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Beyond the black & white is a Tudor house with a Victorian personality
Speke Hall is a rare Tudor timber-framed manor house in a most unusual setting on the banks of the River Mersey. Restored and brought back to life in the 19th century, it is a unique and beautiful mixture of Tudor simplicity and Victorian Arts and Crafts' aesthetics.
Built by the devout Catholic Norris family - keen to impress visitors with the grandeur of their home and in particular the magnificent Great Hall - this beautiful building has witnessed more than 400 years of turbulent history. From the Tudor period when a secret priest hole was an essential feature, to years of neglect and decay in the 18th and 19th centuries (including a spell when it was used as a cow shed) and then being dragged into the Victorian era of improvement and technology, the Hall has seen it all.
In the 21st century, Speke Hall and its surrounding estate now provide a real oasis from the hurly burly of modern life. As you come through the gates, relax, take a breath and enjoy all that this wonderful place has to offer. The Hall is surrounded by beautiful restored gardens and protected by a collar of woodland.
Victorian Christmas Weekends
Join us on 30 Nov & 1 Dec and 7 & 8 Dec for days full of festive fun. Join in with carols in the Great Hall, discover how the Victorians liked to celebrate this time of year, stir the Christmas pudding and make a wish or even take home your own sugar mouse. Father Christmas will be joining in with the celebrations.
Festive music evenings
There's no better way to get into the seasonal spirit than with a carol concert, followed by a mince pie. Reserve your seat in the atmospheric Great Hall on the evening of 1, 7 or 8 December and prepare for a musical treat.
Please call Reception on 0151 728 5850 to book your tickets.