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 closed.

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

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

Fascinating items from the Chambré Hardman collection

Revealing the E. Chambré Hardman photographic collection 

Discover more about our exciting two-year project to make the E. Chambré Hardman Photographic Collection more accessible to everyone and why your help could make all the difference.

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

What's on

Coming up
A portrait of a woman taken by Mr Hardman

Agency of Women 

In 2020, the Hardmans' House welcomes artist-in-residence Tabitha Jussa. She is exploring the archive of formal portraiture taken by E. Chambré and Margaret Hardman, using their traditional techniques to create contemporary portraiture.

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