In and around Liverpool

A tree full of red autumn leaves at Speke Hall

Journey from a Tudor house to the childhood homes of Lennon & McCartney via coastal pinewoods and a photographic time capsule - there's loads to discover in and around Liverpool.

Places to visit

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A tree full of red autumn leaves at Speke Hall

Speke Hall

Nestled on the edge of Liverpool, this rare Tudor mansion has a fascinating story of survival. Escape all-year-round to explore its green oasis of gardens and woodland on the banks of the River Mersey.

The north lawn at Rufford Old Hall covered in autumn leaves, surrounded by bare branches and the Tudor and Jacobean house in the background

Rufford Old Hall

A fine Tudor building, Rufford Old Hall is home to 500 years of Lancashire history. Discover a colourful garden filled with hidden corners, take a stroll alongside the Leeds and Liverpool canal and look out for wildlife of all shapes and sizes.

The Studio with equipment at The Hardmans' House, 59 Rodney Street, Liverpool.

The Hardmans' House

Hidden away in the city's Georgian Quarter is the home and photographic studio of Liverpool photographer E. Chambré Hardman and his wife Margaret. Book a tour of this 1950s time capsule untiil 6 November 2021.

Behind the scenes, we're working to catalogue, conserve and share a significant collection of the Hardmans' life and work, including prints and negatives capturing mid-20th century Liverpool, portraits of high society and British landscapes.

Visitors on a tour to 20 Forthlin Road, Paul McCartney's childhood home

Beatles' Childhood Homes

20 Forthlin Road and 'Mendips' are small places with huge musical significance. Book a combined tour of the childhood homes of Paul McCartney and John Lennon and walk in the footsteps of the Beatles legends. The properties will close from December until March 2022.



Glorious beach with dramatic sand dunes, surrounded by sweeping coastal pinewoods.


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