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Newsham Park Hospital - Liverpool, Merseyside
The ultimate ghost hunting location for those wishing to spend the night in a frightening and very active building.

Newsham Park Hospital and Orphanage is a Grade II listed building which is the ultimate ghost hunting location for those wishing to spend the night in a truly terrifying, frightening and very active building. With even more areas to investigate including the psyche cinema, hidden corridors, wards and of course and the infamous naughty boys corridor.

This orphanage, turned hospital, turned asylum dates back to the Victorian era where punishments were harsh and cruel. This sprawling building now lies empty and abandoned with a sinister and frightening feel to it. The many corridors, wards, accommodation blocks and particularly the naughty boys corridor are the epitome of a haunted building and we have exclusive access for the whole night.

Your Ghost Hunt at Newsham Park Hospital and Orphanage


Join the team for a night at the abandoned Newsham Park Hospital and Orphanage in Liverpool and investigate areas which include the Victorian nurses home with long winding staircases and dark corridors, the basement which was once used as a laundry area and not forgetting the well known naughty boys corridor, once used to lock away any child that was deemed naught.

We have witnessed some of the most chilling activity during past ghost hunts here at Newsham Park Hospital and Orphanage and the experiences have been the most frightening ever encounted. 

For years we have searched for the ultimate ghost hunting experience and the abandoned Newsham Park Hospital and Orphanage is the perfect setting. This sprawling Victorian Grade II listed building in Liverpool now lies derelict but has been the site of an orphanage, hospital, asylum and nursing home during its 138 year history. Boarded up and surrounded by perimeter fencing, we have 99,000 sq ft of terrifying corridors and rooms to explore as we enter this building in search of the ghostly inhabitants that still reside here.

Ghosts of Newsham Park Hospital and Orphanage


The abandoned Newsham Park Hospital and Orphanage has a massive array of spooky rooms, corridors and basements, including numerous hospital wards and the nurses accommodation. There is an instant feeling of uneasiness as you enter and begin to roam this frightening place and you cannot fail to sense the torment and of those who belong to its long history.

Wheelchairs sit empty in corridors as a reminder of the lives that passed over in this place, giving this location a unique and frightening atmosphere. Although the building has laid empty for many years, there have been numerous reports of paranormal activity here from security staff and workmen alike.

Distant voices have been heard from within the empty building, shadowy figures have been seen darting down the stairwells and workmen's tools have disappeared only to turn up in a completely different part of the building. Could this be the work of mischievous children from the orphanage coming forward to make themselves known?

History of Newsham Park Hospital and Orphanage


The institution was opened in 1874 as an orphanage for the education and support of the orphans of British seamen and by 1899 there were 321 children housed here under the harsh supervision of a number of Matrons. Conditions were harsh and cruel, siblings were segregated and "they weren't fussy how they punished you" described one former resident. The First World War brought more residents to the orphanage and by 1918 almost one thousand orphans were being housed here. The orphanage eventually closed in 1951 and became Newsham Park Hospital which remained in operation until 1988 when it closed down completely, beginning the demise of this spooky building.

Before 1869, there was no institution in Liverpool for the support and education of the orphans of British seamen. The first move to establish such an institution was made by a group of leading Liverpool ship-owners in 1868. The sponsors of the project comprised a group of ship-owners and merchants who for some time had been concerned how best to help the widows and families of deceased Merseyside men including those lost at sea. Members of the public were invited to attend a meeting at the Mercantile Marine Service Association Rooms on 16th December 1868, at which the resolution to found such an establishment was proposed by Ralph Brocklebank and Bryce Allan, both leading ship-owners and philanthropists. James Beazley, another leading ship-owner, was invited to be chairman of the committee to establish an orphanage.

One of the ship-owner sponsors wrote on 17th December 1868 to nine of his colleagues offering to donate £500 to start a building fund if they would donate the same amount. There was an immediate response to this letter, and further donations were received following a more widespread public appeal.

In 1869 an account was opened in Heywoods Bank, Brunswick Street and within a few months, there was enough money for the General Committee to look round for a temporary home. On 9th August 1869, the Liverpool Seamen's Orphan Institution opened in temporary rented accommodation in Duke Street and by the end of that year there were 46 boys and 14 girls in residence. On 7th April 1870, Liverpool Town Council gave 7000 square yards of land on the North-East side of Newsham Park to construct a Seaman's Orphan Institution and on 11th September 1871, the foundation stone of new building was laid by Mr. Ralph Brocklebank, first President. By 30th January 1874, there was an informal opening of the North wing of the orphanage. As well as the children who moved from the temporary orphanage in Duke Street, the committee also looked after children on an outdoor relief basis.

On 30th September 1874, the orphanage was officially opened by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. The First World War brought problems and by 1918 one thousand orphans were being assisted. During the Second World War the children were evacuated to Hill Bark in Frankby, Wirral, the country home of Mr E.B Royden, a devoted friend and committee member. Here the children remained and flourished throughout the war.

