The significance of the house, situated at 59 Rodney Street, just below the Anglican Cathedral in the centre of Liverpool, lies in the survival of the whole. It contains a selection of Hardman's extensive collection of photographs - over 142,000 images the studio where most were taken, the darkroom where they were developed and printed, the business records and the rooms where the photographer, Edward Chambr Hardman, and his wife Margaret lived from 1948 to 1988, complete with all their contents and ephemera of daily life. The subject matter of the photographs portraits of the people in Liverpool, their city and the landscapes of the surrounding countryside provide a record of a more prosperous time when Liverpool was the gateway to the British Empire and the world. Parallel to this is the quality of Hardman's work and his standing as both a pictorial and portrait photographer
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Advance bookings are now being taken for 59 Rodney Street. To book your place please telephone the National Trust information line on 0151 709 6261.
59 Rodney Street is open daily, 15 September - 31 October (closed Mondays and Tuesdays) from 10.30am - 4.30pm, and weekends 6 November - 5 December. Admission is by timed ticket and guided tour only. Advance bookings recommended. Tickets on the day subject to availability.
Adult 3.50/Child 1.25/Family 10 (2 adults, 3 children). Group rates available.
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