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Western Approaches Museum

1 Rumford Street
L2 8SZ

Tel: 0151 227 2008

Fax: 0151 236 6913

Western Approaches Museum


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.



  • 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.


  • Certificate of Excellence 2016

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Recent Reviews:

  • josephine m
    Ilkeston, United Kingdom
    Very moving
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 22nd May 2017
    I visited Western Approaches some time ago with my late husband, it was a very moving experience to see how the Bismark was tracked after sinking the Hood. My dad's brother was serving in the engine... Read full review
  • Jwyl2240
    Arundel, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Well worth a visit - hidden from view
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 10th May 2017
    We eventually found this museum which is not far from the Town Hall and the Cunard Buildings. You ring doorbell for entry as it is on a release catch. There is no shop or restaurant but there are... Read full review
  • Lynda G
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Interesting and sobering!
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 1st May 2017
    Very interesting, very sobering and very important to remember. The route through the museum is set out and easy to follow. A veritable rabbit warren of underground rooms in a huge building. Amazing... Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 Mar 2017 - 31 Oct 2017)
Closed (1 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018)

* Last admission 3.30pm

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


  • National AwardsDisabledGo DisabledGo 2013

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