The Hardmans' House

The Hardmans' House, Liverpool: Address, Phone Number, The Hardmans' House Reviews: 4.5/5

The Hardmans' House
4.5
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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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Lyn R
Aintree, UK32 contributions
A Trip Back in Time.
Jul. 2019 • Couples
This is a very interesting place to visit. The photographic history is fascinating. The small private apartment used byThe Hardman’s is a peep into a time gone by. Close to both Cathedrals it is well worth a couple of hours out of a day of sightseeing.
Written 31 December 2019
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Elsrad
470244612 contributions
Thank you!
Oct. 2019
Interesting, Nice guidning. Nice break in between all the Beatles history we made. Close to the church of England. Glad we found this occasion to see and hear about the Hardman´s place, life and work.
Written 14 November 2019
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Michael N
Cheadle Hulme, UK3,197 contributions
What a hidden gem
Oct. 2019
Booked a tour on our way to Liverpool.
Did not know what to expect but what a treasure trove in this old Georgian House that was latterly occupied by an eminent photographer and his wife - the Hardman's.
Guided tour reveals many interesting facts about the studio, setting up the taking of portraits and the developing and printing processes in a successful business.
The Hardman's were hoarders and it was nice to see items from the 50's to 80's all in place in this unusual house. The photos will tell their tale.
Written 18 October 2019
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Michael J
London, UK7 contributions
Great tour
Oct. 2019 • Couples
Great tour if you are interested in the history of photography and/or social history of Liverpool. Lots of interesting information from 4 separate guides
Written 12 October 2019
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P K
LIVERPOOL UK98 contributions
amazing discovery
Oct. 2019
We were in a party of six and it is the small size of each party that makes this tour so different to any other National Trust property I have visited. We spent almost 2 hours being shown round and getting a real sense of the life of Harman and his wife. The Hardman house is just jam packed with history and is the same today as it was in 1948.

The volunteers that run the tour are so knowledgeable and enthusiastic and the Hardman story is fascinating.

This is an essential tour for anyone interested in social history, photography or perhaps just want to see inside a Rodney Street House. Superb value,...but ensure you book in advance.
Written 3 October 2019
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lesley12342
Millom, UK22 contributions
A fascinating 90 minutes
Sep. 2019
We so enjoyed this tour of a gorgeous Georgian house crammed with photographic kit and props from the 1950's and 60's. Fascinating social history, wonderful photographs, an the volunteer tour guides make it extra special. A definite must!
Written 22 September 2019
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Go767310
Liverpool, UK20 contributions
hidden gem
Aug. 2019
tucked away in Pilgrim street is the entrance. the guides who show you round are knowlegle and helpful . afacinating building.and displays of a remarkable photographer.
Written 4 September 2019
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cknm62
Cheshire153 contributions
Excellent house that has stood still for us all. Great guides too
Jun. 2019
I really enjoyed this step back in time. Loads of history lots to see, and great to hear all about the house.

Thank you!
Written 26 August 2019
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claireinverness
Sutton Coldfield, UK58 contributions
An insight for keen photographers
May 2019 • Solo
Lots of photographic history here. Lots of rooms where the Hardmans did their work in days gone by. Loved their private rooms of livingroom, bedroom and kitchen. So much stuff and just as it was. Guides were very knowledgeable. Near cathedral to visit both places together.
Written 2 June 2019
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bill-crossland
Coventry, UK24 contributions
Interesting
May 2019 • Couples
Great place to visit even if you are not in to photography, A real slice of yesteryear and how people wanted posterity
Written 29 May 2019
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