Bug House at World Museum Liverpool

World Museum Liverpool
William Brown Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 8EN
Bug House at World Museum Liverpool

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.

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.

TripAdvisor

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Tripadvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Travelers Choice 2020
  • Excellent
    1861
  • Very Good
    930
  • Average
    365
  • Poor
    119
  • Terrible
    61

Recent Reviews:

  • lisamCambs
    Peterborough, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    Worth a visit
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 7th September 2020
    We visit the museum at the weekend, it was quite large, that we had to return the following day. Allow a few hours for the visit. The Museum definitely covered a lot from all around the world, with... Read full review
  • 819poppym
    Trip type:
    Family
    Bad
    1 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 10th October 2020
    the women was horrible and wouldn’t let us in and you have to have a ticket to go when it is supposed to be free Read full review
  • philb404
    Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Lovely museum
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 15th October 2020
    You have to book in advance which is good as you don't get the crowds some areas are closed due to covid but still worth a visit and still loads to see Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 January 2020 - 31 December 2020)
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

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