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Western Approaches Museum

Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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the most important place on the planet in ww2 a visit should be on everyones list -not advertised... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Impressive school visit!

As Trip organiser this was our first visit as a school to the WA. 160 Year 8 boys from Wirral... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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A hidden gem in the center of the city also know as the Liverpool War Museum. This was the underground command center for the Navy, Air Force and Marines tracking Atlantic enemy submarine and convoy shipping during World War II. Offering fascinating...more
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World War 2 Underground H Q 1-3 Rumford Street | Exchange Flags, Liverpool L2 8SZ, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

the most important place on the planet in ww2 a visit should be on everyones list -not advertised enough

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank bobyouel
Maps21804242741, Manager at Western Approaches Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Wow, such a fantastic response, we are very glad you enjoyed your visit to us, we are very proud of our hidden museum / time capsule. Thank you for finding us and understanding the recognition we deserve as playing our vital part in WW2!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

As Trip organiser this was our first visit as a school to the WA. 160 Year 8 boys from Wirral Grammar School for Boys rotated in five groups each with a guide from the Museum. They experienced a fantastic insight into the key Battle of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Wirralwelshman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having discovered that my wife's father's cousin had served as CPO in the WRENS in the operations room we had to visit during a day trip to Liverpool We were greeted by Olivia whose enthusiasm was infectious When she discovered our family connection we spent...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Douglas P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I knew Liverpool a little both during and after wwii but was astonished to find that this unknown bunker was the place from which the war in the Atlantic was directed. It's a revelation! First impressions are of a rather bleak and ordinary building with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cbbarrie2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the location from which the British Navy Command fought the battle of the Atlantic, it is well worth spending a couple of hours hearing about the convoy system and the battle against the German U boats sent to attack them. I found it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 235AndrewR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Western Approaches. I found it to be interesting and informative and the stories of the Wrens are something all young people should learn about - particularly young girls.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Angela V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a very interesting couple of hours learning about the convoys in the North Atlantic in the underground operations rooms,it was uncovered while excavating for a new car park,it’s a place where the old and especially the young should visit to see and appreciate what...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ray_done2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visitted this historic place after searching around the back streets. This is where the Royal Navy aided by th eother services engaged in the Battle of the Atlantic against the Germans in World War 2. Fortunately they won although many many Merchant Marine as...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tony H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An absolutely amazing experience. A fascinating insight into how we survived the 2nd World War without modern technology.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank John C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an excellent bit of Liverpool history. We chose to have a guide, and she was wonderful, full of historic facts, told to us with such enthusiastic charm. It turned out it was her first tour. Didn't guess that. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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29 January 2019|
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Response from emmas770 | Property representative |
Hi we have 4 stair case , 2 up and 2 down with about 15 steps in each and a few others of 2-3 steps
Emma B
22 November 2018|
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Response from emmas770 | Property representative |
until March we are open Tuesday to Friday ( ie just closed Mondays) rest of the year open 7 days a week
20 January 2016|
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Response from edward M | Reviewed this property |
There are quite a few stairs to get up and down.If any of your ladies normally avoid stairs due to mobility issues this may not be the place to go. The venue will be able to handle your size of group but for the best... More