Things to see & do

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The archive

The Chambré Hardman archive of photographs has been re-housed in a fantastic new storage facility in Liverpool Central Library and Record Office.

Can you spot these unusual items?

  • Edward and Margaret's love letters
  • Eggs you can post
  • An early Hasselblad camera
  • Lots and lots of soap
  • Unopened packets of 1940s rationed sugar
  • Burmese rice cookers
  • 27 egg-cups in a very small kitchen
  • 1950s toys that were used to entertain children being photographed
  • Unopened bottles of champagne

Hardman's Liverpool

Edward recorded many of Liverpool's iconic buildings in his photographs. Follow in his footsteps by taking one of our three city centre walks. Don't forget your camera: we'd love to see your photos.

A Photographer's War: Hardman in India

Prince of Wales (the future King Edward V111) inspecting troops in India © Hardman

Prince of Wales (the future King Edward V111) inspecting troops in India

From the ordinary to the extraordinary…learn more about Hardman’s transformative skill as a photographer.

From 1917-1922, Kenneth Burrell and Edward Chambré Hardman served as Gurkha soldiers in India. Far from the battlefields of Europe, Burrell and Hardman forged a friendship that would lead to the foundation of Burrell and Hardman photographers in 1923. The photographs and objects in this unusual exhibition tell the story of this time.

Travels with a Camera

An excellent viewing platform © NT/E.Chambré Hardman Collection

An excellent viewing platform

...the Hardman's on holiday.

The Hardmans spent their holidays touring the countryside in their Daimler in search of the perfect picture. From suitcases to souvenirs and maps to memories, come and enjoy a holiday with the Hardmans.