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Interesting visit

The house is as it was , faithfully restored by the NT. All the guides were very knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Evesham, United Kingdom
Very interesting place to visit!

The house tour lasted in 90 minutes which was too long for me but nonetheless the 3 people who... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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59 Rodney Street, the home and studio of photographer Edward Chambré Hardman and his gifted wife Margaret from 1948 to 1988 is a timecapsule of life in mid twentieth century Liverpool. Authentically displayed as it was in the mid 1950s, guided tours...more
59 Rodney Street, Liverpool L1 9EX, England
+44 151 709 6261
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The house is as it was , faithfully restored by the NT. All the guides were very knowledgeable and friendly and showed a good interest in visitors questions explaining things very clearly and in an understandable manner. The soundbites from people who actually worked for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ken612013
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

The house tour lasted in 90 minutes which was too long for me but nonetheless the 3 people who guided tour were very nice and full of knowledge about the house. It was nice to see the old studio (and also his house at the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

A special place in a historic part of the city. A hidden gem. The story behind the photographicar is intriguing and this NT building is highly worth the visit.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Peter R
Reviewed 14 October 2018

As a very keen photographer I really enjoyed my visit. Some really good examples of 1950's portrait photography and some social photography as well. Would be a difficult visit for people with mobility problems as there are lots of stairs and narrow passageways. Most guides...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Dave B
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Quite an experience looking into the past in a real photographic studio and a home of a renowned man. Lots of lovely photos and a great delivery of information from 3 guides

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bruce L
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

I visited Hardman’s House because I heard it was closing for winter and I didn’t want to miss out on seeing a National Trust property while I’m still a member. I really enjoyed the visit. I booked in for a time slot and there was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

What a fascinating curio - a house preserved as if in amber and capturing the life its inhabitants once led. There may be too little about Hardman's work and equipment for photography buffs, but for anyone with a hankering for social history the place is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank AlisonM_60
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

We are NT members and visiting Liverpool for the weekend took in the Hardmans house as part of our trip. We had booked in advance. You do not have to be interested in photography to enjoy the visit as the whole house is a time...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Paulusmc
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

really fascinating national trust property showing a windows on 1950s liverpool through the eyes of a professional photographer who seems to have thrown nothing away! well worth a visit

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Turtle5954
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

When planning a visit, be sure to book it beforehand. Tours are limited to 7 people at a time, running from March to October, Wednesday till Saturday from 11am till 3.30pm. At time of writing, entrance fee is £6.84. There is no carpark so either...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Phil S
28 October 2018|
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Response from 626hertaf | Reviewed this property |
Checking on the National Trust app, it looks like The Hardman’s house has closed for winter & will re-open mid March 2019. The entrance is the block behind the house but presumably closed up till next year.
Beverley B
5 August 2018|
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Response from 445peteb | Reviewed this property |
We had no problem booking at all. Rang about a week before we visited. Perhaps send an email to them. Hope you get it sorted. Pete
Beverley B
5 August 2018|
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Response from hal427 | Reviewed this property |
We did not have any problems when we booked, maybe they are having technical difficulties. I would leave a message and then turn up and book your tour time. They are all so helpful.