Sudley House

“Art displayed in its original setting in a Victorian merchant’s house” - AA Inspector

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LIVERPOOL, MERSEYSIDE

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Sudley, Liverpool's hidden gem, is unique, a Victorian merchant's house with an art collection displayed in its original setting. Works on show include paintings by Landseer and Turner, major Pre-Raphaelite pictures and a group of 18th-century portraits by Gainsborough, Reynolds, Romney and Lawrence. Sudley houses an introductory display telling the history of the house, a Toy Zone (a display of dolls, toys and doll's house with a children's activities area), a display of items from the historic costume and fashion collection, and a special exhibition gallery. Photo credit: art talk - Pete Carr.

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Sudley House
Mossley Hill Road, LIVERPOOL, L18 8BX

Features

Facilities
  • Parking onsite
  • Cafe
Accessibility
  • Fully accessible
  • Facilities: BSL & subtitles option on films. All screens have induction loops fitted
  • Accessible toilets
Opening Times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open all year, daily 10-5. Closed 24-26 & 31 Dec & 1 Jan

About The area

Discover Merseyside

A metropolitan county on the River Mersey, with Liverpool as its administrative centre, Merseyside incorporates the towns of Bootle, Birkenhead, St Helena, Wallasey, and Southport. In the 19th century, Liverpool was England’s second greatest port, and the area has been affected by urban deprivation and unemployment. 

When the port of Chester silted up in medieval times, Liverpool took up the slack. The first dock was built in 1715 and the port came to prominence with the slave trade. Following abolition, the port grew to a seven-mile stretch of docks, busy with cargoes of cotton, tobacco and sugar and the huge wave of emigration from Europe to the New World in the 19th and 20th centuries. In its turn, immigration brought an influx of people to Merseyside to join its expanding population, including many from Ireland fleeing the potato famines. In the second half of the 20th century, accessible air travel brought an end to the era of the ocean-going liners. Meanwhile, trade with Europe was picked up by the southeastern ports. Merseyside’s population dwindled, but it remains one of Britain’s most vibrant and interesting areas.

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