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
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
12 June 2019 12:30 - 16:30 Available
13 June 2019 12:30 - 16:30 Available
14 June 2019 12:30 - 16:30 Available
15 June 2019 12:30 - 16:30 Available
16 June 2019 12:30 - 16:30 Available
19 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

The Bell Tree: Trust New Art at Speke Hall

Thu 23 May 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.

Tension, Turmoil and Traitors: The Story of Tudor Speke

Thu 23 May 2019
12:30-16:30
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.

Under The Rose

Thu 23 May 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.

Tudors in Bloom: half term family fun

Sat 25 May 2019
10:30-16:00
Celebrate spring in Tudor style. Follow the Green Man’s trail as his spring spell brings nature to life, make a magical mask or enjoy tales from Mother Nature

Trust10 Run

Sun 26 May 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.

Archery Taster Sessions

Sun 26 May 2019
11:00-16:00
Ready... aim... fire... with archery at Speke Hall!