Rufford Old Hall

Rufford Old Hall, Lancashire Tudor Great Hall

Important notice -

Rufford Old Hall is fully closed for the winter and will reopen on 11 February.

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

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Things to see and do

Child having fun at Rufford

Fun for families at Rufford Old Hall 

There are plenty of things to do with the kids at Rufford Old Hall this autumn. Explore the garden and woodland, become a nature detective or set off on a two-wheeled adventure on a balance bike.

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A table inside Rufford's Tea Room

Grab a drink or bite to eat 

Take a seat inside the Victorian tea room to enjoy a delicious menu of hot snacks, sandwiches, cakes and bakes, ice cream and your favourite hot and cold drinks. Outdoor seating in the peaceful courtyard is also available.

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Art and collections

Suit of armour collection at Rufford Old Hall

Highlights of the house and collections 

Before you step inside the house on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, here's some of the special objects and collections from Rufford Old Hall's five centuries of history to look out for.

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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.

Family walking in Rowallane Garden, County Down

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.

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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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Visitors in the Great Hall at Rufford Old Hall

Group visits to Rufford Old Hall 

Whether you're visiting for the day or just for a few hours, Rufford Old Hall is the perfect place for a group trip. Get in touch with us to book your group visit today.

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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