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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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The best party ever.

Ahhhh, this place is absolutely amazing! We held a 1940s staff party here and Dean and all of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Avril P
Amazing museum, 100% worth a visit.

Amazing venue I never knew existed - a museum with a bit more to it than most I have visited... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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We will be closed on Friday May 25th for the Battle of the Atlantic Conference. 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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World War 2 Underground H Q 1-3 Rumford Street | Exchange Flags, Liverpool L2 8SZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ahhhh, this place is absolutely amazing! We held a 1940s staff party here and Dean and all of the team were simply incredible. The venue is such a hidden gem and a great place to really step back in time and swing dance away. best.party.ever....More

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Rebecca H, Office Administrator at Western Approaches Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are really glad that you enjoyed your party. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing venue I never knew existed - a museum with a bit more to it than most I have visited before. The history behind this place is fantastic, I had no idea that in the maze of tunnels underground was basically where WW2 was won!...More

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Rebecca H, Office Administrator at Western Approaches Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind comments. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Western Approaches.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very (deliberately, I would now guess) unassuming entrance that would not be difficult to miss if you weren't looking for it. I saw this place on Tripadvisor and it sounded like an interesting way to pass a bit of time in the city. I...More

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Emma S, General Manager at Western Approaches Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review - it’s great to get such positive feedback

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what a hidden gem and a great place to visit Highly recommended. The staff on the front of house were excellent and very welcoming Loved the souvenir pass Great idea. Would have loved a souvenir brochure to buy and take away but it's a...More

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Emma S, General Manager at Western Approaches Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Peter - thank you for your review , we are always adding new things to add to our visitors’ experience and will be installing a new exhibition in early June and a souvenir brochure is definitely on the list . Thankyou again

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My first visit to this museum. As you entered, you felt like you were in a very important place, it had a sort of melancholy atmosphere. The voices of the operations being carried out (even the noise of typing) added to the atmosphere. In the...More

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Emma S, General Manager at Western Approaches Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi David thanks for your review and we look forward to seeing you back with your grandchildren ! Guided tours are available for £20 for a group of up to 20 please precook

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A secret base in the centre of Liverpool which was responsible for the safety of ships crossing the Atlantic. Sealed after the war ended, it is now available to tour at your own pace. Lots to read, look at and touch. With no barriers, you...More

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Emma s, General Manager at Western Approaches Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thankyou for your very kind review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museum is worth a visit to see the Bunkers and the equipment which was used to protect convoys in the Atlantic in WW2. All of the archive material is very interesting, particularly the letters and accounts of girls who worked in the bunker. It...More

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Emma S, General Manager at Western Approaches Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi James Thankyou for your kind review . We are continuing to develop the museum and have new exhibits planned and will continue to make it one of the best paid for heritage sites in Liverpool . Just a reminder that your ticket includes a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before considering a visit to the Western Approaches museum, it is important to have the correct level of expectation. It is not a modern, high expectation, interactive museum. It is a museum with genuine authentic WW2 technology and records. The layout within the museum consists...More

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Emma s, General Manager at Western Approaches Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for yor very accurate review - we definitely try to maintain a feel in the building without overwhelming it . We do have a family cipher trail for family visitors which is very popular and will be introducing new areas in...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Liverpool is not just the vibrant, multi cultural busy city you see today. This museum is a must see attraction to understand the true history of Liverpool. With first hand accounts of evacuees and hands on memorabilia. Set out as it would have been. I...More

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Emma S, General Manager at Western Approaches Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review we are delighted you enjoyed your visit !

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tucked away in an unassuming building near the waterfront of Liverpool this museum authentically recreates the scene of one of the crucial parts of the Allied victory in WW2. If you are interested in anything related to Liverpool and/or history this is a must see....More

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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
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