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.
Open Air Theatre: The Railway Children
16th August 2018, 2:00 pm
16th August 2018, 3:30 pm
Join us in the gardens of Ordsall Hall as Heartbreak Productions bring to life the classic family story; The Railway Children.
Attention passengers! We are sorry to announce that all services out of Giggleswick Station are delayed!
Gather around Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis on Platform One as they pass the time by sharing the classic tale of The Railway Children. Living by the railway line, the children spend quite a bit of time watching the trains and making some unexpected friendships. There is the old gentleman who regularly takes the 9.15 train and helps them solve the mystery of what happened to their father, and the Russian immigrant who teaches them that compassion and understanding cross all boundaries.
All aboard! Full steam ahead! Find your travel companions and take your seats (bring your seats actually, and a picnic) for Heartbreak Productions' outdoor adaptation of The Railway Children, a classic children's tale by Edith Nesbit.
Please feel free to bring your own chair(s) and refreshments. Our cafe will also be open to purchase drinks and light refreshments.