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Museum of Liverpool

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Address: Pier Head, Liverpool L3 1DG, England
Phone Number:
+44 151 478 4545
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

The stunning new Museum of Liverpool is the world’s first national museum...

The stunning new Museum of Liverpool is the world’s first national museum devoted to the history of a regional city, demonstrating Liverpool’s unique contribution to the world. This fantastic, free family day includes the stage where John Lennon and Paul McCartney first met, Ben Johnson’s Liverpool Cityscape, a life-size Liverbird, the first Ford Anglia from Ford’s Halewood production line and Chris Boardman’s famous Lotus sport bike. Don’t miss the 360º immersive films about football and The Beatles! Notes to editors: Major funders include the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA), the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the Department of Culture Media and Sport (DCMS).The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) is making a real difference to people and businesses in the Northwest. With €755 million to invest between 2007 and 2013, ERDF is enhancing the competitiveness of the region’s economy by supporting growth in enterprise and employment. ERDF in the Northwest is managed by the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA).

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The Liverpool City Experience

We visited this museum with friends in March 2017. Firstly, it is a free museum. Secondly, the building itself is worth visiting - being a standout new development located right... read more

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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited this museum with friends in March 2017. Firstly, it is a free museum. Secondly, the building itself is worth visiting - being a standout new development located right on the historic Pier Head. Thirdly, there is so much content. Three floors with plenty of interest; special displays on life in the docks, the overhead electric railway, sixties Liverpool,... More 

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have visited lots of museums, this one is poor to all the others I have been to, top floor boring, at least it's free to get in would have felt ripped of if a entrance fee was charged

Thank Whitley1962
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was disappointed by this museum. Liverpool has such a rich culture and fascinating history, but this museum only has space to skirt over the surface of each topic, without doing any area justice. The layout means that displays are crowded and overlapping AV content is distracting. I would recommend picking a specialist museum instead depending on your interests, such... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had great expectations of this museum but that expectation was rapidly disappointed. Taken the history of the cotton industry. Liverpool dock was the entry point for raw cotton which was then transported to the mills several miles inland, either by lorry or by canal barge. On display was a 'cotton ring'. An attractive circular piece of furniture with small... More 

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Duntocher, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed my visit , covers history of liverpool in great detail but in an interesting way Really enjoyed the Beatles show

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A real sincere look at the history of Liverpool, particularly the maritime history. Very well organised, boss displays and some quality exhibits (if you're into film and film history, it has one of the Lumiere brothers' first films taken from the Docker's Umbrella), the Docker's struggle being a pretty cool bit. Obviously, The Beatles and the footy clubs are well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It explains what Liverpool and its people passed troughout the years. Very interesting and good explanation .

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a striking building, shaped like a pair of waves and with superb views from the panoramic windows at either end. This museum is deliberately local in character, in contrast to to the wonderful World Museum, a mile to the north. Liverpool has a rich cultural history and there is plenty to see without overpowering visitors. Admission is free... More 

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North West England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We haven't travelled to Liverpool for a couple of years but decided that we would visit the Museum of Liverpool as there was bound to be something of interest there for us. Actually negotiating the diversions and new road layouts was a bit of a nightmare and we eventually ended up in an underground carpark and so it was a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the museum and was very impressed at how it was laid out and the level of detail there. The place is designed well for everyone and a lot of the exhibits have multi format so everyone can enjoy the museum

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