Visiting Speke Hall: what you need to know

Visitor entering Speke Hall

You no longer need to book your visit to Speke Hall. We're following government guidelines and adapting to changes in how we open, so your visit may be a little different than you're used to. Please have a read through the information below so that you can enjoy your visit to Speke Hall to the fullest.

Tickets and entry

You no longer have to pre-book to visit Speke Hall. Entry is free for National Trust members and all under 5s. Admission fees apply to non-members. You will need a ticket to visit the gardens, grounds, house, restaurant and play areas. Please note we do not offer a grounds-only ticket.

Child riding their bike through a puddle in a typical autumn day out at Speke Hall

Speke Hall Neighbours Pass 

The Speke Hall Neighbours pass scheme is available to residents of Speke and some parts of Garston. Find out more about who the pass covers and how to apply.

When is best to visit?

We're open every day, 10.30am-5pm, but we're quieter on weekdays and afternoons. If you would like to visit the house (open Wednesday-Sunday), we'd recommend heading over from 2pm when any queues should be shorter.

Parking and arrival

When you arrive, you’ll be greeted by a member of staff. If you're a National Trust member, please have your membership card to hand. Last entry is at 4pm, and you’re welcome to explore Speke Hall's gardens and grounds until we close at 5pm.

Staying safe

You’ll find sinks for hand washing in the toilets at Home Farm, and will find hand sanitiser at Visitor Reception and Home Farm restaurant, as well as by our play areas.

Face coverings are recommend in enclosed, crowded areas. If you'd rather not wear a face covering, please continue to keep a respectful distance from others, particularly our volunteers in the house.

If you’re showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you've been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 10 days, please don’t visit.

Visitors looking up at the eavesdropper in Speke Hall's courtyard

Step inside the house 

You can explore the house between Wednesday-Sunday, 12.30pm-5pm (last entry at 4.15pm). Step into the Tudor mansion to discover five centuries of stories and see how its past residents lived. Queues to enter are likely on busy days and some rooms or the first floor may be closed at short notice.

The house will close for it's annual winter clean from 1 November and will reopen early next year.

What's open?

Car park: 10am – 5pm (car park gates lock at 5.15pm).

Garden and grounds: 10.30am – 5pm

Coastal Reserve path: 10.30am-5pm. Please note the gate closes at 5pm, and so you won't be able to access the property or car park after this time.

House: Wednesday-Sunday, 12.30pm – 5pm (last entry at 4.15pm). Closed Monday and Tuesday. Queues are likely on busy days and we can't guarantee entry. Find out more here.

The ground floor and first floor are open, but please note we may have to close some rooms or the first floor at short notice for staffing, conservation or other reasons. We're sorry if this affects your visit and we appreciate your patience as we continue to reopen Speke Hall.

Play areas, Giant Childe of Hale trail and hedge maze: 10.30am – 5pm

Home Farm restaurant: 10.30am – 4.30pm. Outdoor seating and limited indoor seating is available. Find out more about eating at Speke Hall here.

Toilets: 10.30am – 5pm. Located at Home Farm and the Dairy Courtyard next to the house. Accessible toilets and baby changing available.

Second-hand bookshop: Our bookshop is run by volunteers, so opening times and days can vary, though it tends to be open every day in the early afternoon. If you'd like to visit the second-hand bookshop in particular, please call us the day before or on the day of your visit and we can confirm with you.

Dogs

Dogs on short leads are very welcome. They are allowed in most of the gardens and grounds, except for the play areas and Childe of Hale trail. Assistance dogs are permitted in all areas of the property, including the house.

Accessibility

Blue badge parking available.

Flat paths and benches available in the garden.

Toilets: accessible toilets open at Home Farm and in the Dairy Courtyard next to the house.

Access for everyone
If you need to bring a carer or essential companion to accompany you as a disabled visitor, we offer a carers ticket, free of charge.

Visitor entering Speke Hall

Spend the day at Speke Hall 

No matter what time of day you visit, there’s always plenty to see and do in the gardens, grounds and house at Speke Hall. Whether you have an hour, a few hours or a whole day, use this guide to Speke's highlights to help you make the most of your visit.

Visitors enjoying a cup of tea in Speke Hall's restaurant

Eating at Speke Hall  

Whether you're looking to take a refreshing drink on your woodland walk or enjoy a tasty lunch before exploring the gardens, Home Farm restaurant is open every day, 10.30am-4.30pm, for you to grab a drink or bite to eat. We're serving hot food, sandwiches, soups, cakes and bakes, kids lunchboxes, ice cream and hot and cold drinks. Indoor and outdoor seating is available.

Dog walkers at Speke Hall

Bring your dog 

Planning on bringing your dog to Speke Hall? Dogs on leads are more than welcome in most areas of our grounds, but there are a few things you need to know.

A family enjoying a walk in a woodland carpeted with crunchy autumn leaves

Explore the garden and estate 

This autumn, enjoy bursts of colour and simple strolls as you explore the garden and estate at Speke Hall. There are plenty of places to relax and experience the sights and sounds of this special season, from the peaceful South Lawn to the semi-ancient Stockton's Wood.