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Smithills Hall Museum

Smithills Dean Road | Bolton, BL17NP, England
+44 1204 332377
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Fascinating

Lots of local history, wanted to stay longer Many rooms It feels like you are in the house the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
cheryltwinkle
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Chichester, United Kingdom
So much History from 1200s onward very interesting tour.

Went while going for brunch at Poppins tearooms in the halls itself wasn't planned so made the tour... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
IanUpton
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Bolton
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Smithills Dean Road | Bolton, BL17NP, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank cheryltwinkle
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

3  Thank IanUpton
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Reviewed May 31, 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
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Reviewed April 21, 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
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Reviewed January 24, 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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Reviewed September 30, 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

2  Thank wilkin316
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Reviewed April 15, 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

2  Thank Victoria C
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Reviewed April 11, 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

1  Thank TheRelfster
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Reviewed February 15, 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

1  Thank Tudor661188
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Reviewed January 30, 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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Paul B
September 12, 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
August 20, 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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