Liverpool's museums and art galleries have so much to offer and are perfect venues to explore on your trip to the city. 

We’re pretty proud of all the museums & art galleries we have in Liverpool. All the hard work they do to showcase our city & culture to the world with brilliant exhibitions and educational tools is second to none. We think you might like them too! 

So, if you don’t know where to start on exploring, we’ve put together a list of all of our wonderful museums and galleries in Liverpool City Region for you to start planning your trip.  

Get ready to fall in love with Liverpool’s Museums and Art Galleries! 


Blast off to the World Museum at St George’s Quarter with the whole family in tow and rediscover this incredible museum full of fun and facts. Explore everything from Ancient Egypt, to the dinosaurs, beautiful aquariums and even our solar system in this family friendly museum.

Catch their exhibition Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder on display until 6 November. 


The Walker Art Gallery holds a stunning collection of paintings, sculptures and decorative arts spanning over six hundred years! It’s home to works by Rubens, Rembrandt, Poussin and Gainsborough alongside the John Moore’s painting prize works and special exhibitions! 

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The Museum of Liverpool at Pier Head is the perfect place to take the whole family to learn all about our city and what makes it such a wondrous place! Hop on board the overhead railway, learn about the Beatles and immerse yourself in our sporting history alongside special exhibitions. 

The Wondrous Place Gallery has recently re-opened at the Museum of Liverpool where you can see items from Liverpool's stars of the screen including a costume worn by Jodie Comer in Killing Eve and a hat from Peaky Blinders. 


Take a look around the home of British and international modern and contemporary art in the North at Tate Liverpool at the Royal Albert Dock. You can see artworks by Henri Matisse, Sarah Lucas, Mark Rothko, L.S Lowry and so many other beautiful works of art.  

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The International Slavery Museum at the Royal Albert Dock is the only one of it’s kind in the UK. The museum highlights the international importance of slavery, both in a historic and contemporary context. Through their work and exhibitions, they provide opportunities for greater awareness and understanding of the legacy of slavery today. 

Catch their exhibition Jupiter's Song on display at the Martin Luther King Jr Building until 30 October. 


Submerge yourself in Liverpool’s historic seafaring past at the Maritime Museum. Located in the heart of the Royal Albert Dock, it’s in the ideal location for the whole family to learn about our world famous port. From boats, paintings, model ships, shipwrecked objects, uniforms and loads more to explore, it’s educational for everyone! 


If you haven’t visited the Foundation for Art & Creative Technology, or FACT, for short, then add it to your list of things to do! Their art galleries are always worth exploring, you never know what you will find in there. Past exhibitions have featured rooms full of sand, 3D printers and lots of video art. 

See their latest exhibition My Garden, My Sanctuary on display until 9 October.


Featuring over 1000 rare and authentic items from the Beatles lives and career, the Liverpool Beatles Museum is a treasure trove for any Beatles fan. Located on the legendary Mathew Street, the museum is a must visit to explore more of the Beatles legacy in Liverpool.


The Beatles Story at The Royal Albert Dock is the world’s largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to telling the story of The Beatles’ rise to fame, lives and career. You’ll be able to literally walk through the timeline of Beatles history, from Hamburg to The Cavern Club, Abbey Road and the White Room, relive the lives of the biggest band in the world. 

Остаётся только вспоминать отпуск.. До поездки в Ливерпуль я мало что знала о Биттлз, поэтому завышенных ожиданий от музея не было, скорее желание поставить галочку "здесь была я". Неожиданно экспозиция и аудиогид оказались очень логичные, интересные и даже интерактивные) Уважение к менеджменту Брайна Эпстайна возрасло в разы. Крайне рекомендую к посещению "после нашей эры" #liverpool #beatlesstory #beatles #pastperfect

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Find Output Gallery on Seel Street next to Kazimier Garden. The independent gallery works exclusively with creatives from or based in Merseyside through a series of free exhbitions and events. With a high turnover of exhibitions it means there is all the more reason to keep returning to see what is going on. 

OUTPUT announcements:⠀ ⠀ 1. Lois Tierney's exhibition 'Spectrum' is now on at OUTPUT gallery, visiting hours 11-6pm only. If you've visited the gallery before you know that there is a small vintage shop, Total Recall Vintage Liverpool, at the front. You have to enter through Total Recall to visit our shows and for the time being, Total Recall are still open which means it is possible to visit the current exhibition. We know that people often visit OUTPUT exhibitions on their own or in twos or threes during the daytime, so if you are planning to come we would just advise you to be careful and please avoid going out in public if you are showing any symptoms of coronavirus - a cough and/or a high temperature. Please also bear in mind who you live with and who you come into contact with. If anything changes with regards to visiting hours and availability, we will let you know. ⠀ ⠀ 2. Like many other galleries, we have had to postpone all upcoming exhibitions planned for the time being. We will be following advice from the government and Arts Council England, and hopefully after a period of isolation and when everything is getting back to normal, we can pick up where we left off. We have SO MANY great exhibitions to come and we cannot wait to share them with you. It's a very difficult time for many, so please stay positive and be careful. We'll get through it.

