Bug House at World Museum Liverpool

World Museum Liverpool
William Brown Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 8EN
A giant model of a fly at the World Museum

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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:

    • 1234texas
      Seabrook, Texas
      Trip type:
      Couples
      A combo museum of history and science
      3 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 6th September 2022
      This is another nice museum, just not a great one. The orientation is focused on young people than adults, but the Egypt collection will be stimulating for adults--it has some very good pieces and a... Read full review
    • shoemaker_10
      Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Family
      spend a morning
      4 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 8th September 2022
      one of the oldest aquariums, prehistoric display etc and currently (until October ) a Dr Who exhibition which is detailed in display and explanation. Read full review
    • JennCara
      Birkenhead, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Couples
      Only come for the Doctor Who exhibition...
      4 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 10th September 2022
      Recently went to the museum for the Doctor Who world of wonder section. It was really interesting if you are a Doctor Who fan! The museum itself feels quite empty and run down, not super interesting... Read full review

    Opening Times

    Open (1 January 2022 - 31 December 2022)
    DayTimes
    Monday10:0017:00*
    Tuesday10:0017:00*
    Wednesday10:0017:00*
    Thursday10:0017:00*
    Friday10:0017:00*
    Saturday10:0017:00*
    Sunday10:0017:00*
    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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