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“Some interesting place to visit”

Museum of Liverpool
Ranked #6 of 204 things to do in Liverpool
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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).
Novosibirsk, Russia
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“Some interesting place to visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013

The museum tells in details the history of the town. The expositions are very interesting and vivid. Any information needed can be found there.

Visited July 2013
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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“Was expecting better”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2013

I visited here this week with my two children aged 5 and 2. We were greeted very warmly, and advised to get a ticket for Little Liverpool, which we did and wandered around until it was our slot. Little Liverpool is very small and very disappointing, and although my 5 year old is within the target age, she was bored after 5 minutes. My two year old, however, thought the water was great but was too little to reach them properly leading me to think that they're not quite sure who they're aiming this at. The pre-amble by the guide left a lot to be desired - the first 5 minutes of entry are spent telling you the 101 rules and regulations of your visit, with a reminder to leave when the music plays your last word of 'welcome'. Dreadful. The rest of the museum is okay, but ultimately boring for small children as there are few interactive exhibits and no way to enjoy the views of the Mersey as the blinds were drawn and the terrace on the first floor inaccessible.

We visited the café for lunch before we left and the prices are astronomical and the choice poor. I do understand that museums are free and have to be subsidised but this seems false economy to me - there is so much passing trade that they could attract in such a good location with a good menu in an interesting setting but the prices will deter people.
Overall very disappointing.

Visited July 2013
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Windermere, United Kingdom
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“Great museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2013 via mobile

Great place to learn about the history of Liverpool spent a good 2 hours there . The only let down for me was what seemed to local people there that were letting their very young kids run riot around the place which was very distracting !!!

Visited July 2013
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“Really Interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

Really wonderful experience, you get a real sense of the depth and breadth of the history of Liverpool and the surrounding areas. Covers all sorts of interesting topics including the huge musical and sporting history of the city, which was one of the highlights for me. There is a really great exhibition on the social changes in the city and an insight into the realities of city life at the present. The exhibition on the scouse dialect and what it means to be scouse was really entertaining. Would highly recommend this museum, there is something for everyone and is great for anyone wanting to investigate the story of Liverpool, and it's free.

Visited May 2013
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“Brill for all ages”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

The Museum is fab, if you want to find out about the history of Liverpool then definitely give it a go.

Visited August 2012
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