Opening times for 5 December 2023
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Ticket type Gift aid Standard Adult £11.00 £10.00 Child £5.50 £5.00 Family £27.50 £25.00 1 adult, 2 children £16.50 £15.00 Group Adult £8.00 Group Child £4.00
House and grounds
Ticket type Gift aid Standard Adult £16.50 £15.00 Child £8.30 £7.50 Family £41.30 £37.50 1 adult, 2 children £24.80 £22.50 Group Adult £12.00 Group Child £6.00
Second-hand bookshop at Home Farm, opening times vary
Home Farm restaurant open every day, serving a range of hot food, snacks, cakes and drinks
Stable Tea-Room open at weekends and during school holidays
Dogs on leads allowed in most areas of the grounds except kitchen garden, play areas, maze and Giant Childe of Hale trail. Assistance dogs only inside the house
Toilets available at Home Farm and in Dairy Courtyard by the house including accessible toilets and baby-changing facilities
Limited indoor and outdoor guided tours available on most days on a first come, first served basis
Designated mobility parking spaces. Accessible toilets. Level entrance to house, ground floor wheelchair accessible. Garden mostly flat, some steep gradients.
Accessible toilets at Home Farm and in Dairy Courtyard by the house
Most paths in the formal garden are level access. The ground floor of the house is level access, however access to the first floor is by stairs only
Several designated parking spaces located close to Visitor Reception
Powered mobility vehicle available
Limited number available, please call us in advance to book a mobility scooter
Benches located in various parts of the garden, picnic tables located on the orchard and at Home Farm
Level access to food outlet
Level access to Home Farm restaurant. Access to Stable Tea-Room is by ramp at the rear
Limited number available, we recommend calling us in advance to book a wheelchair
Level access to shop
Level access to second-hand bookshop
We are adjacent to Liverpool Airport and approx 1 mile off Speke Boulevard (A561). If traveling from motorways, follow the airport signs from M62 exit 6 or M56 exit 12, then the brown tourism signs for Speke Hall. If traveling from Liverpool city centre, follow the river south along Riverside Drive and look out for roadsigns to the airport or brown tourism signs for Speke Hall. Main gates will be locked at 5pm so please exit the car park before this time.
Parking: Free parking on site.
Sat Nav: Use L24 1XD for satnavs.
linked to Mersey Way footpath
Speke Hall is 2 miles away from Liverpool South Parkway and Hunts Cross train stations. Both of these are on Merseyrail's Northern Line but South Parkway is also a stop on several cross country routes and other services which run into Liverpool Lime Street.
There are no bus services which run directly into the grounds but there are plenty which can set you down within ½ mile of the entrance to Speke Hall. Reception is a further ½ mile from this point. If travelling from the city centre, please take any of the buses running from Liverpool One bus station towards Liverpool Airport and ask the driver to drop you off as close to Speke Hall as possible. The 86, 86A and 500 bus services are the most direct. For further details of timings and available bus routes, please visit the Merseytravel website. For further details of available bus routes, please visit the Merseytravel website.
NCN62, 1¾ miles
This pass scheme is available to residents of Speke and some parts of Garston. With the pass, you and your family will be able to visit Speke Hall for free throughout the year.
Dogs on leads are welcome to explore most areas of Speke Hall's grounds. Find out where you can go with your dog, what facilities are available to them and other important information at this two pawprint rated place.
Situated within eight miles of the centre and boasting excellent motorway links, this Tudor manor is ideally located for group leisure and educational visits.
Take a look at the map of Speke Hall to help plan your visit.
A rare Tudor manor with a Victorian personality. Home to a priest hole, Gothic Revival furniture and William Morris wallpaper
A varied garden featuring colourful borders, kitchen garden, traditional orchard, manicured lawns and sheltered woodland, known for its bluebells.
A green oasis of semi-ancient woodland and acres of fields and paths on the edge of the River Mersey, surrounded by industrial Liverpool.
Once the heart of the estate, Home Farm restaurant serves a range of meals and treats. Stables Tea Room serves light refreshments.
Play areas and maze
Gated and woodland play areas, the interactive Giant Childe of Hale play trail and a mind-boggling hedge maze.
