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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Tripadvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Travelers Choice 2021
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Recent Reviews:

  • stressedparent
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Poor octopus!
    3 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 8th September 2021
    Visited on a Sunday afternoon in August. It was very busy, mainly families. There seems to be absolutely no attempt at any social distancing, in face I hardly saw any staff. Kids running round... Read full review
  • Busybee888
    St.Andrews
    One of the Best!
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 12th September 2021
    I loved all of it (except some of the noisier, and unrestrained children) and was impressed by all of the exhibits, particularly by the Aquarium area and the Fifth Floor Planetarium, where I was as... Read full review
  • John T
    Mold, United Kingdom
    Stunning Exhibition
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 13th September 2021
    A brilliant exhibition. Visited the AI with my husband and spent about 3 hours exploring and interacting with all the remarkable things on display. We found it mind blowing, informative and fun and... Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 January 2021 - 31 December 2021)
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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