Events for all


The last in this popular series will be on Thursday 28 February starting at 7pm and finishing about 9pm.

These tours are led by experienced guides from the Friends of Smithills Hall and will be a mix of ghost stories within their historic context.

Booking  & payment required to ensure a place. Phone (01204) 332812 to book and pay or visit the Hall during opening hours and go to reception. Adults 16+ only.

£8 or £7 for concessions per person.



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