The Trust

In the early 1920s the Hall was ready to be demolished, and a housing estate built on the site. Six Blackburn businessmen bought the Hall for £1,500, to save the ancient building. These gentlemen started the Samlesbury Hall Trust in 1925.

The Samlesbury Hall Trust began in 1925, in order to maintain and keep the Hall open for the visitors of Blackburn to enjoy; however, we do allow visitors from all over the world, even Accrington!

Today's Hall offers a diverse and interesting visit, Of course there is history but also a wafflery, a fine restaurant and cafe bar, art galleries, and welcoming grounds.  A day visit may involve a free guided tour on a Sunday, a delicious lunch, afternoon tea,, a gin and tonic and waffles and ice-cream in the courtyard, a birthday card from the shop... Or perhaps just a coffee?  Any pennies you spend go straight back into the Hall, to keep it open for all to enjoy.

The Trustees still ensure that all of this is here for you on a daily basis, managed by the Hall Director and supported by her hard working team.