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.

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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    3787
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    1626
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    392
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Recent Reviews:

  • rocco43
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Business
    A must when in Liverpool
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 13th August 2018
    A great museum showing lots of Liverpool life, the current Yoko Ono exhibition is spectacular, and I defy any Beatle fan to leave with dry eyes. Great location down by the waterfront. Read full review
  • eb9912345
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Informative
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 13th August 2018
    Interesting if you are wanting to know more about the city. Caters for kids aswell as all the other age ranges. We didn’t spend much time in here but went for a quick look due to it being free entry... Read full review
  • sarahcarroll88
    Cardiff, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Excellent experience visiting the John and Yoko exhibition
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 13th August 2018
    We only really looked at the John and Yoko exhibition so comments are mainly about that Highlights - Free entry to the museum - John and Yoko exhibition: this was really interesting and conveyed... 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
  • Regional AwardsLiverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2018 - Winner Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2018 - Winner 2018

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