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Smithills Hall Museum

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Excellent piece of Bolton history.

Since our last visit some years ago, the hall has been refurbished and more rooms have been open to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bolton, United Kingdom
Diamond wedding

We held an afternoon tea party today to celebrate my parents Diamond Wedding in the Devey room in... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
Catherine E
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Smithills Hall Smithills Dean Road, Bolton BL1 7NP, England
+44 1204 332377
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All reviews guided tour free car park local council free admission school trip great place to visit couple of hours chapel tudor ghost history centuries volunteers woods stroll
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since our last visit some years ago, the hall has been refurbished and more rooms have been open to the public. The staff were available for tours if required and were very knowledgable about the hall and it’s fascinating history. This is an attraction that...More

Thank Ivornewone
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We held an afternoon tea party today to celebrate my parents Diamond Wedding in the Devey room in Smithills Hall. The catering was done beautifully by the onsite Poppins tea room. The Devey room has recently been refurbished retaining the stunning ornate period ceiling, inglenook...More

Thank Catherine E
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

The admission is free to this interesting hall. Enjoyed looking round and doing the interactive quiz sheet. Food was nice and a reasonable price some of the staff could improve their manners though.

Thank bargainsavvy
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Myself, my Husband came to Smithills Hall on Rainy day which was Free admission to view the Hall, Also they have a great tea room. We were so interested we even walked in the heavy rain in the grounds, Would recommend it.

Thank Claire C
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

We spent a couple of hours here... free car park and no admission but donations welcome..we had a guided tour with Pat, who was very knowledgable.. she told us the potted history of the Hall then we were free to go back again and have...More

Thank tishtash123080
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Lots of local history, wanted to stay longer Many rooms It feels like you are in the house the way it was then We were there by accident on a Sunday and it turned out to be free to look around We often walk around...More

2  Thank cheryltwinkle
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Went while going for brunch at Poppins tearooms in the halls itself wasn't planned so made the tour even better. Steeped in history and to see how the Hall changed hands so many times and the modification at each stage was very interesting. One of...More

4  Thank IanUpton
Reviewed 31 May 2018

Shockful of history from the 14th century on. Admission is free, and we also enjoyed a free guided tour with one of their amazingly knowledgeable guides. We didn't see any ghosts but learned a lot about life in medieval, Tudor and Victorian England. I highly...More

3  Thank Hanne G
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Open 10 till 4 Wednesday to Saturday this is a fascinating survival in an area usually associated with the grime of the Industrial Revolution . It’s a late mediaeval hall that may have even older origins that has been added to and added to over...More

3  Thank neddyb1
Reviewed 24 January 2018

There is a free car park and a couple of minutes stroll to the Halls entrance. This was a revisit for me, I went in 1974 with junior school. A friendly volunteer guide showed us round and enriched our experience with his wealth of knowledge...More

4  Thank jamesjones17
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Paul B
12 September 2017|
Response from EmLizC |
There’s fixed ramped access at the main entrance and other portable ramps leading down to the great hall. The only area not accessible is the Solar bedroom above the Bower, this is only accessible via stairs.
terry w
20 August 2017|
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Response from honeylambnumber9 |
It's free to park outside the hall and at two other car parks. Also free entrance to hall. Guides may be on hand to give you a tour of the hall. Again free