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Smithills Hall Museum

Smithills Dean Road | Bolton, BL17NP, England
+44 1204 332377
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Fantastic grade 1 listed house that should be far better known than it is!

Open 10 till 4 Wednesday to Saturday this is a fascinating survival in an area usually associated... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
neddyb1
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Northwich, United Kingdom
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Lots of history under one roof.

There is a free car park and a couple of minutes stroll to the Halls entrance. This was a revisit... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2018
jamesjones17
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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Smithills Dean Road | Bolton, BL17NP, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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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

2  Thank jamesjones17
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

The hall has been lovingly preserved and presented in such a way as to easily comprehend former lives. I'm not going to describe what you will see, but merely urge you to go if you're in the area. The staff are very friendly and our...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Visited here after my son came here on a school trip and told me what a wonderful time he had, we brought along his best friend too. The hall was closed but I could still appreciate the outside of the buildings. There was a wedding...More

1  Thank Victoria C
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

What a great find. I loved the heavy wooden panelling in the withdrawing room and the carved furniture. Then it was a big change in style in the Victorian rooms. We didn't spend much time in the grounds but did visit the small bridge. Definitely...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We visited here today to go to the tea room there but discovered it had closed but there is still tea, coffee and cake available. We were welcomed by a lady and a gent. The gent seemed to be the tour guide and he was...More

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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

As I am a lover of history and love going back in time in my own culture this place has to be in my top ten. Started in the 1300s a house which is still as it was and carefully restored and owned by generations...More

Thank Sam N
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

On a cold Sunday afternoon we were looking for somewhere to visit that was near to home. Not having been to Smithills Hall for many years we decided to go there. It turned out to be packed full of fascinating information and history, better than...More

Thank maza04
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

Smithills Hall is a significant and stunning example of a building that encapsulates 500 years of local and national history. The public are allowed to wander the restored rooms at their leisure, we were fortunate to have a guided tour by a very knowledgeable volunteer...More

2  Thank Sue00do
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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Had a personal guided tour but you can go round on your own.Fascinating place dating way back.Guide very knowledgeable.

Thank Pam W
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Paul B
12 September 2017|
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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.
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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
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