The Hardmans' House

Important notice -

The Hardmans' House will open between 6–28 May for guided tours on Fridays and Saturdays only. Pre-booking is recommended to guarantee entry. Tickets are available to book two weeks in advance via the What's On section below.

Step back in time to the 1950s in this fascinating home and photographic studio

The Hardmans' House

What's on

Book your visit

Booking is recommended to guarantee your space on a tour. Please arrive promptly to our Pilgrim Street entrance within the 10 minute timeslot you have booked so that you’re here for when the tour begins. Tours last approximately 45 minutes.

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Things to see and do

Michelle Charters holding and looking into a mirror with clouds behind her.

Agency of Women 

Artist-in-residence Tabitha Jussa presents Agency of Women, a collection of black and white and hand coloured portraits inspired by Margaret Hardman, the female workforce employed by the Hardmans and the women who had their portraits taken at 59 Rodney Street.

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Art and collections

Props and backgrounds in the studio at the Hardmans' House

Highlights of the Hardmans' House 

Delve into just a few of the 13,000 features, objects and collections that we care for in the home and photographic studio of E. Chambré Hardman and his talented wife Margaret.

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Our work

A selection of photos from the E. Chambre Hardman collection laid across a table, showing a range of subjects including landscapes and portraits

The Hardmans Unpacked project  

Discover our exciting project to catalogue, conserve and digitise a significant portion of the E. Chambré Hardman Photographic Collection and to make it more accessible for everyone to explore and enjoy.

Black and white photograph of Liverpool Anglican Cathedral under construction.

Donate to the Hardmans Unpacked appeal 

Help us to organise, conserve and share the Edward Chambré Hardman photographic archive and make it more accessible by supporting the Hardmans Unpacked appeal. Donations of all sizes are welcome.

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History

Edward Chambré Hardman takes a photograph on holiday

The history of the Hardmans' House 

Take a look at the people and the stories behind the successful photography business of Burrell & Hardman.

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Things to see and do

Walk in the Hardmans' footsteps

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Join or give

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Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at The Hardmans' House on the National Trust Collections website