Visiting Speke Hall with a group
Speke Hall is an ideal stopping point when travelling into or out of Liverpool. Situated within eight miles of the centre and boasting excellent motorway links, a visit to this Tudor house is an ideal way to round off your day in the city. Group numbers are managed to ensure a great day for everyone and all group visits must be booked in advance.
When can groups visit Speke Hall?
• Groups can visit any day of the week, however we recommend weekdays when we're quieter and we can more easily accommodate you
• We can't accept more than three groups per day so please make sure you've booked
• Group visits must be booked in with us at least a week in advance
Parking at Speke
We have a coach parking area available for your use. A member of our reception team will greet your coach upon arrival.
Your coach driver will receive free entry and tea and cake.
How do I book a group visit to Speke?
To discuss bringing a group to visit Speke Hall and to book a visit, please contact Speke Hall by email. If you have a specific enquiry and would like to speak to a member of our team over the phone, you can call us on 0151 4277231.
Educational visits to Speke Hall
Speke Hall is the perfect place for a self-led educational visit. If you would like to plan your visit, please contact us at email@example.com
Schools can benefit from an Educational Group Membership, which is an annual membership giving free access to the whole school group at National Trust places.
Free familiarisation visits for group leaders
If you're planning a group visit you can request our free Travel Trade Pass and you and a friend or colleague will gain free entry to over 300 of our places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for 12 months. There’s nothing quite like seeing or experiencing somewhere for yourself to help you plan a successful visit. To receive your pass, call 0344 800 2329 or email us at NTTravelTrade@capita.co.uk.
Tours of Speke
We don't offer guided tours of the Hall as standard for groups due to the size of some of the rooms. However, if you'd like to book a special introductory tour of the exterior of the building, focusing on the Tudor history, then let us know and we'll do our best to arrange this.
Entry to the hall
We only accept groups into the hall from 12.30pm onwards when the house is open.
Due to size restrictions in the rooms we're unable to offer specific guided tours of the interior for your group but we have excellent Room Guides in every room and they'll be more than happy to talk to you about the hall.
How much does it cost to visit Speke Hall?
Please contact us for prices of group visits.
Payment can be made by cash, cheque, card or via invoice.
Please have your payment ready in advance to ease flow through Reception.
Who is eligible for free entry?
Registered tourist board guides (on production of a valid badge), coach drivers and tour leaders escorting groups of 15 or more. National Trust members also receive free entry, so it is at your discretion whether to refund the entrance fee to members if you have included it in your package – this is not refunded by the National Trust.
Members must bring their current membership cards with them to avoid paying the full group rate. If any of your group would like to join the National Trust please direct them to our Membership page or call 0344 800 1895.
Eating at Speke
The restaurant at Speke Hall currently has limited indoor seating and outdoor seating. On busier days it may be necessary for your party to split into smaller groups to enter the restaurant. Unfortunately, no advance bookings can be taken, but if you let us know if you intend taking lunch we can plan for your visit and arrange.
Hot lunches are served between 12 noon and 2.30pm, and lighter meals are available all day. Our range includes a variety of sandwiches, soup, and homemade cakes.
Please contact our Food & Beverage Manager on 0151 7285835 if you'd like to discuss special menus or catering arrangements for your group.
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Visiting us with a group? Then our answers to your frequently asked questions might help with any question you may have.