World Museum
World Museum
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World Museum is a fantastic family day out! The world premiere exhibition, Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder is on now until 30 October 2022. Tickets on sale now. World Museum is free to access and there is plenty to explore. Dive deep in to the newly refurbished aquarium and the Treasure House Theatre; discover the natural world in the Clore Natural History Centre and Bug House; unveil the human world in the redeveloped World Cultures gallery and Weston Discovery Centre; explore the earth with dinosaurs and animals from around the world; and blast off into space and time through scientific instruments and the Planetarium. Drop in to the Café and gift shop on Ground Floor.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • yorkielass
    10 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Egyptian mummies
    Fun family museum. Very busy as it was school holidays, but still managed to see loads. Son enjoyed the Greek and Roman gods exhibition (extra charge) and the Egyptian mummies (better collection than British Museum).
    Visited July 2023
    Written 5 August 2023
  • Ian M
    Greater Manchester, United Kingdom329 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very enjoyable and educational
    I was going here in July when schools were in but when I arrived shortly after it opened. 3 coaches of primary school children arrived so decided to try during school holidays! So visited this week. Museum opens at 10 am and closes at 5 pm. Nice aquarium with plenty of detail of fish etc. Egyptian section I found particularly informative. Includes a section on actual mummies and details of how they are preserved. Also very informative section on the history of Egypt and comparison with what was happening in Europe at various stages. They were far advanced in many respects. I didn’t find the natural history that interesting but sure children would. There is a cafe on ground floor. The museum is free but there are charges for special exhibitions and the Planetarium. Glad I went.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 11 August 2023
  • James_Sam
    Derby, United Kingdom557 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fascinating free entry museum!
    A free entry fascinating museum with something for everyone! Natural History, Space, aquatic aquarium, ancient Egyptian artefacts and dinosaurs! Split over multiple levels with steps and lift access.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 August 2023
  • BigMick1983
    Liverpool, United Kingdom299 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very enjoyable family visit
    We visited yesterday with our young son and all had a really good time. Lots of interesting things to see and very informative. Our favourite sections were the Planetarium, Aquarium and Egypt. Lots to take in and look forward to going back again in the future.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 August 2023
  • manxseasider
    Ramsey, United Kingdom369 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great museum with different themes on each floor.
    Attended the museum when visiting Liverpool in order to see the ‘Return of the Gods’ exhibition. Great to find the museum generally still free with a suggested £5 donation for those that can afford it (although surely there should be terminals for electronic donation rather than just physical donation boxes - who carries cash nowadays??) The £8 entrance for the exhibition seemed reasonable in the light of the loaned historic pieces from the Blundell collection (and other sources) . The interpretation boards were informative and often amusing, hopefully making it accessible to all visitors, including children.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 September 2023
  • Annie r
    5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great FREE afternoon
    A great FREE afternoon! The musueum is 5 floors and has a real mix of everything including Egyptians, dinosaurs, space and even an Aquarium.. just to name a few. The hands on element was particularly engaging for children and enabled them to explore with the expert advice of staff in the museum. The restaurant was quite reasonably priced and the scouse was particularly delicious!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 November 2023
  • Helen J
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An Enjoyable and interesting museum!
    Wonderful museum we Had a great visit! I actually gone with my school! There are five wonderful floors to see. We had about 3 hours there. We looked at the ancient Egyptians and dinosaurs and the forest! The mummies were very interesting and a bit creepy to be honest! My favourite part was the Egyptians and forest! A big thank you to all the teachers that took us! I definitely recommend it! And a big big thank you the the people at Liverpool world museum! I hope you enjoy your visit!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 20 November 2023
  • sarahhj1
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An Amazing Museum
    We are a class of Year 3 and 4 pupils from Ysgol yr Hafod, Johnstown in Wrexham and we visited as part of our 'Time Travel' topic. We thought that the museum was fun, excellent, fascinating and enjoyable. It was very busy and we had a brilliant day. It is free to get in and there are five different floors to visit. There is an elevator that fits 8 people, although we all walked up the steps (which some of us didn't like)! We went to the floor of Ancient Egypt and most of us went to see the mummies. It was a bit spooky but very interesting. We also visited the dinosaurs which was really good and we all enjoyed looking at the fossils. We all agreed that there were very good exhibits. It has a lovely picnic room where we had our lunch, although some of us thought that the benches were a bit uncomfortable! We're sure that everybody who has been there has had an amazing time and we would definitely recommend it!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 28 November 2023
  • Jordan Sheaffer
    Northern Ireland, United Kingdom71 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting and fun experience
    We saw that the museum had a few free exhibits so we thought we would try it out as we had an hour or so free to kill, and I’m glad we went. The ground floor has a lovely cafe but we didn’t have anything there, the first floor and a great aquarium with a good selection of fish and other crustaceans. The second floor has an insect room which has live insects on display, the third floor has an exhibit on Egypt and has a lot of interesting artefacts and also real Mummies (with human remains visible). It was a very fun experience and would highly recommend the free exhibits!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 January 2024
  • Garynd881
    Leicester, United Kingdom35 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good museum.
    The World Museum was very well laid out, light, airy and spotlessly clean. It has quite a few categories but some of those categories didn't have a great many exhibits. Nonetheless, very good way to spend two hours in Liverpool. The museum is free to enter.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 18 January 2024
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kunduku
Wirral, UK335 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Frequently visit the World Museum but on this occasion we visited specifially to see the Bee Exhibition, which was excellent.

