Opening times for 5 December 2023
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Assistance dogs only
Entry is by guided tour only
No dedicated car-parking spaces, but there is limited pay-and-display parking on Pilgrim Street (where the ticket office entrance is located) as well as a larger car park at the nearby Anglican Cathedral (approximately 0.2 miles away)
Toilet available at Reception and on the first floor
Level entrance via Pilgrim Street. Ground floor fully wheelchair accessible. Stairs to upper floors and cellar. Accessible toilet at reception.
Accessible toilet located at Reception
Large print (guide or menu)
Braille (guide or menu)
There are seats in some of the rooms for visitor use, please ask a guide where these are located
Mobility parking on Pilgrim Street as well as the nearby Anglican Cathedral
There are four floors in the house which are accessible via a single staircase with a handrail. Please note only the ground floor is accessible for wheelchairs
Visitors can be dropped off on the opposite side of the road outside the house
Parking: There's no onsite parking at the Hardmans' House but you can find nearby parking at the Anglican Cathedral and Slater Street NCP, as well as on-street pay & display parking in the surrounding roads. Please make your way from there to our ticket office on Pilgrim Street.
Follow fingerposts to '59 Rodney Street'. Our visitor entrance is on Pilgrim Street (at the back of Rodney Street), near the Anglican Cathedral.
The Hardmans' House is approx ½ mile from Liverpool Lime Street and Liverpool Central stations. Follow the fingerpost signs towards the Anglican Cathedral and the Georgian Quarter towards our ticket office on Pilgrim Street.
Frequent services from surrounding areas. Please make your way from the bus stop to our ticket office on Pilgrim Street.
The home and studio of renowned portrait photographer, E. Chambré Hardman and his wife Margaret, just as it was in the 1950s.
Follow the journey of conservation at the places in our care in Hidden Treasures of the National Trust, broadcast on the BBC. The Hardmans' House, along with the Beatles' Childhood Homes and Dudmaston Hall appear in Episode 3.
Discover what life was like for the Hardmans in the 1950s, with the house presented as it was during the height of this talented couple’s business. As seen on BBC Two series Hidden Treasures of the National Trust.
Adorn your walls with the Hardmans' photographs by purchasing a quality print or browse our selection of Hardman-inspired gifts and souvenirs at Reception while you wait for your tour to begin.
A circular walk in central Liverpool taking in the places that inspired Edward Chambré Hardman near Rodney Street, including the two cathedrals.
A circular route, starting at Liverpool Lime Street Station, taking in some of the iconic buildings and views that Edward Chambré Hardman photographed.
Take a guided tour of the Hardmans' House (pre-booking recommended) and explore the contrasting sides of this building: the neat, professional, spacious business rooms and the cluttered, cramped living quarters of the renowned portrait photographer Edward Chambré Hardman and his wife Margaret Hardman. They lived and worked here for 40 years, so it's a time capsule waiting to be explored. Some of their huge collection of photographs is on display in the house, along with the equipment they used to take and develop the iconic images.
Discover our work to catalogue, conserve and share the E. Chambré Hardman photographic collection, making it more accessible for everyone to explore and enjoy.
Find out about the important conservation work that takes place behind closed doors every winter to ensure the Hardmans’ collection can continue to stand the test of time.
A significant conservation project by the National Trust has preserved around 16,000 photographic prints and negatives by renowned Liverpool photographer Edward Chambré Hardman and his wife Margaret, most of which have been hidden from public view for decades.
Whether you're crafty, interested in how we care for the house, or passionate about local Liverpool history, find out how you can get involved by volunteering at the Hardmans’ House.