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Heritage Open Day - Smithills Hall

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    Heritage Open Day - Smithills Hall

    Discover more about Smithills Hall at this year’s Heritage Open Day with a tour of this fantastic building . Smithills Hall opened to the public as a museum in 1963 but its history dates back to the 14th century. Today, much of the Hall has been restored to its original splendour and you can see rooms and displays from across the centuries. You can stand in the same room where Bolton Protestant Preacher, George Marsh, was interrogated by the owner of the estate, Robert Barton. Marsh was later burned at the stake because of his faith. Legend has it that as George Marsh was being led from the Hall he stamped his foot on the flagstone, leaving a mark that has remained there ever since as a declaration of his steadfast faith. There will be tours at the following times: 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm.

    Sun 09 September , The hall is open from 12pm to 4pm and there will be tours at 12:30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm.

    Admission: FREE