Rufford Old Hall

Walking in the garden at Rufford Old Hall

Important notice -

We're working hard to reopen many of our places where it is safe to do so. However, the grounds and house at Rufford Old Hall are closed.

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

Admiring the Witch Hazel in Dunham Massey's Winter Garden

Winter days out in the North West 

Make the most of your membership, discover somewhere new on your doorstep, or blow away those winter cobwebs at National Trust places in the North West.

Rufford Old Hall

Art and collections

Screen inside Rufford's Great Hall

Highlights of the house and collections 

While Rufford Old Hall is closed, here's your chance to delve into some of the must-see objects and collections from across five centuries of Rufford's and Lancashire's history.

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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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A newly married couple standing on the front lawn at Rufford Old Hall

Weddings at Rufford Old Hall 

After careful consideration, from 2021 we will no longer be offering wedding or civil ceremonies at Rufford Old Hall. Whilst weddings have played a big part in raising charitable income for Rufford Old Hall, we have made this decision in line with our conservation aims to best preserve this special place for future generations. We’d like to thank the many couples who chose to enjoy their special day here in previous years.

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