Liverpool Museums

(Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK)

Photo showing the World MuseumThe image of Liverpool has changed so much since the arrival of the 21st century, and the city's museums have never been more appealing. Particularly noteworthy is the World Museum Liverpool on William Brown Street, which dates back more than 150 years and has recently undergone a major renovation project, literally doubling the size of many of the exhibition spaces.

The Merseyside Maritime Museum is another much-visited attraction in Liverpool and occupies a large renovated warehouse on the Albert Dock, together with the Piermaster's House. Visitors will learn all about the city's rich seafaring heritage and international status, and the revolutionary design of the Albert Dock, which allowed ships to both load and unload from the adjacent brick-built warehouses. Worth bearing in mind, the admission price at many of the museums often includes unlimited access for up to 12 months, suiting those planning multiple visits.

Museum of Chemical Industry - Catalyst

Address: Mersey Road, Warrington, Cheshire, WA8 0DF, England
Tel: +44 (0)151 420 1121
The Museum of Chemical Industry is located in Warrington, on the outskirts of the city, and is home to a wealth of scientific items. With many interactive displays, an impressive observatory on the roof, a café and a gift shop, this lively museum is within easy reach of the city.
Open hours: Tuesday to Friday - 10:00 to 17:00, Saturday and Sunday - 11:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge, discounts available for seniors, children and families

Conservation Centre

Address: Whitechapel, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 6HZ, England
Tel: +44 (0)151 478 4999
The Conservation Centre can be found in the heart of the city, within the Whitechapel area, and is full of interesting collections. Highlights at the Conservation Centre include Beatles memorabilia, Egyptian artefacts, numerous hands-on displays, paintings, a gift shop and a popular café area.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 10:00 to 17:00, Sunday - 12:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge, seniors and children are free

World Museum Liverpool

Address: William Brown Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 8EN, England
Tel: +44 (0)151 478 4399
The Liverpool Museum, in the city centre, is one of the most important in Merseyside and was founded in the mid-19th century. This vast complex is divided up into different elements, including an impressive section about Natural History with many fascinating exhibits. This museum is actually the largest of its kind in the whole city and is well worth a visit. Attractions nearby include St. John's Garden, the John Moores University, St. George's Hall, Wellington's Column and the Empire Theatre.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 10:00 to 17:00, Sunday - 12:00 to 17:00
Admission: free

Merseyside Maritime Museum picture

Merseyside Maritime Museum

Address: Riverside Walk, Albert Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 4AQ, England
Tel: +44 (0)151 207 0001
Located within the trendy Albert Dock area, the Merseyside Maritime Museum is home to an enormous amount of maritime artefacts and historical exhibits. Highlights include audiovisuals, original scale-models of many important ships, such as the world-famous Titanic, and numerous hands-on displays, which are especially popular with children. There is also a separate HM Customs and Excise area containing historical smuggling displays and exciting activities, a café, a restaurant and a nautical gift shop. Close by you will find attractions such as the Tate Gallery, the Beatles Story, the Pump House and the Yellow Duckmarine.
Open hours: daily - 10:00 to 17:00
Admission: free

Norton Priory Museum

Address: Tudor Road, Manor Park, Warrington, Cheshire, WA7 1SX, England
Tel: +44 (0)1928 569895
Situated within the neighbouring town of Warrington, some 29 km / 18 miles to the southeast of the city, the Norton Priory is much more than just a museum and has origins as far back as the 12th century. Filled with many archaeological exhibits from the area, other attractions include stunning landscaped gardens, woodland trails, a historic ice house, seasonal events, a café, picnic areas and various exhibitions.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 12:00 to 17:00, Saturday and Sunday - 12:00 to 18:00
Admission: charge, discounts available for children and seniors

Western Approaches Museum

Address: 1-3 Rumford Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L2 8SZ, England
Tel: +44 (0)151 227 2008
Located in the city centre and close to the Town Hall, the Western Approaches is one of the most unusual museums of its kind in the city and was originally used by the army as underground headquarters during the Second World War, playing an important role in the Battle of the Atlantic victory. Exhibits include an authentic period schoolroom, gas masks and many other historic war-related artefacts. Do note that the Western Approaches remains closed during the winter months.
Open hours: March to October, Monday to Thursday, Saturday - 10:30 to 16:30
Admission: charge, discounts available for seniors, children and families

Liverpool Football Club Museum

Address: Anfield Road, Liverpool, Merseyside, L4 0TH, England
Tel: +44 (0)151 260 6677
The Liverpool Football Club Museum, in the Walton area, is full of interesting exhibits about city's famous football club and Anfield Stadium itself. With many historical items, there is also much information relating to some of the club's most famous players, such as soccer legends Emlyn Hughes, Ian Rush, Michael Owen, Roger Hunt and Steven Gerrard, amongst other star players. Of particular note are the interactive displays and the multitude of the club's trophies, as well as the gift shop, where you buy a large amount of football-related merchandise.
Open hours: daily - 10:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge, discounts available for children

Prescot Museum

Address: 34 Church Street, Prescot, Knowsley, L34 3LA, England
Tel: +44 (0)151 430 7787
The Prescot Museum is sited within the Huyton area, near to the St. Bartholomew Church and within the adjoining town of Prescot. Celebrating the city's rich watch-making history, this attraction offers regular displays, seasonal events and a large gift shop, as well as many interesting visiting exhibitions, which in the past have included everything from vintage motorcycles and sporting gear, to children's television programmes, period clothing and 'ingenious inventions'. This imposing Georgian townhouse was actually used as a bank until 1982, when it was converted into the Prescot Museum of today.
Open hours: Tuesday to Saturday - 10:00 to 13:00, 14:00 to 17:00, Sunday - 14:00 to 17:00
Admission: free

Circa 1900 Gallery

Address: Holt's Arcade, India Buildings, Liverpool, Merseyside, L69 2AL, England
Tel: +44 (0)151 236 1282
The commercial Circa 1900 Gallery, in central Liverpool, features an impressive collection of Art Nouveau and Art Deco items, most of which are for sale at varying prices. Further highlights include furniture, paintings, sculptures, stylish light fittings and an array of decorative objects.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 10:00 to 18:00
Admission: free