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, Rufford Old Hall is 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

Couple walking in the garden at Dunham Massey in autumn

Woodland walks in the North West 

Enjoy the sights and sounds of autumn on walk through woodland in the North West. Stretch your legs as the seasonal changes bring dramatic colour and autumn wildlife to special places in the North West. See our pick of the best woodland walks near you.

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.

Rufford Old Hall

Our work

Details of three portraits

Addressing the Trust's connections to slavery and colonialism 

Rufford Old Hall, along with a number of other places and collections in our care, has direct links to colonialism. Learn more about what we are doing to address the histories of slavery and colonialism and to acknowledge their impact and legacies.

Rufford Old Hall


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