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Address: Mossley Hill Road | Aigburth, Liverpool L18 8BX, England
Phone Number:
+44 151 478 4016
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Sudley House has been described as a hidden gem. Tucked away in leafy...

Sudley House has been described as a hidden gem. Tucked away in leafy suburbs, Sudley is the only house of a Victorian merchant that still has its original pictures, including works by Millais, Turner and Rossetti, and with beautiful period furniture, carpets and wallpaper it doesn't feel like a regular gallery. There is also a childhood room, a small world room and a costume room, which often house temporary displays, and tearooms. Admission is free.

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Victoriana

This is a small but engaging museum in a lovely part of town. The ground floor of the house has some lovely examples of Victorian and Pre-Raphaelite art, along with video screens... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Calavera C
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Liverpool
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely inside very I interesting learning of the family that lived there, cafe on site very good. Not ideal for small children

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small but engaging museum in a lovely part of town. The ground floor of the house has some lovely examples of Victorian and Pre-Raphaelite art, along with video screens where actors depicting people who lived and worked in the house explain the use of each room, directing your attention to the antiques and pictures. Upstairs is a... More 

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Thank Calavera C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful domestic setting for a superb collection of mostly 19th Century British paintings. Charming staff and very warm welcome from the front of house team. Leo at the front desk was especially welcoming.

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liverpool
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good collection and a step back in time. Small area for children to take part in activity. Only drawback that when visiting the tearoom despite good advertising there was not much choice. There were no children's meal deals as they had forgotten to order them ( they were on the menu) so ended up paying 70p for one banana !!

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Thank wearyLiverpool
St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Part of National Museums, this was the family home of the Holts. Joseph was a shipping magnate who collected paintings and did much charitable work. His daughter, Emma, was a friend and collaborator with Eleanor Rathbone. The house shows his paintings and currently has a display of 1930's evening dresses. Good children's rooms also. The garden is small but has... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second visit and we managed to catch a tour which provided us with lots of information we didn't know. This museum is small and could be done in under an hour, but take your time and take the tour if you can. Nice little cafe and friendly staff. Museum is free to enter but donations are gratefully... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

a cheap way of filling in an hour or two, some great art work in the collection. along with a collection of cloths from the 30`s and 40`s i think the collection of clothes changes on a frequent basis also has a decent little cafe serving good coffee and a sellection of basic cakes and snacks. i was impressed at... More 

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Thank tzrsteve
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Very amiable and knowledgable free talks on artists and gallery plus cafe in old kitchen of house. Spacious and interesting grounds which often have outdoor theatre productions in the summer too.

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Thank Sharon R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

A real discovery tucked away in Aigburth. Part of Liverpool's Museums and well worth seeking out. Lovely Victorian house (a modest mansion really) of the Holt Family. Stacked to the rafters with incredible paintings .... each room is a gallery with Pre-Rafaelites and no less than three very rare large Turners ..... worth going for these alone. Also a very... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

We enjoyed an hour at Sudley house. Modest sized but obviously the home of a well to do merchant. Paintings are great. Video in the rooms added a personal touch to the tour. Exhibit of 1920's and 1930,s ladies fashion was interesting. very pleasant time.

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