Tucked away at Home Farm, Speke's Volumes sells a wide variety of pre-loved books.
Speke and Garston Coastal Reserve
70 acres of land stretching alongside the banks of the Mersey, home to varied birdlife. Gate open during opening times only.
Experience an enchanting family Christmas at Speke Hall. From the excitement of breakfast with Father Christmas, to the festive fun of Christmas cookie design and the exhilaration of a winter ramble, there is a whole host of family-friendly things to do throughout the season.
There's always adventure to be had at Speke Hall, whenever you visit. Have you ever played vegetable musical instruments? Solved a mind-boggling hedge maze? Zoomed along a zip wire? Made your own woodland den? Discover the fun activities your family can enjoy here.
From peaceful strolls through colourful borders, to adventures in the woodland and spotting wildlife in the secret garden, there's plenty of seasonal joy to find at Speke Hall.
Discover the hall's fascinating objects and architectural features online and learn about the Norris family’s dangerous life under Elizabethan rule.
Enjoy glorious shades of yellow and gold on this autumnal walk, spot migrant birds on the sandy Mersey coastline and discover the history of this special place.
Explore the wider Speke Hall estate to discover a green oasis in urban Liverpool. Walk through colourful meadows and woodlands with unexpected histories while spotting fascinating wildlife.
Explore the hidden paths around the garden and through the ancient woodland surrounding Speke Hall.
Take a stroll along the historic boundary of the Speke Hall estate to the Mersey shoreline. It's easy terrain and a good distance for children.
Home Farm restaurant is open every day for you to grab a drink or a bite to eat. Afterwards, pop into the second-hand bookshop to find a pre-loved gem.
Try your hand at making some Wet Nelly, a cake with history that's become a firm favourite over the years at Speke Hall. It's perfect hot with custard or cold with a cup of tea.
Originally brought to Liverpool by Northern European sailors and known as 'labskause', this is the region's best known dish and what all Liverpudlians came to be known as.
Bring your little ones for Breakfast with Father Christmas at Speke Hall every day between 15-21 December. Enjoy a delicious breakfast, post your Christmas list and gather for a story with Father Christmas.
Speke Hall is a rare Tudor timber-framed manor house in an unusual setting on the banks of the River Mersey. Restored in the 19th century, it is a unique mixture of Tudor simplicity and Victorian Arts and Crafts' aesthetics.
Built by the devout Catholic Norris family, eager to impress visitors with the grandeur of their home, Speke Hall embodies more than 400 years of turbulent history. Its secret priest hole reflects Catholic persecution in the Tudor period, whilst much of the Hall’s upkeep was financed first by the Norris family’s, and later by the Watt family’s, longstanding involvement in transatlantic slavery. From building the world’s largest slave trading port to slave-ownership, investment in slave-trading voyages and shipping of slave-produced goods, these aspects of the owners’ histories are embedded in the Hall’s walls. During the 18th and 19th centuries, Speke Hall experienced years of neglect and decay, including a spell when it was used as a cow shed. Finally pulled into the Victorian era of improvement and technology, the Hall was resuscitated with a Gothic revival style.
In the 21st century, Speke Hall and its surrounding estate provide a place to reflect on past and present, and about how the legacies of history remain relevant today. The Hall is surrounded by restored gardens and protected by a collar of woodland.
Since Sir William Norris began building Speke Hall in 1530, its survival hasn't always been guaranteed. Discover the stories of the people who have lived at Speke Hall.
Learn how Speke Hall’s close proximity to Liverpool, once Britain’s largest slaving port, enabled its owners to play key roles in the British empire for nearly four hundred years.
Learn about the important work that the conservation team are doing to preserve Speke Hall in Liverpool and the tools they use to do so.
Discover how we care for the garden and estate at Speke Hall and how we’re helping wildlife including bees and butterflies to thrive.
Find out more about how community groups and volunteers recently planted over 1,200 trees on Speke Hall's estate to improve habitats, store carbon and bring people closer to nature.
Discover volunteering opportunities at Speke Hall, from bringing the story of this special place to life as a room guide to getting your hands dirty with the garden team.