World Museum

William Brown Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 8EN

Tel: +44 (0)151 478 4393

World Museum

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Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
AdmissionFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

About

World Museum will be reopening on 15th July 2020 following the lockdown period.

They 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.

 

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.

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-5pm. Free entry.
William Brown Street
Liverpool
L3 8EN

liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml

@world_museum

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Facilities

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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 2020
  • Excellent
    1861
  • Very Good
    930
  • Average
    365
  • Poor
    119
  • Terrible
    61

Recent Reviews:

  • lisamCambs
    Peterborough, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    Worth a visit
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 7th September 2020
    We visit the museum at the weekend, it was quite large, that we had to return the following day. Allow a few hours for the visit. The Museum definitely covered a lot from all around the world, with... Read full review
  • 819poppym
    Trip type:
    Family
    Bad
    1 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 10th October 2020
    the women was horrible and wouldn’t let us in and you have to have a ticket to go when it is supposed to be free Read full review
  • philb404
    Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Lovely museum
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 15th October 2020
    You have to book in advance which is good as you don't get the crowds some areas are closed due to covid but still worth a visit and still loads to see Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 January 2020 - 31 December 2020)
DayTimes
MondayClosed*
TuesdayClosed*
Wednesday10:0017:00*
Thursday10:0017:00*
Friday10:0017:00*
Saturday10:0017:00*
Sunday10:0017:00*

* Head along to World Museum for this fascinating free tour and find out about Liverpool's connection to ancient Egypt. Meet the visitor host at the entrance of the ancient Egypt gallery on floor 3.

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

Gradings

  • VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS
VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS

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