In 1946, preparations were made for a return to Newsham Park Orphanage, but with the great expansion in the country's social service schemes, many surviving parents were understandably reluctant to place their children in the orphanage. This led to a gradual decline in the number of resident children. 

Despite Newsham Parks endowment, financial difficulties were increasing and there seemed little prospect of bridging the widening gap between income and expenditure. As a result the orphanage closed on 27th July 1949. Places in various schools were found for those then being housed and educated at Newsham Park and most were transferred to the Royal Merchant Navy School at Bearwood. The sale of the premises went to the Ministry of Health for use as a hospital.

In 1951 the committee continued to provide support to orphaned seamen's children on a non-resident basis, thus continuing to pursue the original objectives of the institution's founders.

Newsham Park Hospital opened its doors in 1954 and the hospital developed its own psychiatric department and received an influx of patients with severe psychological problems such as Schizophrenia.

The hospital officially stopped taking new patients in 1988 and by 1992 all remaining patients and staff were relocated to Rainhill Asylum. The building now lies in a state of dispear but the echos from its past still resonate around this magnificent abandoned building.

Your Event Includes


  • Use of ghost hunting equipment including EMF Meters, K2 Meters etc.
  • Experiments including glass divination, table tipping and Ouija Boards.
  • Workshop and separate vigils for returning guests.
  • Ghost hunting vigils and séances in small groups.
  • Includes teas and coffees
  • Free time to investigate alone

Address, Maps & Hotels


Address & Hotel Information

Newsham Park Hospital Orphan Drive Liverpool Merseyside L6 7UN

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Parking
  • Free Onsite Parking

Information


Accessibility
  • This location is not suitable for wheelchair users
  • This location is not suitable for people with mobility issues or walking difficulties

Important
  • All attendees must be 18 years or older
  • All attendees must bring a torch
  • Wear sensible shoes and warm layered clothing as the location may get cold at night

Newsham Park Hospital - Dates

Ghost Hunt at Newsham Park Abandoned Asylum and Orphanage, Liverpool - Friday 26th April 2024

Ghost Hunt at Newsham Park Abandoned Asylum and Orphanage

Friday 26th April 2024
Time: 9:30pm - 3:30am

Ghost Hunt at Newsham Park Abandoned Asylum and Orphanage

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  • Friday 26th April 2024
  • Time: 9:30pm - 3:30am
  • FULLY BOOKED
Bank Holiday Ghost Hunt at Newsham Park Abandoned Asylum and Orphanage, Liverpool - Saturday 4th May 2024

Bank Holiday Ghost Hunt at Newsham Park Abandoned Asylum and Orphanage

Saturday 4th May 2024
Time: 9:00pm - 3:00am

Bank Holiday Ghost Hunt at Newsham Park Abandoned Asylum and Orphanage

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  • Saturday 4th May 2024
  • Time: 9:00pm - 3:00am
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Ghost Hunt at Newsham Park Abandoned Asylum and Orphanage, Liverpool - Friday 10th May 2024

Ghost Hunt at Newsham Park Abandoned Asylum and Orphanage

Friday 10th May 2024
Time: 9:30pm - 3:30am

Ghost Hunt at Newsham Park Abandoned Asylum and Orphanage

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  • Friday 10th May 2024
  • Time: 9:30pm - 3:30am
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Ghost Hunt at Newsham Park Abandoned Asylum and Orphanage, Liverpool - Friday 17th May 2024

Ghost Hunt at Newsham Park Abandoned Asylum and Orphanage

Friday 17th May 2024
Time: 9:30pm - 3:30am

Ghost Hunt at Newsham Park Abandoned Asylum and Orphanage

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  • Friday 17th May 2024
  • Time: 9:30pm - 3:30am
  • FULLY BOOKED
Ghost Hunt at Newsham Park Abandoned Asylum and Orphanage, Liverpool - Saturday 18th May 2024

Ghost Hunt at Newsham Park Abandoned Asylum and Orphanage

Saturday 18th May 2024
Time: 9:00pm - 3:00am

Ghost Hunt at Newsham Park Abandoned Asylum and Orphanage

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  • Saturday 18th May 2024
  • Time: 9:00pm - 3:00am
  • FULLY BOOKED
Bank Holiday Ghost Hunt at Newsham Park Abandoned Asylum and Orphanage, Liverpool - Saturday 25th May 2024

Bank Holiday Ghost Hunt at Newsham Park Abandoned Asylum and Orphanage

Saturday 25th May 2024
Time: 9:00pm - 3:00am

Bank Holiday Ghost Hunt at Newsham Park Abandoned Asylum and Orphanage

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  • Saturday 25th May 2024
  • Time: 9:00pm - 3:00am
  • FULLY BOOKED
Ghost Hunt at Newsham Park Abandoned Asylum and Orphanage, Liverpool - Saturday 1st June 2024

