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Western Approaches Museum

Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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no need for hard hats here anymore

this is a most interest site situation right in the city of liverpool centre. very accesssable, it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stanley C
United Kingdom
Amazing & Interesting.

My partner and I visited Liverpool for her birthday and went to Western Approach it is such an eye... read more

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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 1 week ago

this is a most interest site situation right in the city of liverpool centre. very accesssable, it gives an insight as to the part liverpool played in the battle of the atlantic against german submarines attacking our shipping

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Stanley C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I visited Liverpool for her birthday and went to Western Approach it is such an eye opener and very interesting to see how things developed during the war,the staff were very knowledgeable and friendly,a thoroughly enjoyable visit,we will visit again on our...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First heard of this attraction on a tv programme prior to last November’s Armastice weekend. My uncle served on the Atlantic convoys in WWII, survived loss of two ships and subsequently joined Minesweepers and returned home safely. Found the museum full of interesting displays, information...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Billy1936
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had a great time visiting the museum. Got a real sense of what was happening when the war was on and life inside the building. Staff were excellent, spent time talking through some of the exhibits and gave plenty of advice....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank James C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a must for anyone who is interested in the history of Liverpool. Fantastic building and great for all ages

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Jane831
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found this amazing place purely by accident. I was immediately attracted to it as my Grandfather was in the Royal Navy during the last war. It’s a hugely atmospheric place. I would recommend it very highly. It’s very hands on and interactive. The WWII...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank dpcbeech
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is a gem, wonderfully restored. Very informative, with excellent staff and artifacts. Enjoyed reading all the WRN information, a must see for serious history buffs

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank joyce m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a few days in Liverpool, hitting a lot of the popular attractions, but this was by far the highlight for all of us. The staff were fantastic, the bunker itself fascinating, and a special shout out to the codebreaker trail - a really...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank toots107
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've wanted to go to this museum for ages, and finally managed it. I have to say I didn't find it that easy to find on foot from a station, but eventually picked up some signs, and navigated by map and phone. I can't imagine...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Cornwallgurl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting museum still in its development stages. Interactive so good for kids.Gives a real glance into working in a military bunker. Would visit again when it has had its full development.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Elaine M
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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 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