History of Little Moreton Hall

Tudor pannelling at Little Moreton Hall in Cheshire

Little Moreton Hall was built in the Tudor period to make a big impression and it still has what we call the 'wow factor' today.

Built to make a big impression, Little Moreton Hall was constructed during the Tudor period, with the earliest part of the house begun in around 1504 to 1508 and the latest addition being completed in 1610.

The Moreton family were wealthy landowners in the area and built the house as a symbol of their prosperity. Find out more about the lives of the Tudors that lived and worked here on a guided tour.

Reawakening the past

We're delighted to have been awarded funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to help us bring Little Moreton Hall to life for our visitors, so they can see what life was like in a Tudor building such as this.

Find out all about what we're doing and come and see the changes throughout the season.

Tudor festivals

Tudors used festivals to mark the agricultural calendar, important to a family like the Moretons

Midsummer festival marked the summer solstice - the longest day of the year.

Michaelmas and mop fairs. To mark the end of the harvest, how did Tudors celebrate this period?

Hallowtide (Hallowe'en). Hallowtide was a three-day period for the Tudors, including All Hallows' Eve (Hallowe'en).

Services at the chapel

The chapel at the hall is still a dedicated chapel and services are held in here on most Sundays during the main season. However, please be aware that the chapel is small and there is limited seating.

Our collections and stories

Find out more about the collection at this great Tudor survivor, in particular three special items that date back to John Moreton's original inventory of 1597. There is also some very early wallpaper from 1570 to admire.

Find out more about our collection by following the link below.