It was interesting, plenty of information but in bitesize pieces and easy to take in. Wonderful photography and imagery and diversity of presentation methods, kept the attention levels high.

A few niggles however - the young lady on the desk when we initally approached with our tickets was rather officious and came across as a "jobsworth" unfortunately - not something we normally see at the museum; the total dark in some areas of the exhibition were actually quite dangerous in 2 or 3 places; lastly the prices in the exhibition shop were just extortionate - I would love to have bought a few souvenirs but the prices were just way too expensive for us (and if not rich, we do have disposable income), it actually left our overall experience on a down note, as we were disappointed that we hadn't been able to buy anything and spolied our overall enjoyment somewhat.
Written 15 May 2024
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cltc43
Bristol, UK932 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
A ‘tick-box’ m, rather old-fashioned museum that looks like its contents were planned by a committee. It has 4 or 5 floors but very little of interest - even the dinosaur section is boring.

There’s an average cafe, and the ‘picnic area’ is worth a look for its very old surroundings.

You can see everything in 30 minutes but it’s not really worth the effort, I’m afraid.
Written 14 May 2024
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FayeLG10
Chester, UK145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Love the world museum! always so much to do and see for us museum girlies! me and my boyfriend spend the day here around christmas last year when the markets were on and its such a great day. we paid to get into the Greek gods exhibition too much was fabulous and definitely worh the £8 each paid. so many floors to explore cant recommend it enough, though maybe avoid if you dont like kids.
Written 17 April 2024
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rajasaurus_is_cool
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
The best museum I’ve ever been to,
All displays are presented in an exiting manner and even of your not interested in an exhibit you will still want to look at it and learn more. This museum is great for people of all ages! All facts provided are accurate and up to date. The museum has a large gift shop full of fossils, toys, scientific models and games kids of all ages will love, all the staff are very friendly and will help of you have any problems. I strongly recommend!!!
Written 16 March 2024
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Peter W
Sheffield, UK214 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
I'm old enough to remember when "Liverpool Museum" was big enough and well-curated enough to spend a whole day here. Unfortunately, now that it is nationally funded - and grandiosely calls itself The World Museum, the museum has mysteriously shrunk in size and is now essentially a large atrium with space-age see-through lifts leading to a series of fairly small offshoot corridors which service a fairly narrow range of barely-related thematic subjects with rather old and dismal artefacts from a bygone age.

What was once a highlight of the visit - the aquarium - is now very poorly stocked with actual fish but at least its displays have now been enhanced by "colourful" home-made posters which speculate rather fancifully about the mating instincts of Humboldt penguins & bottlenose dolphins...

You should get around the museum comfortably in 90 minutes - but if you dawdle, be prepared to be ushered out of the galleries unceremoniously as soon as the clock hits 15.40. The museum closes on the dot at 4pm - when it's not already closed due to industrial action (March 2024) or because you've made the mistake of trying to visit on a Monday or Tuesday. Take my advice, if you're only in Liverpool for a day or two - there are much better local attractions to spend your time on
Written 11 March 2024
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Raymon Man Lucus
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Been here couple times, never disapoints. Its a grea day out with something for everyone. Plus the staff are always putting new things on so theres always somthing new.
Written 9 March 2024
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Amelia I
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Great museum to have a wonder round especially being free, shows some great history of Liverpool and some very interning artefacts
Written 4 March 2024
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NKay
North East England, UK812 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
I booked train tickets months ago to Liverpool from Newcastle and our plan was to visit world museum. We were all really looking forward to it. I googled it and made plans to go to world museum. Go for lunch. Then to the Beatles statue, maritime museum, then back to the train station.
We arrived at the museum to find it was closed due to industrial action, it was school half term! Why would they do this during school holidays. And I had booked train tickets months ago, we walked to the Beatles statue and then on to the maritime museum and again… closed due to industrial action. We ended up going to Chester zoo which cost me a lot of money but our planned day was ruined and thre train had been booked way in advance and with knowing when the school holidays were.
Written 3 March 2024
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Win Task
Bedford, UK1,123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Been here first time but glad I made it. now, it's a great museum. There's so much to look at and brilliant place to take kids with you or made a family tour because there's a lot for kids. Keep them busy for a couple of hours.
I like the aquarium area, butterflies, Egyptian mummy section and many more. BTW just one lift for big massive building and couple of floors not enough. Stair case was full busy. It's free entry then why not enjoy. Superb location just in front of train station.
Written 2 March 2024
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Trickyrik73
Warrington, UK40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
I don't know what kind of diseased mind would slate a free museum but they're wrong. This is a fantastic museum. My son and I spent a good 3 hours in here and we were very impressed. The Egyptian exhibition was definitely our favourite. Park in St John's as it's only £5.50 for the day. Unlike Liverpool 1 where it's £4 an hour.
Written 17 February 2024
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