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Art Gallery, £2.70-£3

The Lady Waterford Hall, Ford Village

The Lady Waterford Hall, Ford Village

Commissioned in 1860 by Louisa Waterford, the building served as the village school until 1956. Louisa, a talented amateur artist, spent 21 years decorating the interior with lifesize murals depicting Biblical scenes.


Mr Geoff Bavidge

07971 326177

07790 457580


TD15 2QG


Built as the village school in 1860, Louisa Marchioness of Waterford decorated the interior with life size murals depicting Biblical scenes. Learn the fascinating history of this remarkable lady & view her stunning artworks. Kid’s activities, social history and much more to discover.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedFacilities for educational visitsGift shopPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

The Hall may occasionally be closed for private functions - please telephone to check before travelling. Suitability for Dogs: Guide dogs only.

Opening details

Open late March-end October. Hall occasionally closed for private functions - check website for details & opening times. Visits out of season by prior arrangement.


Adult £3.00, Concession/Child £2.70, Family £8.00. Under 5's Free. Discount available for pre-booked groups. Joint tickets with Heatherslaw Cornmill offer 20% discount on normal admission.



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Map reference: NT 947376  Lat: 55.63199 Long: -2.08506

By Road:
Nearest major road is A697.

By Public Transport:
Nearest station is Berwick-upon-Tweed Station. "Border Villager" bus to Wooler, as for Lady Waterford Hall.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 10 miles from Berwick upon Tweed station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

The Hall may occasionally be closed for private functions - please telephone to check before travelling. Suitability for Dogs: Guide dogs only.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesBaby changing facilities


  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility


There are no clear glass doors - doors are solid. The Hall does not have a designated car park - street parking is free & readily available immediately outside the building. Toilets partially accessible; there is a fully accessible toilet approx 200 yards from the Hall.