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The Hardmans' House

59 Rodney Street, Liverpool L1 9EX, England
+44 151 709 6261
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Liverpool Photographers home

Quite a walk back in time entering Hardmans' home. The family thoroughly enjoyed the experience... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2017
June B
New Brighton, United Kingdom
Absolutely Fantastic

I live by the above and decided I would like to see what it was all about, my husband and sister... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
Maureen D
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 of the property include the 'front of house' rooms and processing suites as well as the Hardmans' private living quarters and a small gallery of original Chambré Hardman photographs.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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59 Rodney Street, Liverpool L1 9EX, England
+44 151 709 6261
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

Quite a walk back in time entering Hardmans' home. The family thoroughly enjoyed the experience, some of the rooms bring back such childhood memories for us

1  Thank June B
Reviewed 29 October 2017

I live by the above and decided I would like to see what it was all about, my husband and sister came with me. What an experience from start to finish the guides were fantastic did not rush and explained everything I would highly recommend...More

1  Thank Maureen D
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We had hoped to see Hardman's photographs and the cameras he used. There were very few photographs to be seen, and not the actual cameras used in the field. Most of the compulsory tour is of the domestic side of his life, and boring tittle...More

Thank landparker
Reviewed 12 October 2017

What a fascinating house. It is filled with all the cameras, sets, offices and dark rooms that belonged to the Hardman’s photography business. These were the days when being photographed was an occasion and the photos were produced in a red lit room using concoctions...More

1  Thank barwest
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Loved this house. Almost everything in this house was owned and used by this very talented couple. I enjoyed the intimate small guided tour. The living and working areas look as if they have just been used. Very informative and you able to relate to...More

1  Thank jimmyshoe
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

This great property provides and amazing insight into the life, work and times of the Hardmans at the middle of the 20thC. You arrive by appointment to be greeted by one of several guides who take through different aspects of the life and history of...More

1  Thank Bobxxxx
Reviewed 21 September 2017

I've been wanting to visit this house for years but never quite got around to it. It's amazing, such a time capsule, we got so much more out of the visit that I expected and the NT staff there were so amazing and lovely. I...More

1  Thank Wilberlina123
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Just visted the Hardman House and it's like stepping into a past frozen in time, he and his wife were horders and never threw anything away that why so much of the house looks like it did when thay we're both alive, absolutely well worth...More

1  Thank johnLmerseyside
Reviewed 8 September 2017

One of the best national trust houses on the smaller scale we have visited, even preferred it to the Beatles houses, so that tells you how good it is. When touring the house you really felt as though you knew mr and mrs hardman. The...More

1  Thank Christine B
Reviewed 6 September 2017

It's just like Mr Hardman has stepped out for a while and let us in for a nose around his house. Loveley nostalgic place .

1  Thank mummyuk2017
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1 October 2016|
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Response from kenatmbh | Reviewed this property |
I am pretty certain that there not but a phone call to Harhouse on 0151 709 6261. KJK
Janet T
4 April 2016|
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Response from Cheshirecat111 | Reviewed this property |
For all the information you need to visit I would suggest you look on the website. I think an adult ticket is about £7 depending if you choose to gift aid or not as it is a charity. There are also rates for children and... More
20 June 2015|
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Response from Brackers7 | Reviewed this property |
We didn't book we just went and it was fine. You can ring them up to book to guarantee you get a space. You can find all information and ticket prices if you type hardman house into Google. It's definitely worth a visit.