Ghost Hunt at Newsham Park Abandoned Asylum and Orphanage

Saturday 1st June 2024
Time: 9:00pm - 3:00am

Ghost Hunt at Newsham Park Abandoned Asylum and Orphanage

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  • Saturday 1st June 2024
  • Time: 9:00pm - 3:00am
  • FULLY BOOKED
Ghost Hunt at Newsham Park Abandoned Asylum and Orphanage, Liverpool - Friday 7th June 2024

Ghost Hunt at Newsham Park Abandoned Asylum and Orphanage

Friday 7th June 2024
Time: 9:30pm - 3:30am

Ghost Hunt at Newsham Park Abandoned Asylum and Orphanage

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  • Friday 7th June 2024
  • Time: 9:30pm - 3:30am
  • FULLY BOOKED
Ghost Hunt at Newsham Park Abandoned Asylum and Orphanage, Liverpool - Friday 14th June 2024

Ghost Hunt at Newsham Park Abandoned Asylum and Orphanage

Friday 14th June 2024
Time: 9:30pm - 3:30am

Ghost Hunt at Newsham Park Abandoned Asylum and Orphanage

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  • Friday 14th June 2024
  • Time: 9:30pm - 3:30am
  • FULLY BOOKED
Ghost Hunt at Newsham Park Abandoned Asylum and Orphanage, Liverpool - Saturday 15th June 2024 £69.00 Per Person

Ghost Hunt at Newsham Park Abandoned Asylum and Orphanage

Saturday 15th June 2024
Time: 9:00pm - 3:00am

Selling Fast, Don't Miss Out

Ghost Hunt at Newsham Park Abandoned Asylum and Orphanage

15 Jun

  • Saturday 15th June 2024
  • Time: 9:00pm - 3:00am
  • Selling Fast, Don't Miss Out
  • £69.00 Per Person
Ghost Hunt at Newsham Park Abandoned Asylum and Orphanage, Liverpool - Friday 28th June 2024 £69.00 Per Person

Ghost Hunt at Newsham Park Abandoned Asylum and Orphanage

Friday 28th June 2024
Time: 9:30pm - 3:30am

Selling Fast, Don't Miss Out

Ghost Hunt at Newsham Park Abandoned Asylum and Orphanage

28 Jun

  • Friday 28th June 2024
  • Time: 9:30pm - 3:30am
  • Selling Fast, Don't Miss Out
  • £69.00 Per Person
Ghost Hunt at Newsham Park Abandoned Asylum and Orphanage, Liverpool - Saturday 29th June 2024

Ghost Hunt at Newsham Park Abandoned Asylum and Orphanage

Saturday 29th June 2024
Time: 9:00pm - 3:00am

Ghost Hunt at Newsham Park Abandoned Asylum and Orphanage

SOLD
OUT

  • Saturday 29th June 2024
  • Time: 9:00pm - 3:00am
  • FULLY BOOKED
Ghost Hunt at Newsham Park Abandoned Asylum and Orphanage, Liverpool - Friday 5th July 2024 £69.00 Per Person

Ghost Hunt at Newsham Park Abandoned Asylum and Orphanage

Friday 5th July 2024
Time: 9:30pm - 3:30am

Places Available

Ghost Hunt at Newsham Park Abandoned Asylum and Orphanage

5 Jul

  • Friday 5th July 2024
  • Time: 9:30pm - 3:30am
  • Places Available
  • £69.00 Per Person
Ghost Hunt at Newsham Park Abandoned Asylum and Orphanage, Liverpool - Saturday 6th July 2024 £69.00 Per Person

Ghost Hunt at Newsham Park Abandoned Asylum and Orphanage

Saturday 6th July 2024
Time: 9:00pm - 3:00am

Places Available

Ghost Hunt at Newsham Park Abandoned Asylum and Orphanage

6 Jul

  • Saturday 6th July 2024
  • Time: 9:00pm - 3:00am
  • Places Available
  • £69.00 Per Person
Ghost Hunt at Newsham Park Abandoned Asylum and Orphanage, Liverpool - Saturday 13th July 2024 £69.00 Per Person

Ghost Hunt at Newsham Park Abandoned Asylum and Orphanage

Saturday 13th July 2024
Time: 9:00pm - 3:00am

Places Available

Ghost Hunt at Newsham Park Abandoned Asylum and Orphanage

13 Jul

  • Saturday 13th July 2024
  • Time: 9:00pm - 3:00am
  • Places Available
  • £69.00 Per Person

Paying for your event

We are an online events company, so the simplest and quickest way to book is via our website.

Alternatively, if you would like to book over the phone then please call our Sales Team on 0115 9720570 and they will be happy to help.

Securing places by a deposit

Paying a deposit for your event will secure your places on your chosen event. Simply pay a small deposit* of £20.00 per person and pay the remainder in full 4 weeks before the event or by small instalments* via your online account if available. You can always pay for your event in full at the time of booking.

Types of payments accepted

We accept the following payment methods

  • Online - All Major Credit/Debit Cards
  • Over the telephone

*Please note that full payment for your event will be due 4 weeks before the event. Minimal instalments of £30.00, payment must be made via your online account area.

Opening Hours

Monday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Bank Holidays: Closed

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