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Notice: Please note that our main restaurant will be closed for refurbishment work on Wednesdays 16 & 23 July. The Stable Tea Room will be open on these dates with a reduced menu offer and we will have a tea and coffee cart available at Home Farm. The restaurant will be open as normal from Thurs-Sun during this period. Thank you for your patience while this work is being carried out. We hope you enjoy our new restaurant when it’s all ready on 29th July!

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.

The Vintage Festival returns

We loved this wooden car last year © National Trust/Alex Muir

We loved this wooden car last year

Back by popular demand, our Vintage Festival will run on 19 and 20 July.

It'll be even bigger and better this year so make sure you visit us for a very vintage experience.

There'll be cars and vehicles of all ages as well as a vintage market area, food stalls and retro tunes.

Summer Family Fun

On the trail at Speke Hall © National Trust

On the trail at Speke Hall

You won't be short of something to do this summer: we've got an event running every day we're open!

Step back in time with our Victorian sports day Saturdays, try your hand at hobby horse jousting, discover how stinky Speke was in Tudor times, join in with conservation capers or sit back, relax and enjoy Jack & Jill's Rhyme Time.

Download our summer family fun events calendar (PDF).


Outdoor Theatre

Bring your picnic and enjoy the fun © National Trust

Bring your picnic and enjoy the fun

The Pantaloons are back at Speke Hall twice this summer. Join us on 30 July for A History of Britain or 20 August for The Tempest.

Both plays are guaranteed to be inventive and hilarious: this isn't ordinary outdoor theatre!

Sporty Speke

It's going to be a summer of sport at Speke this year.

Sign up for a Sky Ride, try out one of our running routes or have a go at orienteering, volleyball or archery.

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Do something great this summer

Lend a hand at Speke Hall!

We've got short-term roles available in the house and helping with sports or events. Perfect if you want to boost your CV or just have fun!