Ordsall Hall is a magnificent half timbered Hall in Salford, recently reopened to the public
Ordsall Hall is a historic house museum and garden, wedding and meeting venue dating back over 820 years. We are near to Salford Quays and Manchester City Centre and are open to visit from Monday - Thursday and Sunday afternoons.
Throughout history the Hall has been put to many uses - a family home, working men's club and church hall. The most important period of its life is undoubtedly as the family seat of the Radclyffe family who resided here for over 300 of those years
Every self-respecting Tudor manor house of distinction has at least one ghost - and Ordsall Hall is no exception...
Many tales surround the Hall and its ghostly inhabitants but there are several which come up time and time again:
The White Lady
We don't know exactly who this enigmatic figure in white is, but most say that she is the spirit of Lady Margaret Radclyffe, who died, broken hearted, in 1599 after the death of her beloved brother Alexander.
A young girl is said to roam the Hall - especially when there are children and school parties around. It is said that you can tell she is there by the sweet smell of roses in the air.
Sir John Radclyffe
Said to inhabit the Star Chamber - this former Lord of the Manor is said to be very keen on the ladies! Female visitors have reported his rather boid advances on many occasions.
Ghostly Goings on at Ordsall Halll
27th October 2019, 1:30 pm
1st November 2019, 3:00 am
Ghostly Storytelling Day
Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Come and enjoy some deliciously dark tales of wicked witches, phantom horsemen, ghostly animals and enchanted forests.
Free, no booking required. Suitable for ages 5 years +
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 7:30 PM – 10 PM
The evening will include a guided tour of Ordsall Hall and its haunted rooms and staircases, and some short talks, ‘Ghost stories in War-time’ and ‘Apparitions in Fiction that speak to and guide us’.
It will end with a parapsychology experiment in one of Ordsall Hall’s spookiest spaces.
Recommended for over 14's.- Booking required
Halloween Paranormal Study 'In Search of the Anomalous’
Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 11 PM – 3 AM
Participants will have the opportunity to explore locations within the hall and take part in a research project that helps to understand the nature of haunted experience in relation to specific locations.
On the night researchers will present current work exploring the territory of parapsychology and perceptual experiences of the anomalous as well as giving opportunity for discussion and first hand encounters with unusual phenomena.
Recommended for over 14's.