Salford’s hidden gem – Ordsall Hall is to reopen after being forced to close due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
And the reopening, on Tuesday 18 May, marks the 10th anniversary of the restoration of Salford’s oldest building.
The 800 year old manor house closed to the public in 2009 for a 2 year transformative £6.5k restoration, with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund. It reopened its door as a free museum and public garden on the 15th May 2011, and since has been visited by over 300,000 people.
To celebrate 10 years since the reopening of the site, from the 15th May to the 26th May, the museum will be running an online lecture series, with local historians and academics, exploring the history and architecture of the Hall and the redevelopment of Salford Quays.
The museum will reopen to the public on Tuesday 18th May 2021, following the reopening of the gardens on the 29th March 2021. The museum, shop and café will be open every Monday, Tuesday and Sunday and visits to the historic rooms and museum galleries will be available to prebook via their website from the 15th May 2021. www.ordsallhall.com
Jennifer Holland, Audience Development and Events Manager said,
“We are excited to reopen our doors to the public this month and think this is the perfect moment to look back on the fascinating history of Ordsall Hall and the Quays with this exciting programme of events.”
Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett said: “It is great news that Salford’s historic Orsdall Hall is able to open to the public again. The 820 year old building has been so tastefully restored and I’d definitely recommend a visit.”
All profits made from the lecture series will go to the upkeep of Ordsall Hall & Gardens.
Deciphering Ordsall Hall’s Layers of Gothic History
Dr Peter Lindfield Honorary Fellow of History at MMU
Saturday 15th May 6pm-7pm
Explore Ordsall Hall and Area with AlexaTours: Greater Manchester Green Badge Tour Guide
Alexandra Fairclough Architectural Historian and Tour Guide
Sunday 23rd May 4pm-5pm
The Quays at 20: An Architectural History of Salford Quays
Dr Mike Nevell, University of Salford
Wednesday 26th May 6.30pm-7.30pm
LINK (TBC when created)
To prebook a visit to the Museum please go to:
Image: Ordsall Hall