The Historic HallImagine you are a guest at an Edwardian country house. Enjoy the elegant surroundings and an opulent lifestyle, waited on hand and foot, perhaps taking tea with Lady Sefton.
Or imagine being a servant, rising early and toiling in the kitchens, scrubbing floors or carrying coal, all under the watchful eye of the housekeeper and butler.
Generations of the Molyneux family, the Earls of Sefton, lived at Croxteth Hall from the sixteenth century until the death of the last Earl in 1972. See the phases of building in our Architecture of Croxteth Hall leaflet.
Society figures and royalty frequently came to stay for country house parties, particularly in the Edwardian era. Rooms had to be furnished in opulent style, and paintings were hung from every wall and corridor. These are listed in our Paintings and Furnishings of Croxteth Hall leaflet. Today the rooms are open for you to visit, showing a glimpse of life both 'above' and 'below' stairs. The Hall is also a venue for concerts, art exhibitions, murder mystery events and markets.
Character figures and displays introduce you to the Molyneux family and their servants - you can even smell the food cooking and 'eavesdrop' on their conversations!
Special walks and events make our heritage come alive - and on Sunday and Wednesday afternoons throughout summer our costumed Heritage Volunteers will answer your questions.
To view more photographs of Croxteth Hall taken during Liverpool's 'Heritage Open Month' please visit 'openlyJane's photographic record of her visit to Croxteth Hall and Walled Garden this September. Follow the link above and scroll down the page a small way where you will see a photograph of Croxteth Hall - this is the beginning of a set of photographs taken on the day.
Read about one person's visit to the Hall - "Upstairs Downstairs with Vampires" - checking out one of CBBC's 'Young Dracula' filming locations (thanks to 'Christinelaennec)