Museum of Liverpool

Pier Head
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 1DG

Tel: 0151 478 4545

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

About

In line with government recommendations, all National Museums Liverpool venues are temporarily closed to the public until further notice to support efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). For more information please visit the National Museums Liverpool website. 

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

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    4583
  • Very Good
    1920
  • Average
    448
  • Poor
    108
  • Terrible
    49

Recent Reviews:

  • sueg197
    Malton, United Kingdom
    Excellent free attraction
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 18th March 2020
    Great museum to spend an hour or two browsing the different exhibitions. Happy to leave a donation as not much is free nowadays and this was very enjoyable. Read full review
  • Weedykk
    Good museum
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 21st March 2020
    A three storey modern building in the historic docks area. Tells the story of the rise of Liverpool through trade from the early sugar, slave and tobacco imports to its decline in the 50s with real... Read full review
  • 302mollys
    Market Harborough, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Great for a rainy day
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 25th March 2020
    We visited here during a weekend in Liverpool. It was raining and we thought it would be good to head inside. The attraction is free and there is plenty to see on several floors. Also a cafe and gift... Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 January 2020 - 31 December 2020)

* 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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