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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.
Goldilocks and Teddy Trail
Join us on 1 & 2 June for some fantastic family-friendly outdoor theatre.
The Bookworm Players will be performing Goldilocks on the wildflower meadow at 1pm, 2.30pm and 4pm. We hope to see lots of bears having fun on the teddy trail and tucking into a teddy bears' picnic with their owners.
Please call 0151 728 5850 for tickets, or turn up and pay on the day. Please bring your own picnic and seating.
50 things to do before you're 11 ¾
An outdoor adventure is easy to find at Speke Hall - let your imagination run wild.
Pick up a new 50 things scrapbook from Reception and take part in as many of the activities as you can. It's the perfect time of year to make a daisy chain, walk barefoot in the grass or fly a kite. Try bird watching in our new area next to the Orchard or make your very own trail through the woodland.
The Secret Garden
On 29 June, The Bookworm Players return to present The Secret Garden.
Bring a picnic and chair and settle down on the North Lawn to enjoy the classic tale of Mary, Dickon, Colin and their secret garden.
Tickets are priced at £10 for adults and £5 for children. Call Reception on 0151 728 5850 to buy them.