Liverpool Pier Head in the sunshine. There's a family sitting outside the Museum of Liverpool with a rainbow balloon.

This Summer we’re partnering with our friends at Liverpool BID Company to share the very best of what Town has to offer as the days get warmer.

Whether you’re looking for ways to keep the kids entertained, planning a night out with friends, or ideas for great days out in the sunshine, we’ll be giving you the lowdown on what not to miss in Liverpool.

We’ve made a list of some of the best cultural attractions to explore in Liverpool that are perfect for the whole family to enjoy. From theatre trips to museums and art galleries, there’s plenty going on. 

Follow us across our social channels @VisitLiverpool for more inspiration and use #TownEverydayEveryone to tag us in your adventures across Liverpool this summer. 

Take the kids on a messy day out

If you’ve never had a look around Bluecoat before then this summer is the perfect time to visit. Their summer programme has something for the whole family to enjoy including their brand new exhibition, ‘Are You Messin’?’ which is running until 18 September. 

Get hands-on with artworks in this interactive exhibition that will immerse and captivate audiences of all ages and inspire creativity in young visitors. During the summer holidays, a special programme of free workshops, performances and storytelling will take place within the exhibition too. Find out more about it on their website here. 

Whilst you’re there, rest your legs in the cafe and enjoy a selection of fresh, local food and drink or soak up the sun in the peace and quiet in their secret courtyard garden.

See a show at the Royal Court Theatre

Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre is an iconic venue in the city for shows of every genre. This year they have a whole host of performances to book tickets for to round off your day in Liverpool.

  • YNWA - Let’s Talk About Six…Baby

  • Pete Price Hold’s Court

  • Variety Lunch Club

  • Royal Court Heritage Tour

  • Twelfth Night

  • The Scouse Trap

Visit their website here to see what is coming up and to book tickets for future shows.

See what’s happening at the Playhouse Theatre

There is always something going on at the Playhouse Theatre at Williamson Square with shows fit for the whole family. Coming up they have:

  • The King of Reggae - The Man, The Music

  • Othello

  • The importance of Being Earnest

  • The Smartest Giant in Town

  • Brown Girls Do It Too

  • Noughts and Crosses

  • Six The Musical

Take a look at their website for the full programme and also what’s coming up at the Everyman Theatre too. 

Go back in time at St George’s Hall

We’ve all walked past St George’s Hall and been in awe of the stunning building, but have you ever been inside before? Now is your chance on The History Whisperer experience! 

Be transported back in time to when the extraordinary building was a meeting point of both opulence and destitution. Join Livie as she takes you through the sights and sounds of prison life on this immersive journey through Liverpool’s social history. 

Perfect for the whole family, the History Whisperer uses state-of-the-art technology to make this an experience not to forget. Book your tickets here.

Explore modern art at Tate Liverpool

If you’re taking a walk around the Royal Albert Dock make sure to pop into Tate Liverpool to explore their brilliant collection of modern art. With a series of free exhibitions to immerse yourself in including the ‘Ideas Depot’, ‘Democracies’ and ‘Whose Tradition?’ there’s lots to discover. 

You can also book tickets for their current exhibition Radical Landscapes which takes a fresh look at the British Landscape and the art that it inspires. Find out more on their website here. 

Dive into Liverpool’s seafaring history

Submerge yourself in Liverpool’s historic seafaring past at the Maritime Museum at the Royal Albert Dock. Bringing to life Liverpool’s nautical history, discover the city’s pivotal role as the gateway to the new world. Throughout the museum you’ll find exhibits, trails and free events perfect for the little ones too. 

Maritime Museum is also home to the International Slavery Museum which looks at the aspects of historical and contemporary slavery through a thought-provoking and moving exploration journey. You can see their new exhibition Jupiter’s Song at the Dr Martin Luther King Jr Building until 30 October too. Find out more on their website here. 

Delve into the history of British Music

If you’re a fan of music then the British Music Experience is a must visit. With a huge collection of music memorabilia from across the decades of British music, journey back through the years to see pieces from bands including The Beatles, David Bowie, Oasis, The Spice Girls, Adele, Little Mix and loads more! The best bit is if you book a ticket you can return as many times as you want for a whole year.

Go to great heights above the city

Did you know you can go to the top of the Royal Liver Building? Well now you do! The Royal Liver Building 360 Tour takes you on a journey around the city’s most famous landmark giving you exclusive access to the clock tower, viewing platforms and the 15th floor for epic views out across the city. 

You’ll learn all about the history of the building and get up close and personal with Bella and Bertie, our famous liver birds. Book your tickets here. 

For a different perspective of the city, head to the top of another iconic Liverpool landmark, St John’s Beacon, or Radio City Tower as we all know it.

Go 120 meters into the sky for panoramic views across Merseyside. You’ll see all the famous sights around the city and on a clear day, right over to Wirral and North Wales. Book your tickets here.

Explore the most famous royal family in history

Step back in time to the Tudor court and discover the fascinating politics, powerful family connections and unique culture of the most famous royals in history at Walker Art Gallery. Portraits of some of the most familiar figures from English history are on display which are on loan from London’s National Portrait Gallery and are not to be missed. 

The exhibition is running until 29 August so it’s the perfect summer activity. Book your tickets here. 

Let us know what you're getting up to and follow us on our social media channels on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok searching VisitLiverpool. 


The Bluecoat
Arts Centre
The outside of Bluecoat with their colourful platform in the right hand corner.

A Grade I listed, 300 year old building in the heart of Liverpool’s city centre, Bluecoat offers a year-round programme of visual art, literature, music, dance and family activities.

Royal Court Liverpool
Theatre / Venue
Exterior shot of the Royal Court Theatre in the evening.

Liverpool’s Royal Court is a unique theatre success story. Alongside our mission to breathe life back into every corner of our much-loved city centre building, we’ve also created a truly Liverpudlian theatre venue with loyal audiences who adore a big night out.

Tate Liverpool
Ugo Rondinone Liverpool Mountain 2018 - a stack of rainbow coloured boulders next to the TATE warehouse building.

Welcome to the home of British and international modern and contemporary art in the North; Tate Liverpool. Aren’t we lucky?

British Music Experience
British Music Experience Exhibition entrance point. The  building inside is Italian Renaissance in style with a new lighting rig and projected images.

The British Music Experience tells the story of British Music through costumes, instruments, performance and memorabilia. Whatever age you are, and whatever you are into, there is something here for you.

St John's Beacon (Radio City Tower Viewing Gallery Experience)
A drone shot of the radio city tower above the city. The shot looks towards the waterfront and the buildings can be seen below.

Radio City, one of the UK's most successful radio stations, gives you a unique opportunity to view Merseyside's ever changing skyline over 400 feet above the heart of the city centre.