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Sefton Palm House

  • Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom (UK)

Last updated: 18 April, 2024

This landmark Victorian palm house in Sefton Park – a gorgeous 3-tiered conservatory – was a gift to the city by Liverpool millionaire Henry Yates Thompson in 1896.

It was destroyed in the Blitz of 1941. Its glass was then restored in the 1950s with a war damage fund, but eventually fell into disrepair – being too expensive to fully restore and maintain. In the 1980s, it was closed and scheduled to be knocked down.

It was saved by a resident’s campaign that raised £3M, painstakingly dismantled piece by piece, restored and rebuilt, then reopened in 2001. It’s now home to a botanical collection and a lovely café. Worth a stop if you have time.


Price: Free
Minimum age: 0
Age suitable: 4+
When: All year around

When to do it

The Palm House and its cafe are open all year round, seven days a week.