Historic Halls

Hallith Wood Hall

Hall i’ th’ Wood Museum – 16th, 17th & 18th Century History

Hall i’ th’ Wood Museum History

In the early part of the 16th century Hall i’ th’ Wood Hall was built, it was built as a wooden frame, half timbered building.

In the middle part of the 17th century the hall was given a Jacobean extension made from stone.

Whilst living in this building Samuel Crompton invented his famous spinning wheel which helped revolutionize the United Kingdom’s textile industry.

Spinning Mule

Up-to the late 19th century Hall i’ th’ Wood Hall was fairly well inhabited, but soon after this the hall fell into a state of disrepair.

Lord Leverhulme thankfully saved the hall giving it needed repairs and updating.

In 1902 the hall became a museum and the building and its surrounding grounds was presented to the people of Bolton in memory of the inventor of the spinning mule Samuel Crompton.

What You Can See Visiting Today

For anyone visiting this grade 1 listed historic building can enjoy furniture, artifacts and other similar objects dated from the 17th and 18th century, people are able to learn about Stuart and Tudor life, and the great work of Samuel Crompton.

Throughout the year a number of events will take place and these events should cater for people of all ages and interest.


  • FREE to get in

Opening Hours

  • Tuesday 10am – 3pm
  • Saturday 12pm – 4pm

Green Way
Off Crompton Way
01204 332370 / 332211


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