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
    229
  • Very Good
    89
  • Average
    21
  • Poor
    19
  • Terrible
    12

Recent Reviews:

  • Lemonie22
    Bedford, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Well worth seeing
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 20th August 2018
    I went to this museum today and can highly recommend a visit if you are interested in war history without loads of overly technical detail. The information boards are fab and provide interesting... Read full review
  • komazzz
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    A brilliant day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 20th August 2018
    Loads to do, activities, interesting information and packed with original features, like stepping back in time, me and my partner throughly enjoyed as did his 14 year old brother. Brilliant value for... Read full review
  • rattyhelen
    Newcastle
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Brilliant visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 20th August 2018
    We went on a Sunday afternoon and we were greeted by friendly staff. The museum is well laid out with lots of information to learn about the World War 2 bunker in Liverpool. There are lots of parts... 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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