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.
The Three Inch Fools Present Macbeth
21st June 2019, 7:00 pm
21st June 2019, 9:30 pm
The Three Inch Fools will be performing Shakespeare’s iconic play in the atmospheric surroundings of Ordsall Hall’s gardens, the perfect setting for an evening of summer entertainment!
The Three Inch Fools do Shakespeare differently, with an acentric assortment of inventive props, costumes and contraptions to aid their innovative productions.
With their own brand of travelling Shakespeare, their performances are driven by live music-making and bold story-telling, bringing Shakespeare back to his lively, raucous roots!
Gates open at 6pm. Please feel free to bring your own chair(s), on-site bar available. Why not pre-order a picnic from us in advance for collection on the night?
Tickets cost £16 per person, £12 concessions, £8.95 picnic.