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Bluecoat is Liverpool’s centre for contemporary arts and the oldest in the UK! The beautiful building in the heart of the city is home to a year-round programme of exhibitions, music, dance, literature, live art and heritage events. They also house several independent shops and a beautiful courtyard garden for relaxing.

Head along to see their exhibition breathe, spirit and life 呼吸、靈魂與生命 - 8 October 2022 to 29 January 2023.

We are delighted to announce we will be reopening our galleries and our cafe on Thursday 30th July! 🎉 We recommend pre booking, tickets will be available next week. ⁣ ⁣ Visit the link in our bio to read more about our reopening plans. ⁣ ⁣ We’re thrilled to be relaunching @jonathan_baldock’s Facecrime and @francesdisley’s Pattern Buffer when our galleries reopen. Learn more about the exhibitions on our website⁣ ⁣ Image 1 - POP-UP Duets (Fragments of Love) by @janisclaxtondance at Bluecoat for LightNight 2018. Photo: Brian Roberts⁣ ⁣ Image 2 - @jonathan_baldock Facecrime, Bluecoat Exhibition View, 2020. ⁣ ⁣ Image 3 - @francesdisley Pattern Buffer, Bluecoat Exhibition View, 2020. ⁣ ⁣ Image 4 - Bluecoat Garden ⁣ ⁣ Image 5 - New Art Bluecoat, exhibition view, 2019. Photo by Brian Roberts @aceagrams @lpoolcitycouncil @culture_liverpool @ArtFund @stephenfriedmangallery @henrymooreinstitute @liverpoolbidcompany

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The British Music Experience tells the story of British music over the decades through costumes, instruments, performance and memorabilia. Whilst The Beatles are obviously mentioned you can also learn all about bands like Queen, Oasis, David Bowie, Adele, The Spice Girls and Little Mix too!

At the dawn of the 1970s the optimism of the '60s was becoming a thing of the past. In Britain, inflation rose dramatically, Decimal currency was introduced and the country entered the European Common Market, it was a time of uncertainty and change. As unemployment rose, the powerful trade unions brought workers out on strike. There was a three-day working week, power cuts and uncollected rubbish in the streets. With Britain’s music stars, nearly all adopting the same long haired denim look in the '70s, pop fans were in desperate need of someone to bring vibrancy, glamour and genuine outrage back to the charts. Londoner, David Jones changed his name to Bowie to avoid confusion with Davy Jones of The Monkees. Throughout the '60s he had been an R&B singer, a mod, a hippy and - with Space Oddity - a one hit wonder. The new decade brought another even more dramatic transformation. With short red hair, and colourful, padded jumpsuits he became a rock and roll alien… Ziggy Stardust. Bowie’s androgynous look challenged conventional views of sexuality and his theatrical approach revolutionised how music was performed. It could be argued that David Bowie took his costumes to another level, with some of the examples you can see here. Kansai Yamamoto, who designed two of the outfits on display at the BME described Bowie as being akin to a fantasy character, and designed the outfits accordingly.

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Discover the amazing secret underground WWII bunker in Liverpool with Western Approaches. Playing a pivotal role in the Battle of Atlantic, you can walk through hidden rooms and discover the stories of the bunker that protected the secrets of the British Armed Forces. 


Find the Open Eye Photography Gallery at Mann Island of Liverpool’s Pier Head. Founded in 1977 the gallery is one of the UK’s leading photography spaces that showcases some incredible photography exhibitions, all for free! 


Discover Liverpool’s revolutionary Old Dock - the world’s first commercial enclosed wet dock! The Old Dock has been carefully preserved underneath Liverpool ONE after being discovered in 2001 during excavations, see it for yourself!

At first glance, this is a really uninteresting picture of a load of old bricks. Discovered during excavations during 2001, the Old Dock was safeguarded and a small portion was made accessible to the public. This stands beneath Liverpool One and is accessed from the car park. Civil engineer Thomas Steers was commissioned to design the dock in 1709 and it was first opened in 1715. The worlds very first commercial wet dock. Instead of the usual 2 weeks it took to unload a ship, it could be done in Liverpool in a day and a half as the tide did not have to be relied upon. This made the dock hugely popular and other docks were built to accommodate the huge volume of ships. A shelf was cut into the bedrock and wall built on top. Quarry stone was to expensive to transport so bricks were made onsite keeping costs down. Coping stones were used from Liverpool Castle which was being dismantled nearby with the last of the ruins removed by 1726. In the second picture you can see what is called a sally port cut into the bedrock which was a passage that led from the old dock to the castle presumably for soldiers to use if the castle was under siege. Liverpool would not be the place it is today without the old docks. The ships bought sailors and local businesses popped up to accommodate them. The population steadily grew and Liverpool became what it is today. Without the docks, the city might not have even been on the map. The old docks were finally closed in 1826 and filled in. So these old bricks, though they may not look very interesting, are a huge part of Liverpool’s history. . . . . . . #history #docks #wetdock #liverpool #liverpoolone #liverpoolcastle #thomassteers #bedrock #sallyport #maritimemuseum #olddocktour #igersmerseyside #instalikes #potd #likeforlikes #igersliverpool #makingmemories #shotoniphone #daysout #copingstones #bricks

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The Williamson Art Gallery is one of Wirral’s hidden gems. Just a stone's throw from the centre of Birkenhead, the gallery houses the largest public collection of Della Robbia pottery in the UK and is home to a host of internationally important paintings and works of art. 


