Rufford Old Hall

Family exploring the gardens at Rufford

Important notice -

You no longer need to book to visit Rufford Old Hall. The garden, house (ground floor only) and tea room are open Friday-Tuesday.

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

Rufford Old Hall

Things to see and do

A family visiting the garden at Rufford Old Hall

Summer holidays at Rufford Old Hall 

There are plenty of things to do with the kids at Rufford Old Hall this summer. Take part in sports activities, grab a free balance bike, set your imaginations free inside the house or simply explore nature as a family.

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Eating

Server carrying a tray of drinks in the courtyard at Rufford Old Hall

Grab a drink or bite to eat 

The Victorian Tea Room is open serving a delicious menu of hot snacks, sandwiches, cakes and bakes, ice cream and your favourite hot and cold drinks. Limited indoor and outdoor seating is available. We're following government guidance and have introduced new safety measures including screens at our till and collections points and waymarked routes. We’ll also only be accepting card payment. We look forward to welcoming you and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone.

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Art and collections

Screen inside Rufford's Great Hall

Highlights of the house and collections 

The ground floor of the house is now open to explore as part of your visit. While the first floor and some rooms on the ground floor remain closed for now, here's your chance to explore some of the must-see objects and collections from Rufford Old Hall's five centuries of history.

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Join or give

Our gardeners will continue caring for our green spaces

Keep gardens growing 

Now more than ever, we all need gardens, parklands and other outdoor spaces to help us breath. Give today and together, we can help nature recover, bring people closer to it, and ensure our shared history continues to inspire us all. Thank you for your continued support.

Visitors walking in the garden in spring at Belton House, Lincolnshire

Experience more with National Trust membership 

Now more than ever, we all need access to nature, fresh air and open spaces. Become a member today and you can explore more than 500 places. What's more, your membership will go towards looking after nature, beauty and history for generations to come.

Rufford Old Hall

Wildlife

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.

Rufford Old Hall

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