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“A lovely afternoon”
Review of Sudley House

Sudley House
Ranked #46 of 206 things to do in Liverpool
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A lovely afternoon”
Reviewed 11 August 2013

We visited on a Saturday afternoon in the school holidays with our two children and to my surprise, we were able to stroll around relatively undisturbed. The staff are great and gave the children work booklets and a penciil to complete on your visit. It made the whole experiece more child friendly than I was expecting, and they really enjoyed finding the hidden objects and paintings from their booklet. As you go from one room to another, there is a page in each booklet with interesting facts and things to look for.
. The information videos in each room are interesting for all to enjoy. Some of the rooms are quite dimly lit which must be to preserve the paintings I presume so don't forget your glasses if you need them. There is a fantastic modern glass elevator in the centre of the house which makes easy access to the next floor. Seeing this modern elevator in such a house was quite a surprise but it has been installed in such a way that it fits in perfectly. The children thought it was great!
The second floor has great exhibitions of costumes throughout the 20th century, black and white photo exhibition and more plus there is a childrens rooms which hosts activities on certain days. The gardens are not overly large but this all adds to the charm of the house, and the views from the 2nd floor are lovely
.The house, paintings and decor are beautiful and so well maintained it is hard to believe they are so old. Sudley House is a real treasure for the city
Add in a lovely little tea room (or you could take a picnic) and you have one great afternoon, which apart from our donation in the entrance when we left was free.
Definitely a place I will visit again.

Visited August 2013
Thank NicolaJ649
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“beautiful manor house to take in local history.”
Reviewed 9 August 2013

this is a beautiful little manor house, great place to spend a couple of hours taking in all the history this house has to offer. there is a lovely litte spot around the back of the house where if you take a picnic you can sit and look out over mossley hill.

Visited May 2013
Thank robyn B
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durham uk
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131 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Great legacy to the city!”
Reviewed 5 August 2013

Loved the wonderful art collection! The guides were friendly and approachable with added Liverpool humour. A true hidden gem, worth making the effort to travel a little out of the city to see!

Visited July 2013
Thank lollipop1
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Always a lovely place to visit!”
Reviewed 4 August 2013

I love state halls and ofcourse I love Sudley house, it is such a magnificent place and always has very fascinating and amazing exhibitions on! It is a very incredible hall with charming victorian surroundings! It has a lovely little cafe as well which has a very lovely outdoor courtyard to sit in in nice weather as well. I always really enjoy going here and seeing the very fascinating and enjoyable exhibitions!! :)

Visited April 2013
Thank Simone M
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A hidden gem”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Sudley House is slightly off the beaten track of tourist attractions in Liverpool, but well worth seeking out. It is the former home of the last of the Holt family, shipping owners, & full of magnificent art works. Miss Emma Holt lived surrounded by paintings from Turner, amongst others, in a house with rolling views down to the river. There is now an ingenious video tour, with virtual contributions from the staff, as well as from Miss Holt & her father. A very nice tea room too, & all free as it is part of Liverpool's museum service.

Visited June 2013
Thank Jean D
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