Western Approaches HQ

1-3 Rumford Street
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Liverpool
Merseyside
L2 8SZ

Tel: 0151 227 2008

Western Approaches Map Room

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£10.50 per ticket
Child (5-16yrs old)£9.00 per ticket
Child (under 5yrs old)Free
Concessions (Senior Citizens)£9.00 per ticket
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children 5-16yrs)£30.00 per ticket
Groups (of 10 people or more)£9.00 per person per day

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis. For the most up to date information on ticket prices click either 'Visit Website' button on this page

About

An amazing secret underground WWII bunker on Rumford Street in Liverpool. Western Approaches played a pivotal role in the Battle of the Atlantic. Walk through hidden rooms and discover the stories locked in the wartime bunker that protected the tactics and secrets of the British Armed Forces plotting to protect Britain's sea supply routes and aid the Allied victory. 

Glimpse the documents and tools the forces used to monitor enemy convoys and inform the British government of their findings whilst keeping their intelligence secret from the enemy, including one of only two surviving wartime phones which has a direct connection to the war cabinet in London.

Experience for yourself where commanders, WRNS and WAAF personnel worked every day and night in the Map Room, the nerve centre of the Battle of the Atlantic. Here they monitored convoy routes and vital shipping lines, and pin-pointed enemy locations on a huge map; total accuracy was necessary to enable the Royal Navy to contact and destroy the enemy. 

Western Approaches is a step back in time and visitors are invited to immerse themselves in all the rooms. sitting at desks where the original bunker occupants worked. 

Facilities

Other

  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Family Fun
  • Groups accepted
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking (charge)
  • Visitor Centre

Children & Infants

  • Child Friendly

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Exit the M62 at jct 4, follow the city centre sign on Edge Lane (A5047). Edge Lane will change into Mount Vernon, then Pembroke Rd. Pembroke Rd will change into London Rd stay on London Rd till it ends. Turn Right onto Churchhill Way (Elevated Rd) stick to the left hand Lane. This road turns into Dale St, then Water St. Rumford St is situated on your right.

There is pay and display parking on Rumford Street in front of the museum and plenty of other car parks nearby. 

Public Transport Directions

There are a number of train stations in close vicinity to the museum;

Moorfields Station James Street Station Lime Street Station

You can check your local train shedules on the Northern Rail and Merseyrail websites.

The museum is also well serviced by local bus routes.

Liverpool John Lennon Airport is 11.2 miles from the museum for international visitors.

TripAdvisor

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    252
  • Very Good
    97
  • Average
    21
  • Poor
    19
  • Terrible
    13

Recent Reviews:

  • william c
    Denny, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Solo travel
    very interesting
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 7th October 2018
    all people under 50 years should visit this museum. it a real window into the past.it shows the impact of WW2 Read full review
  • Unome4
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Solo travel
    Hidden gem!
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 5th October 2018
    I visited here today and hearing about it from a friend and i was pleasantly surprised! To walk past, you wouldn't even know it was there. Once you begin the tour it is as if you have entered a... Read full review
  • Jan D
    Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
    Really interesting
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 2nd October 2018
    The museum is really interesting and informative in an accessible way. There is lots of interactive displays, which are great for children and adults alike. I had very little knowledge of the... Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018)
DayTimes
Monday10:0017:00
Tuesday10:0017:00
Wednesday10:0017:00
Thursday10:0017:00
Friday10:0017:00
Saturday10:0017:00
Sunday10:0017:00
Bank Holiday10:0017:00

* Last admission is 16.15

Awards

  • National AwardsDisabledGo DisabledGo 2013

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