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Beyond the black & white is a Tudor house with a Victorian personality
Speke Hall is a rare Tudor timber-framed manor house in a most unusual setting on the banks of the River Mersey. Restored and brought back to life in the 19th century, it is a unique and beautiful mixture of Tudor simplicity and Victorian Arts and Crafts' aesthetics.
Built by the devout Catholic Norris family - keen to impress visitors with the grandeur of their home and in particular the magnificent Great Hall - this beautiful building has witnessed more than 400 years of turbulent history. From the Tudor period when a secret priest hole was an essential feature, to years of neglect and decay in the 18th and 19th centuries (including a spell when it was used as a cow shed) and then being dragged into the Victorian era of improvement and technology, the Hall has seen it all.
In the 21st century, Speke Hall and its surrounding estate now provide a real oasis from the hurly burly of modern life. As you come through the gates, relax, take a breath and enjoy all that this wonderful place has to offer. The Hall is surrounded by beautiful restored gardens and protected by a collar of woodland.
The bluebells are in bloom
Take a walk in the woods this spring to see our beautiful annual display of bluebells.
Wander through Stockton's Wood or take a stroll through the Clough area behind the hall - which view do you prefer?
Tudor May Day
Celebrate spring in Tudor style on 4 & 5 May from 12-4pm. This was one of their favourite holidays - the perfect chance to eat, drink and be merry.
Join us over the Bank Holiday weekend and take on your family and friends in our hobby horse jousting ring, try your hand at archery or candle dipping, discover some stories of Tudor heroes and learn how to dance like it's 1599.
The Lord Chamberlain's Men return to Speke Hall on Wed 2 July to perform the world's greatest love story: Romeo and Juliet.
Pack a picnic and settle down on the lawn to enjoy outdoor theatre with Speke Hall as a stunning backdrop. Gates open at 6pm and the performance starts at 7pm.
Tickets are priced at £14 for adults and £7 for adults. Please call 0151 728 5850 to book.