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 tenth anniversary of the restoration of Salford’s oldest building.
The 800 year old manor house closed to the public in 2009 for a two year transformative £6.5m restoration, with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund. It reopened its door as a free museum and public garden on the 15 May 2011, and since has been visited by over 300,000 people.
To celebrate ten years since the reopening of the site, from 15 May to 26 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 18 May 2021, following the reopening of the gardens on 29 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 the Ordsall Hall website from the 15 May 2021.
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 and gardens.