World Museum

William Brown Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 8EN

Tel: +44 (0)151 478 4393

Entrance to the World Museum from above featuring yellow, red, green and blue hanging banners and a giant skeleton of a flying type dinosaur.

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About

From the sea to the stars, a visit to World Museum reveals millions of years of the Earth’s history through thousands of exhibits and hands-on activities.

World Museum have been working hard to welcome you back safely, so you'll notice a few changes around the museum.

There will be a lower capacity of visitors within the building, suggested one way routes with clear signage, enhanced cleaning procedures, hand sanitiser stations at key points, cafes and shops operating a contacless payment method and interactive touch points closed.

The museum will remain free but you will have to book a ticket for a timed slot to visit. Visit the Liverpool Museums website for more information on when tickets will become available.

Travel to distant continents and ancient civilisations in the amazing galleries.

The Museum’s 'Ancient Egypt' is a journey through time gallery takes visitors on a 5,000-year adventure to the land of the pharaohs, and reveals one of the UK’s most significant collections of Egyptian objects. There’s no better place to come face-to-face with the past and delve deeper into the myths, mysteries and rituals surrounding the ancient Egyptian afterlife than in the gallery’s atmospheric Mummy Room.

Discover the wonders of the natural world in the award winning Clore Natural History Centre. This is the place to get your hands on more than 20,000 of the most unusual items from the huge collections, from a hippopotamus skull to a mammoth tooth.

There’s also the Weston Discovery Centre, which offers a range of activities and interaction to provide a fascinating insight into human history throughout the ages.

Find a rainbow array of beautiful tropical fish at the aquarium, expert staff are on hand to answer questions and run demonstrations in which visitors can observe and learn more about live marine creatures .Get closer than you ever thought possible to creepy crawlies at the bug house. The bug house displays a selection of specimens from the museum's vast research collection alongside real live colonies of leaf cutter ants.

Blast off into space at World Museum’s Planetarium with some brand new shows. Meet IQ, Scooter and Nat in Fly me to the Moon, a fantastic adventure for young space fans aged four and over. Or, join Coyote in a fast-paced, fun show that explores lunar phases, eclipses and other puzzles in Earth, Moon and Sun, aimed at visitors aged six and over. Buy your tickets at the information desk on your visit.

Don’t forget to complete your day with a relaxing visit to the Museum’s brand new café and shop facilities. .

Open daily, 10am-6pm. Free entry.
William Brown Street
Liverpool
L3 8EN

liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml

@world_museum

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  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Disabled Access
  • Free Admission
  • Groups accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Parking (charge)
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Parking Available
  • Schools Accepted

Children & Infants

  • Child Friendly

Payment Methods

  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Switch accepted
  • Visa accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Follow the brown and white road signs for central Liverpool attractions and Walker Art Gallery Look out for signs for St John's or Queen Square car parks. These are between the main shopping area bus stops and St John's Gardens (behind St George's Hall). World Museum Liverpool is on the other side of St John's Gardens.

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. www.merseytravel.gov.uk has comprehensive transport information and a ‘Journey Planner’ service or you can call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33.

TripAdvisor

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Tripadvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Travelers Choice 2022
  • Excellent
    1892
  • Very Good
    950
  • Average
    375
  • Poor
    122
  • Terrible
    62

Recent Reviews:

  • 88ovidius
    Dublin, Ireland
    Trip type:
    Couples
    World museum
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 31st July 2022
    Great museum in a stunning building in the hart of Liverpool.Egyptian exhibition was so interesting and all the other rooms are full of artefacts from around the world. Read full review
  • RainyBee6
    Barnsley, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    Fantastic Free Museum
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 3rd August 2022
    This is hands down one of the best free museums that we’ve ever been to. Our children were both fascinated, even our pre-teen, which is more than unusual! They especially loved the Egyptian area. I... Read full review
  • Connor R
    Plymouth, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    Dr Who
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 6th August 2022
    We visited here mainly to see the Doctor Who exhibit which was brilliant to see the different props and costumes used in the show. The rest of the museum was nice too Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 January 2022 - 31 December 2022)
DayTimes
MondayClosed*
Tuesday10:0018:00*
Wednesday10:0018:00*
Thursday10:0018:00*
Friday10:0018:00*
Saturday10:0018:00*
Sunday10:0018:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Awards

  • National AwardsDisabledGo DisabledGo 2013
  • Regional AwardsLiverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2018 - Winner Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2018 - Winner 2018
  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020
  • Regional AwardsWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021
  • RegionalInclusive Places Charter Inclusive Places Charter 2022

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