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Reel Stories: Liverpool and the silver screen

Museum of Liverpool
Pier Head
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 1DG

Tel: 0151 478 4545

Reel Stories: Liverpool and the silver screen

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Admission freeFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

About

Displaying around 40 original film posters, this exhibition throws the spotlight on Liverpool’s cinematic history. As the most filmed city in the UK outside of London, Reel Stories explores numerous themes to demonstrate Liverpool’s ability to take on a leading role. 

A city of storytellers, Liverpool has starred as itself on many occasions, providing the perfect backdrop to tell the stories of its people and culture. With its own Film Office, established in the city for more than 25 years, Liverpool has played host to more than 6,000 productions since it opened in 1989, also portraying other locations such as New York, Rome, Paris and Russia.

The Museum of Liverpool will be closed from 30 December until late-February, while internal works take place. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. The nearby Merseyside Maritime Museum and International Slavery Museum will be open as usual.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The Pier Head is on the waterfront close to Liverpool city centre and the Liverpool One complex. Follow signposts for the Albert Dock from the motorway and other main routes into the city centre. You may want to use AA route planner to plan your journey.

Public Transport Directions

By train: Get the latest information about local train services on the Merseyrail website. James Street station is the closest and is only a couple of minutes walk away. This station is served by the Wirral Line trains only. Moorfields station, which is served by the Northern and Wirral Lines, is about 5 minutes walk away. Moorfields station will close in phases from Monday 13 April 2015 until April 2016, whilst the station is refurbished - see the Merseyrail website for further details. Liverpool Central station is about 15 to 20 minutes walk away and is also served by the Northern and Wirral Lines. The museum is about a 20 minute walk from Liverpool Lime Street station - Liverpool's mainline train station.

By bus: The nearest bus station is at Paradise Street, near the Liverpool One complex. Some bus services also drop off at the Pier Head, right by the museum. Full details of bus services are on the Merseytravel website.

By ferry: The Mersey Ferries terminal is right next to the museum at the Pier Head. An hourly service runs throughout the day from Seacombe and Woodside on the Wirral, with a more frequent commuter service before 10am and after 4pm.

By coach: The National Express coach station is at Norton Street, about a 25 minute walk away. Coaches bringing private groups can drop off at the Pier Head, close to the entrance to the museum.

By bicycle: There are lots of bicycle bays opposite the entrance to the museum, by the Great Western Railway building.

Parking: There are car parks in the nearby Liverpool ONE complex opposite the entrance to the Albert Dock. Q-Park Strand Street has 2000 underground spaces, Q-Park Gradwell Street has 560 multi-storey spaces and Q-Park John Lewis has 580 multi-storey spaces. The entrance to the Strand Street car park is opposite the Albert Dock and is accessible from the centre of the road in both directions. The Gradwell Street car park is opposite BBC Radio Merseyside and the John Lewis car park is located opposite the Paradise Street bus interchange and the police station.

Blue badge parking spaces: There are six blue badge parking spaces directly opposite the museum entrance, by the Great Western Railway building. These are about 30 metres from the entrance and need to be pre-booked. To book a space call 0151 478 4545.

A complete access guide for the Museum of Liverpool is available on the Disabled Go website.

Shopmobility: Visitors with mobility probelms may like to make use of Liverpool's Shopmobility service. You can hire equipment including manual and electric wheelchairs and electric scooters. The shop is on the third floor of Liverpool One shopping centre, close to the accessible parking bays in the Strand Street Q-Park. Equipment must be booked in advance and there is a charge. More information can be found on the  Liverpool One website or by calling 0151 707 0877.

Dial-a-ride: The Merseylink Service is a dial-a-ride service for Merseyside people with mobility problems or difficulties, who cannot use or have difficulty using public transport. The service runs from 8am to 11pm daily and can be used by members for travel anywhere in Merseyside. The service is free for members and one essential travel companion. For further information contact Merseylink on 0151 709 1929.

Opening Times

Reel Stories: Liverpool and the silver screen (11 Mar 2016 - 1 Sept 2017)

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