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Booking your visit to the Hardmans' House

Visitors with a volunteer guide in the Studio at The Hardmans' House, 59 Rodney Street, Liverpool
Visitors with a volunteer guide in the Studio at The Hardmans' House, 59 Rodney Street | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

Book your place on a fascinating guided tour of the home and photographic studio of E. Chambré and Margaret Hardman. Here are a few important things to know before visiting us, including how to book and what to expect.

How to book

  • Tickets will be released two weeks in advance every Thursday. You can book online until 8am on the day.
  • Spaces are limited to six per tour so please book early to guarantee your space on a tour and avoid disappointment.
  • You may be able to pop into visitor reception and book with us to join a tour that day, but we can't guarantee any tours will have spaces available.
  • We will advertise tour availability every Friday morning via our Facebook and Twitter.

Book your visit

Check availability and book your visit to the Hardman's House

Changing your booking

If you set up an account when you made your booking, you will be able to amend the date/time of your booking online up to 24 hours before the date of your visit, or by calling 0344 249 1895

If you are a member and can no longer attend, please let us know by giving us a call on 0344 249 1895

When you arrive

Please come to visitor reception located at the back of the house on Pilgrim Street to book onto a tour or collect your tickets. If you have booked in advance, please arrive within the 10 minute time slot you have booked for so that you’re here for when the tour begins. We can’t guarantee entry for latecomers.

You will need your booking reference number and, if you're a National Trust member, proof of your membership. You can show your reference number on a phone or tablet, as a printout of your confirmation email or just written down.

The Dark Room at The Hardmans' House, Liverpool

Book your visit

Please note you need to book tickets to the Hardmans' House. You can book for today up until 8am. Every Thursday time slots will be available for the next 14 days.

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