Events for all

Activities at Smithills Hall


An Evening ghost and history tour is now booking. Places are limited so early booking is recommended.

The Evening tour from 7pm will be on Thursday 21st November [places available], led by experienced guides from the Friends.

Learn about the strange events recorded over the years at this historic hall. Bring your phone or camera and you might see something too!

Contact staff on (01204) 332211 or 332377 to make your booking and avoid disappointment as places fill quickly.. Tours cost £8 and £7 for concessions. Sorry no children under 16 years.



Come along and see the permanent Timeline Exhibition of 700 years of Smithills Hall’s history, situated in the old kitchen area . Follow the timeline from 1335 to the present and read the fascinating story of the people and events influencing the history of Smithills and beyond. This display is worth a visit. Entry to the exhibition and other areas of the Hall is free.


Volunteer guides will be able to give  guided tours to this historic Hall, when it is open to the public. Please ask at the Entrance Hall Reception Desk for information about tour availability. [See also home page]

Further information about other places to visit in Bolton can be found on Bolton Council’s website at:-


If you are looking for a special venue for a wedding why not consider this historic Grade I listed building set in its own beautiful grounds.

Civil ceremonies can be held in the historic Medieval Great Hall, or the richly panelled Tudor Withdrawing Room. The refurbished Devey Room is now available for receptions and will shortly also be registered for weddings.


Tudor panelled Withdrawing  Room

Full details can be seen or email
or phone – 01204 332853

Bolton Registry Office is now at:-

The Town Hall (One Stop Shop)
Victoria Square
01204 331185