Rufford Old Hall

Rufford Old Hall, Spring Blossom

A fine Tudor building, the home for stories of romance, wealth and 500 years of Hesketh family history.

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What's on 

Three Inch Fools Outdoor Theatre

Outdoor Theatre at Rufford Old Hall 

This summer, two classic Shakespeare plays are brought to life in the stunning setting of our formal gardens.

Upcoming events

Guided Walks

Mon 24 Sep 2018
Keep active and improve your health by joining an experienced Rufford Old Hall volunteer on a guided walk.

Scarecrow Festival

Sat 20 Oct 2018
Come and see the wonderful scarecrow creations on display around the grounds all with the theme Inspirational Women.

Reptiles at Rufford

Sat 27 Oct 2018
A great opportunity to get up close and meet a wide range of reptiles!

Christmas Decorating Workshop

Fri 14 Dec 2018
Come along and enjoy a guided tour of the house to admire the traditional festive decorations before taking part in a workshop to create your own traditional wreath to adorn your own front door. All materials are provided.
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Eating and shopping

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Visitors in the Great Hall at Rufford Old Hall

Organise a group visit 

The perfect place for a group trip, we'll work with you to ensure your visit is the very best experience.

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Rufford Old Hall is a beautiful venue for a wedding

Get married in style and elegance 

Choose Rufford Old Hall for your special day and enjoy the classic atmosphere of this historic house and its picturesque gardens.

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Get involved

A volunteer with visitors in the Tudor Great Hall

Become a volunteer 

Take a look at current volunteer opportunities, the benefits of getting involved and how to join the team.

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Peacock Butterfly

Nature Trail at Rufford Old Hall 

See if you can spot some bugs, butterflies or bees on our nature trail around the gardens!

Volunteer beekeepers tending a hive

Queen Bees at Rufford Old Hall 

Bees are essential to a healthy environment and at Rufford Old Hall we have three hives with new queens, that are from our own stock of bees.

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Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Rufford Old Hall on the National Trust Collections website