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Western Approaches Museum

1 Rumford Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L2 8SZ

Tel: 0151 227 2008

Fax: 0151 236 6913

Western Approaches Museum

About

Explore World War II Top Secret Underground Headquarters - an intricate labyrinth of rooms, once a top-secret nerve centre in 1940s wartime Britain.

Set beneath the streets of Liverpool, re-live the times of 1940's Britain with an insight into the life and works of the Wrens and Waafs working under constant pressure in the original area command headquarters for The Battle of the Atlantic.

Visit a re-construction of the 50,000 sq ft labyrinth of rooms on the original site which brings a dramatic period of history vividly to life.

Open everyday except Friday and Sunday.
Open from 10.30 - 16.30 (last admission 15.30)

Please note: The Bunker is open seasonally from March - November. Special arrangements can be made for group bookings during the winter months.

Facilities

Other

  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Family Fun
  • Groups accepted
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking (charge)
  • Visitor Centre

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

Children & Infants

  • Child Friendly

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Exit the M62 at jct 4, follow the city centre sign on Edge Lane (A5047).
Edge Lane will change into Mount Vernon, then Pembroke Rd. Pembroke Rd will change into London Rd stay on London Rd till it ends. Turn Right onto Churchhill Way (Elevated Rd) stick to the left hand Lane. This road turns into Dale St, then Water St. Rumford St is situated on your right.

Public Transport Directions

Moorfields Train Station is 0.2 miles Away.
Liverpool John Lennon Airport is 11.2 miles from the Attraction.

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2016

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    57
  • Very Good
    54
  • Average
    16
  • Poor
    17
  • Terrible
    8

Recent Reviews:

  • Elmo_Smith
    Peterborough, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    Hidden gem
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 18th April 2017
    Didn't fancy shopping so me and the boy sloped off, left the Mrs and daughter to it and checked out this place. Unassuming, from the outside, as it should be given the secret nature of its existence... Read full review
  • Chris V
    Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
    Trip type:
    Solo travel
    Excellent historical museum
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 16th April 2017
    I visited mid morning and had the run of the museum to myself. That was great for me but slightly sad since it is such a historical place in history. The exhibits are well explained and the tour is... Read full review
  • lancslass67
    Birmingham
    Trip down memory lane
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 23rd March 2017
    Having worked in a similar place in Plymouth it really was a trip down memory lane for me. This really is an interesting place, displaying all the old equipment communication equipment that was used... Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 Mar 2017 - 31 Oct 2017)
DayTimes
Monday10:3016:30*
Tuesday10:3016:30*
Wednesday10:3016:30*
Thursday10:3016:30*
FridayClosed*
Saturday10:3016:30*
SundayClosed*
Closed (1 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018)
DayTimes

* Last admission 3.30pm

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Awards

  • National AwardsDisabledGo DisabledGo 2013

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