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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.
Did you miss out on tickets for The Awakening?
There'll be exclusive access to the Hall by torchlight for a lucky few visitors on an even spookier night - Friday 13 March. Join the Lady in Black as she leads you around the Hall and helps you to relive real encounters with the former inhabitants. Do not come if you’re afraid of the dark!
Mothering Sunday High Tea
Treat your mum to a special day on Sunday 15 March with an exclusive guided tour of our beautiful spring gardens with the Head Gardener, followed by a delicious high tea in the Stable Tea Room.
Tickets can be purchased on 0151 728 5850.
Join us over the Easter holidays for lots of family fun activities!
On 3 & 4 April it's Easter Bonnet Making with prizes for the most crafty creation and then on Easter Sunday and Monday (5 & 6 April) the Cadbury's Easter Egg Trail returns. Eggsplore the gardens, solve the trail and claim your chocolatey rewards.
Alice in Wonderland
Also in the Easter holidays, Wonderland returns to Speke Hall from 8-19 April. Escape everyday life and join in with a whirlwind adventure, experiencing Speke Hall as you've never done before.
Hunt for her majesty's stolen tarts on an indoor trail and join the Red Queen in a game of croquet or the Dodo in a crazy Caucus race. If running around isn’t your cup of tea, why not pay a visit to the Mad Hatter’s Tea Rooms and enjoy a scone or two!