to all vehicles during the Hall’s opening hours. Find out more about getting here including directions, opening times and our facilities.

How to book

To book please call us on 0161 872 0251 or email us at jennifer.holland@scll.co.uk. We will then check availability, take some details from you and then send you a booking form that will confirm the details. We then ask you to sign a copy of the form and return it to us to confirm your booking.

Cancelling your visit /catering

Please do contact us if you wish to cancel your visit or catering. Late cancellations may incur a charge.

We hope this answers all your questions, but if you do wish to speak to a member of a team please call us on 0161 872 0251 or email us at jennifer.holland@scll.co.uk.

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