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Western Approaches Museum

1 Rumford Street
L2 8SZ

Tel: 0151 227 2008

Fax: 0151 236 6913

Western Approaches Museum


Explore World War II Top Secret Underground Headquarters - an intricate labyrinth of rooms, once a top-secret nerve centre in 1940s wartime Britain.

Set beneath the streets of Liverpool, re-live the times of 1940's Britain with an insight into the life and works of the Wrens and Waafs working under constant pressure in the original area command headquarters for The Battle of the Atlantic.

Visit a re-construction of the 50,000 sq ft labyrinth of rooms on the original site which brings a dramatic period of history vividly to life.

Open everyday except Friday and Sunday.
Open from 10.30 - 16.30 (last admission 15.30)

Please note: The Bunker is open seasonally from March - November. Special arrangements can be made for group bookings during the winter months.



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

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

Children & Infants

  • Child Friendly

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.

Public Transport Directions

Moorfields Train Station is 0.2 miles Away.
Liverpool John Lennon Airport is 11.2 miles from the Attraction.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • kirbchr
      Trip type:
      Closed until mid-August 2017 for refurbishment
      1 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 6th July 2017
      We came to Liverpool early to ensure we had time to visit this museum. This afternoon we walked there to find it closed. There was a handwritten note stating it was closed for refurbishment until... Read full review
    • Kerry S
      Fakenham, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Friends getaway
      Surprise 'find'
      4 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 11th June 2017
      Very under-publicised attraction in the centre of Liverpool. Cost just £6 each and we spent a very interesting hour looking around some of the WWII command rooms beneath the city. Left as they were... Read full review
    • H B B
      London, United Kingdom
      Fascinating but could do with more input.
      3 of 5 stars
      Monday, 5th June 2017
      Fascinating for us as one parent had worked in the plotting room during the war. But overall the explanations were very limited - for example how were messages decoded and transmitted; who were the... Read full review

    Opening Times

    Open (1 Mar 2017 - 31 Oct 2017)
    Closed (1 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018)

    * Last admission 3.30pm

    Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


    • National AwardsDisabledGo DisabledGo 2013

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