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Western Approaches Museum

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World War 2 Underground H Q 1-3 Rumford Street | Exchange Flags, Liverpool L2 8SZ, England
+44 151 227 2008
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An Enlightening Visit

It was very interesting to see what happened under this large office block in 2nd World War. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Excellent museum

Took a group of 34 mostly retired people and had a fascinating couple of hours. The sense of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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PLEASE SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR DETAILS OF OPENING HOURS OVER CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR 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 and authentic military insight, little has been altered in this 70-year-old subterranean control bunker.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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World War 2 Underground H Q 1-3 Rumford Street | Exchange Flags, Liverpool L2 8SZ, England
+44 151 227 2008
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was very interesting to see what happened under this large office block in 2nd World War. The tour takes you through rooms showing how people lived for several days at a time in cramp conditions. Eventually you get to the hub of the operation...More

Thank Thingwall
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a group of 34 mostly retired people and had a fascinating couple of hours. The sense of history is very apparent, and although we hadn't booked a tour guide, Dave came round with us and gave us a potted history. Very good.

Thank JudithCatton
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my grandson aged 10 and granddaughter aged 8 to see this newly opened visitor attraction. We spent an hour exploring this fascinating time capsule that explains how we survived and eventually succeeded with the help of our allies and colonies during the Second...More

Thank steverpye267
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The nerve centre of the battle for the Atlantic - a tragic event exhibited in an authentic manner. Would be worth a re-visit as and when more of the complex was opened up.

Thank mikee1000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is the nerve centre concerning the Battle of the Atlantic ,it is very informative of how the war affected liverpool and the offensive was moved to Liverpool from Portsmouth .Spent a very informative 1.30hrs .It was amazing to explore these tunnels hidden under the...More

Thank maggie416
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with two sceptical boys of 9 and 13. Both really enjoyed the authentic setting and the atmosphere of the place. Great feel of the 40’s and the gravitas of what tool place there.

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to this museum a few times now and I never get tired of it. It is so fascinating how it is hidden away under the pavement in the very centre of the City. To think that the final defeat of the U-boat...More

Thank Big_Jeff_Leo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited with my mother and sister. Staff are very welcoming and are genuinely interested in the museum and its exhibits. The place has that wonderful quality of slipping into a lost world, it is not one of those sanitised places with everything hidden behind...More

Thank Mrsfrogfeet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Struggled to find this hidden gem, but was well worth the effort. It's room are interesting and it's a place that allows you to touch many of the items held within it. The rooms are very life like .and l am looking g forward to...More

Thank Elizabeth A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a couple of hours to kill whilst in Liverpool city centre and decided to visit the Western Approaches. When you enter the bunker, it is not liking entering a museum but more like a step back in time. You can sense what it...More

Thank fundraiserpaddy
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Response from klingoneddie | 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