Bug House at World Museum Liverpool

World Museum Liverpool
William Brown Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 8EN

Tel: +44 (0)151 478 4545

A giant model of a fly at the World Museum

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
EntranceFree

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

About

Ask a person to describe a living animal and they will probably tell you about something large and furry. But did you know that over 95% of all animal species known to science are smaller than your thumb? Most of these species are ‘arthropods’ - invertebrate animals with a segmented body, external skeleton and jointed limbs.

In World Museum Liverpool’s Bug House, get closer than you ever dreamed possible to three really successful arthropod groups; the insects, such as beetles and flies; the arachnids, which include spiders and scorpions, and the myriapods, such as centipedes and millipedes.

The Bug House is unique in the UK in combining thousands of specimens from the museum's vast research collection with real live colonies of arthropods in vivariums, including leaf cutter ants and bees.

World Museum Liverpool has more than one million invertebrate specimens in its collections. 18,000 specimens will be accessible to visitors in 350 drawers in the Bug House and adjacent Natural History Centre. Visitors will also have a chance to see the rest of the museum's insect collections during special tours behind the scenes.

These are supported by a range of interactive displays and larger-than-life models, including a 2 metre animatronic fly and Avril the giant spider, who welcomes visitors from her web on the ceiling.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

World Museum Liverpool is in Liverpool city centre, close to the entrance to the Queensway Tunnel and Lime Street Station.

Public Transport Directions

World Museum Liverpool is a short walk from Liverpool Lime Street station - Liverpool's mainline train station. Simply leave the concourse via the exit closest to the ticket office (this route is also suitable for those requiring level access) . You come out on Lord Nelson Street, facing the side of the Empire Theatre. Turn left out onto Lime Street (St George's Hall is opposite). Go right along Lime Street, past the Empire Theatre. Cross Lime Street at the pedestrian crossing near the theatre (going towards the fountain), and walk down William Brown Street. The museum is along on the right.

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    Recent Reviews:

    • amy250884
      Lancaster, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Solo travel
      Brilliant , free museum
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 14th January 2023
      What a great museum! I visited here on my own on 13th jan 2023. First time visiting. The museum is huge. Lots to look at, lots to read. I spent 1.5 hours in there but could have spent much longer... Read full review
    • Howard-Liverpool
      Liverpool, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Couples
      Great Lunch
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 14th January 2023
      A visit to the cafe / restaurant and it was excellent. Simple food at good prices. Great staff and coffee and cakes etc. very comfortable. Suggest going in the week and non school holidays for a more... Read full review
    • xdolly64x
      Blackpool, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Family
      World Museum
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 21st January 2023
      So glad to be able to call in here today. One of our favourite museums! We like that there are 5 floors of absolute must sees and facts. Today we only had about 40 minutes so visited floor 5,3& 2. My... Read full review

    Opening Times

    Open (1 January 2023 - 31 December 2023)
    DayTimes
    MondayClosed*
    Tuesday10:0018:00*
    Wednesday10:0018:00*
    Thursday10:0018:00*
    Friday10:0018:00*
    Saturday10:0018:00*
    Sunday10:0018:00*
    Bank Holiday10:0018:00
    Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

    Awards

    • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020
    • Regional AwardsWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

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