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

Recent Reviews:

  • CheshireCheeze
    Sandbach
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Humbling...
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 13th March 2017
    Having visited the Churchill war rooms in London I had an idea what to expect. There are no fancy electronic computerised wizardry here. It simply tells the story of how it was and how a few ordinary... Read full review
  • ChrisandChris_11
    Colwyn Bay
    Trip type:
    Couples
    See how the second world war BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC was won.
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 9th March 2017
    This part of the untold story of the BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC is situated under Derby House and just around the corner from Town Hall, being a ten minute walk from Liverpool cruise terminal. Formerly... Read full review
  • TravelingGinger037
    Waltham, Massachusetts
    Trip type:
    Solo travel
    Interesting museum
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 5th January 2017
    I am really glad I found this museum. I appreciated how the bunker headquarters is maintained in much the same condition as it was during the Battle of the Atlantic. As you weave through the basement... 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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