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

Garden Tour

Mon 23 Jul 2018
A member of the garden team leads a free walk and talk around the garden. Why not join one to find out more about the history, see the seasonal highlights and pick up some tips.

Guided Walks

Mon 23 Jul 2018
Keep active and improve your health by joining an experienced Rufford Old Hall volunteer on a guided walk.

Outdoor Theatre - Twelfth Night

Fri 27 Jul 2018
Join the Handlebards all-male troupe at the beautiful Rufford Old Hall near Ormskirk for a bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night' like none other.

Talk on Afternoon Tea

Mon 30 Jul 2018
A 10 minute talk by a member of the house team focusing on the rituals and custom of afternoon tea in the Drawing Room.

Reptiles at Rufford

Sat 04 Aug 2018
A great opportunity to get up close and meet a wide range of reptiles!

Make a home for bugs

Tue 07 Aug 2018
Create a cosy home for the wildlife in your garden
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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