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Museum of Liverpool

Pier Head
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 1DG

Tel: 0151 478 4545

Museum of Liverpool's 'Window with a View' Winner.

About

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. In 2018, it will mark 10 years on Liverpool’s UNESCO World Heritage Site waterfront and 10 years of representing Liverpool’s unique and interesting history.

Hop on board the overhead railway, get up close to the stage where John Lennon and Paul McCartney first met, immerse yourself in the city’s rich sporting and creative history and experience for yourself what it means to be Liverpudlian. Don’t miss the 360º immersive films about Liverpool and Everton FC and The Beatles!

Exhibits showcase popular culture and tackle social, historical and contemporary issues of Liverpool’s region in an accessible, engaging manner.

More than 6,000 objects bring Liverpool’s incredible heritage to life, celebrating thousands of years of the city’s achievements.

Exhibits include Ben Johnson’s Liverpool Cityscape, a life-size Liverbird, the first Ford Anglia from Ford’s Halewood production line and Chris Boardman’s famous Lotus sport bike. Book a place in Little Liverpool and introduce your youngest children to the wonders of the Museum of Liverpool.

The museum also houses changing exhibits, examples include ‘Reel Stories’: that explores Liverpool’s history on the silver screen and ‘Growing up in the city’ which s a photographic exhibition exploring a childhood in Liverpool.

Head to the skylight galleries to see the sweeping views of the Three Graces - this window actually won ‘Best window with a view’ - so is definitely worth a stop off.

The café on the ground floor serves delicious traditional British food with a contemporary twist. Here, you can relax and enjoy excellent views of the canal and Albert Dock. Free Wifi is also available here.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Road access to Merseyside is excellent with the motorway network making access to central areas quick and easy. From the M6 follow the M56 or M62 to Liverpool.

Public Transport Directions

Regular services to and from Liverpool make it one of the most accessible cities on the UK rail network. Virgin trains operate a London-Liverpool service, with a journey time of just over 2 hours. National Express operate regular services from all major towns and cities in Britain to Norton Street Coach Station, Liverpool.

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    3425
  • Very Good
    1478
  • Average
    359
  • Poor
    89
  • Terrible
    39

Recent Reviews:

  • Kathy K
    Houston, Texas
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Great way to learn the history of Liverpool
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 18th January 2018
    This large museum is free, and it's full of information about Liverpool's past and present. To get the full experience, you need 2-3 hours. There's so much to see! Read full review
  • Cherry H
    Trip type:
    Solo travel
    Best Museum Ever!
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 18th January 2018
    I popped into this museum on a cold windy day trip and there was so much to see that I stayed the whole day until pick-up time. I had a lovely soup in the café and just wandered around, and even... Read full review
  • J F
    Trip type:
    Family
    Good place to learn about the city
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 17th January 2018
    I'll start by saying the food and tea are pretty cheap here compared to other places locally and taste decent. For a museum you get to learn about the history of Liverpool, from Neolithic man right... Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018)

* Open daily from 10am-5pm.

Awards

  • Visit England Code of Practice 2013
  • Local AwardsLiverpool City Region Annual Tourism Awards Liverpool City Region Annual Tourism Awards 2012

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