Discover more than a century of rich history at Port Sunlight Museum in the Wirral! The award-winning museum tells the story of ‘soap-king’ William Hesketh Lever and his vision for the Port Sunlight Village. 

"Port Sunlight", 15 mins by car or 30 mins by train from Liverpool, UK. Originally built for workers at the nearby Lever Brothers Factory, Port Sunlight is a beautiful model village and award-winning tourist attraction boasting wide boulevards lined with charming cottages, all built in an intriguing range of architectural styles. Port Sunlight is a peaceful Merseyside village founded by a Victorian-era entrepreneur to house his factory workers. Its Arts and Crafts cottages are surrounded by paths winding through fields and woodland. Port Sunlight Museum details the village’s history, and the neoclassical Lady Lever Art Gallery showcases 19th-century decorative arts. Tea rooms and cosy pubs cater to locals and day-trippers #photography #travel #tourism #culture #iamtb #lifestyle #pictureoftheday #pics #wanderlust #snapshot #art #beautiful #instagood #color #pakistanibloggers #music #hiking #mood #food #mountains #water #love #music #soccer #london #traveler #worldtraveler #architecture #europe #uk @portsunlightmuseum @portsunlightvillage

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Find the Lady Lever Art Gallery in the beautiful village of Port Sunlight in the Wirral so discover William Hesketh Lever’s personal art collection and the finest collection of Wedgwood jasperware anywhere in the world! 

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World Museum
Entrance to the World Museum from above featuring yellow, red, green and blue hanging banners and a giant skeleton of a flying type dinosaur.

From the sea to the stars, a visit to World Museum reveals millions of years of the Earth’s history through thousands of exhibits and hands-on activities.

Walker Art Gallery
Sculptures within the Walker Art Gallery.

The Walker Art Gallery holds a stunning collection of paintings, sculpture and decorative arts spanning over six hundred years. Home to outstanding works by Rubens, Rembrandt, Poussin and Gainsborough, the Walker is also one of the finest art galleries in Europe.

Museum of Liverpool
Museum of Liverpool's 'Window with a View' Winner. A huge glass window that looks out across the Pier Head. On the wall next to the window is a life-s

The Museum of Liverpool has now opened following the lockdown period. The Museum of Liverpool is the world’s first national museum devoted to the history of a regional city and the largest newly-built national museum in Britain for more than a century.

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?

International Slavery Museum
The exterior of the warehouse building that the Slavery Museum is located inside.

The International Slavery Museum is located within Liverpool's Albert Dock, inside the Maritime Museum building.

Maritime Museum
The exterior of the warehouse buildings that the Merseyside Maritime Museum is inside. Outside the museum within the wet dock is a traditional tall sh

Submerge yourself in Liverpool’s historic seafaring past at the Maritime Museum.

Arts Centre
Front entrance to FACT with an orange door, grey brickwork and a large LED screen on the front of the building.

FACT Liverpool could be described as a hidden gem with its tucked away location in the historic Ropewalks Quarter of Liverpool, just a few steps from Liverpool's famous Bold Street.

Liverpool Beatles Museum
Two people are walking down a stairway which has lots of Beatles related prints and posters on the wall and guitars.

The Grade 2 listed building that houses this breath-taking collection of over 1000 items is situated in the heart of Liverpool on the world-famous Mathew Street only yards away from the Cavern Club.

The Beatles Story
A mock up Cavern Club stage. The middle of the stage features the iconic 'The Beatles' bass drum and 3 guitars.

The award-winning ‘The Beatles Story’ is the world's largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to telling the story of The Beatles’ rise to fame.

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.

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.

Western Approaches HQ
Western Approaches HQ

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

Open Eye Gallery
Outside black and white photo of the Open Eye Gallery.

Open Eye Gallery is an independent not-for-profit photography gallery located on Mann Island at the heart of the Liverpool Waterfront – next to the Museum of Liverpool, Tate Liverpool and Albert Dock.

Old Dock Tour
Historic Site
A group of people standing listening to a person speak about the tour.

The Old Dock tours are back! Discover the origin of Liverpool's fortune, buried underneath Liverpool ONE. Revealed during excavations on the site in 2001, the story of the world's first commercial enclosed wet dock is explored on this guided tour. You will discover how a brave idea and an innovative feat of engineering shaped Liverpool's destiny forever.

Port Sunlight Museum & Garden Village
The outside of port Sunlight village with a large stone building and a sunset in the background.

Port Sunlight Museum & Garden Village is a unique and beautiful 19th century village created solely for the Sunlight Soap factory workers.

Lady Lever Art Gallery
Lady Lever Art Gallery outside with a view of the fountain

The Lady Lever Art Gallery is regarded as one of the finest art galleries in Europe. It's located in model village, Port Sunlight in Wirral, a place rich in architectural charm.