Tension, Turmoil and Traitors: The Story of Tudor Speke

Not every rebellion begins with a battle cry... Discover the turmoil of Elizabethan England and the life or death secrets that were kept within the walls of Speke Hall in a fascinating new indoor exhibition.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Join us from May to explore Speke's Tudor story, highlighting the history behind some of our most secret and fragile spaces such as the priest hole, whispering gallery and eavesdropper.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Speke Hall

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.75 £12.50
Child £6.88 £6.25
Family £34.38 £31.25
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.00
Grounds only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.57 £8.70
Child £4.79 £4.35
Family £23.93 £21.75
Group Adult N/A £7.50
Group Child N/A £3.75

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
15 May 2019 12:30 - 16:30 Available
16 May 2019 12:30 - 16:30 Available
17 May 2019 12:30 - 16:30 Available
18 May 2019 12:30 - 16:30 Available
19 May 2019 12:30 - 16:30 Available
22 May 2019 12:30 - 16:30 Available
23 May 2019 12:30 - 16:30 Available
24 May 2019 12:30 - 16:30 Available
25 May 2019 12:30 - 16:30 Available
26 May 2019 12:30 - 16:30 Available
29 May 2019 12:30 - 16:30 Available
30 May 2019 12:30 - 16:30 Available
31 May 2019 12:30 - 16:30 Available
1 June 2019 12:30 - 16:30 Available
2 June 2019 12:30 - 16:30 Available
5 June 2019 12:30 - 16:30 Available
6 June 2019 12:30 - 16:30 Available
7 June 2019 12:30 - 16:30 Available
8 June 2019 12:30 - 16:30 Available
9 June 2019 12:30 - 16:30 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Property Office
Email
spekehall@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 0151 427 7231

Upcoming events

Trust10 Run

Sun 24 Mar 2019
09:00-10:45
A free monthly way-marked 10K run around Speke Hall estate. A chance to enjoy peaceful routes, great views and have a great training opportunity. If 5k is more your distance, feel free to run one loop of the course. There is no run in Feb 2019.

Stability and Survival

Sun 24 Mar 2019
10:30-16:00
Discover more about Adelaide Watt, an independent and powerful woman, ahead of her time. As the last owner of Speke Hall, her passion secured its survival.

The Bell Tree: Trust New Art at Speke Hall

Sun 24 Mar 2019
10:30-16:30
Step into a magical environment and experience award-winning artist Serena Korda's new sculptural sound installation, inspired by the fascinating story of hidden rebellions at Speke Hall.

Under The Rose

Sun 24 Mar 2019
12:30-16:30
The companion piece to The Bell Tree brings the architecture of secrecy in the house to life. Pick up headphones as you enter the house, then stand at the heart of the hall to explore the espionage and intrigue that is built into the fabric of Speke.

Mini Makers

Mon 25 Mar 2019
10:30-12:00
Join us on Monday mornings in the Restaurant for a drop-in session of guided crafts for little ones and their grown ups.

Free guided estate walk

Tue 26 Mar 2019
13:30-14:30
Enjoy the outdoors this autumn with a great free guided walk around the grounds and gardens. Stretch your legs and discover some of the stories linked to this special place.