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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.
Christmas with the Leylands
Get into the festive spirit early on Thursday 4 December.
We'd like to invite you to take a private guided tour of the Hall, focusing on the Leyland family and their Pre-Raphaelite Christmas celebrations, followed by a three course festive lunch in the restaurant.
Tickets for this exclusive event are priced at £35 for adults and £12 for children. Call 0151 728 5850 to book.
Festive fun at Speke Hall
Our Christmas celebrations will be bigger and better than ever this year. Join us on 29 & 30 November and 6, 7, 13 & 14 December for Victorian Christmas weekends. The Hall will be beautifully decorated for a traditional Christmas and we'll have storytelling, crafts, sugar mice making, carols, donkey and horse & carriage rides, Father Christmas in his grotto and even Charles Dickens paying a call.
Discover more about our Christmas events here.
Evenings of Festive Music
Our popular Evenings of Festive Music will be held on 6, 7, 13 & 14 December.
Join us in the atmospheric Great Hall for a carol concert, followed up by festive refreshments. Tickets can be purchased on 0151 728 5850.