Speke Hall, Garden and Estate - National Trust

The south front of Speke Hall, Liverpool.
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Tudor half-timbered house with rich interiors and fine gardens. The atmospheric interior of this rambling house spans many periods. Originally built in 1530, its Great Hall and priest hole date from Tudor times, while the Oak Parlour and smaller rooms, some with William Morris wallpapers, show the Victorian desire for privacy and comfort. There is also fine Jacobean plasterwork and intricately carved furniture. A fully equipped Victorian kitchen and servants’ hall enable visitors to see ‘behind the scenes’. The restored garden has spring bulbs, a rose garden, summer border and stream garden, and there are woodland walks and magnificent views of the Mersey basin and North Wales hills from The Bund, a high bank. Home Farm, a 5-minute walk from Speke Hall, is a model Victorian farm building, restored and part-adapted to provide a restaurant, shop and visitor facilities, and offers estate walks, children’s play area and orchard.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site, Heritage site

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

£6.25, child £3.50, family £19. Groups £5.50, child £3. Grounds & Home Farm only: £3.25, child £1.75, family £10. Reduced rate when arriving by public transport, cycle or on foot.


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Collection details


Key artists and exhibits

  • William Morris wallpapers
  • Jacobean plasterwork
  • priest hole
  • Victorian kitchen
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Shakespeare at Speke!

  • 1 — 30 May 2016 *on now

We will be at Speke Hall's Tudor May Day celebrations on Sunday 1 and Monday 2 May, providing a chance for children and adults alike to strike their best dramatic poses and re-create Edward's stunning photographs of Shakespearean plays taken at Liverpool Playhouse Theatre in the 1930s-1950s.

Our Shakespearean exhibition of reproduction images and equipment is a month-long event held in Speke Hall's Dairy, as part of the 'Life in Tudor England' events programme


Normal admission charges apply



Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

A Tudor House


Find out about the house and the people who lived here 400 years ago.

How to obtain

Call 0151 427 7231 or email spekehall@nationaltrust.org.uk for more information.

Victorian Innovations


Discover how Victorian innovations were brought into the house to make life more comfortable.

How to obtain

Call 0151 427 7231 or email spekehall@nationaltrust.org.uk for more information.

Speke Hall, Garden and Estate - National Trust
The Walk
L24 1XD

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