> Sudley House
Sudley House has been described as a hidden gem. Tucked away in the leafy suburbs with its wonderful artworks it's easy to see why. Sudley is the only house of a Victorian merchant that still has its original pictures, and with the period furniture and rich atmosphere you could almost imagine it's still someone's home. And it is all FREE!
Most of the paintings and furniture can be found on the ground floor. They include works by Millais, Burne-Jones, Alma-Tadema, Rodin, Lord Leighton, Strudwick, Turner, Rossetti, Holman Hunt, Gainsborough, Romney, Reynolds and Landseer. With beautiful period furniture, carpets and wallpaper Sudley House doesn't feel like a regular gallery.
There are several rooms on the first floor. They include a childhood room, a small world room and a costume room. Temporary displays are often housed in these rooms.
Open 10am-5pm daily.
FREE ADMISSION to the gallery and all exhibitions and events.
Please bear in mind that there is very limited parking at the venue so public transport is strongly recommended.
The drive from the city centre takes approximately 20 mins. The easiest route is to simply follow the road that runs alongside the river - the A5036 (it is called Wapping in the Albert Dock area). Drive south - the river will be on your right. The road will run for a few miles becoming Sefton Street and then Riverside Drive and will pass over several roundabouts - just follow the main line of traffic over them. Go past the Britannia pub and a short while later you reach a roundabout with a sign pointing left to the recycling centre. Here follow the sign left onto Jericho Lane and follow this until you reach a main traffic junction. Go straight across at these traffic lights (crossing the A561 Aigburth Road) onto Ashfield Road. At the next set of traffic lights go right onto Elmswood Road, then just before Mossley Hill church (which is on your right) turn right onto Mossley Hill Road. The entrance to Sudley House is about 500m along on your right.
There are two railway stations within walking distance of Sudley House. If travelling from the city centre board at Lime Street Station - several services stop at Mossley Hill station. Alternatively, take the Southport-Hunts Cross line to Aigburth station (board at either Liverpool Central or Moorfields). This service runs every 15 mins.
Bus stand 5 at Bootle bus station to Elmswood Road bus stop (5min walk to Sudley House), number 82 from the Liverpool One bus station to Aigburth Road bus stop (10 mins walk) and the 80 or 80A to Rose Lane bus stop from Great Charlotte Street in the city centre (10 mins walk).
Mossley Hill Road
Telephone: 0151 724 3245