The Hardmans' House

The front door at 59 Rodney Street showing the flanking columns with the names of Burrell & Hardman

Important notice -

We're working hard to reopen many of our places where it is safe to do so. However, the Hardmans' House is currently closed.

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

The Hardmans' House

Things to see and do


Go behind the scenes at the Hardmans' House

Watch this special tour of the Hardmans' House to explore the fascinating collection we care for, learn more about the photographic process on a visit to the darkroom and enjoy a rare glimpse of the printing rooms.

The Hardmans' House

Art and collections

Props and backgrounds in the studio at the Hardmans' House

Highlights of the Hardmans' House 

The Hardmans’ House is closed to visitors at the moment, but will reopen from 20 August 2021. In the meantime, here’s your chance to 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 wife Margaret.

The Hardmans' House


Edward Chambré Hardman takes a photograph on holiday

Discover the past 

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

The Hardmans' House

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

Revealing the E. Chambré Hardman photographic collection 

Discover more about our exciting two-year project to catalogue and conserve 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.

A vintage dog toy on display at the Hardmans House

Caring for the Collection 

What do we get up to during the winter months? Conservation carries on!

The Hardmans' House

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