Visit the Mansion House today and travel back in time in this dedicated exhibition that tells the story of life in Liverpool, beginning in the late Stone Age.
In the garden, get up close to the ancient Calder Stones that give the local area its name, inside their purpose-built home.
See how the imaginative exhibition rooms inside weave together the life of the Stones and the Mansion, alongside the development of storytelling and literature.
With thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund for their support on the vital conservation of the Calder Stones.
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Imagine Calderstones: A Self-Guided Walk
Calderstones park has been bringing joy to people from its birth as the estate for the 19th century Mansion House through to the 20th century and its transformation into a public park. Whereas once it provided leisure opportunities for the wealthy elite who lived in the Mansion House, it is now freely enjoyed by everyone, and has never been as necessary to the community’s wellbeing as it is right now, during the pandemic.
To help you get more from your daily walks in the park we have produced a self-guided walking tour that takes in some of the parks key heritage landmarks. The walk will highlight how the landscape has changed since the Mansion House was built and shine a light on the different leisure activities linked to the park throughout its history.
The map is available to download below, or can be picked up at the Ice Cream Parlour. It will also be available in The Reader Shop and Café.Download the map