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Western Approaches Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Amazing place to visit - a real gem

We simply found this most interesting of places to visit by its listing in Lonely Planet (England... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
lincs UK
After 15 years finally found the time

Excellent museum, bringing to life what happened 60+, years ago . Not precious at all so you can... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert O
Spalding, England, United Kingdom
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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 5 days ago

We simply found this most interesting of places to visit by its listing in Lonely Planet (England) edition.. We had little idea of what to expect, but as we explored underground, we now recognise how important this place was in our history relating to the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent museum, bringing to life what happened 60+, years ago . Not precious at all so you can realy soke up the atmosphere

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Robert O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating visit, very hands on. Atmospheric and got avoid understanding on the conditions the path finders were working in

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 985janef
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic really enjoyed this place also learned some interesting things to would gladly come back and recommend to all.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 980stuartp
Reviewed 1 week ago

small but well curated and managed by enthusiastic staff. Not on a scale with Bletchley or Churchills War rooms but a very good companion to them. I was largely ignorant about the role Liverpool played and this did a great job of educating me

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GayleUK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not many people seem to have heard of this deep underground secret bunker where the WW2 war against the U Boat was directed, linking the work of the decoders at Bletchley Park with sea and air action. There is still much needed to make the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ian B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For fairly obvious reasons, the location and existence of a deep, multi-level, undergound WW2 bunker was a closely guarded secret for a very long time. It isn't all that easy to find today but is well worth a visit because - of course - all...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even though I’ve lived in Liverpool all my life today was my first visit to the Western approaches, what an interesting place showing how these dedicated women helped win the war. Everything just as it was in ww2 and a little social history from women...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank MerseysideTourist
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum at Western Approaches successfully evokes a sense of what life was like for those who coordinated the Battle of the Atlantic. It amazes me that, all the time I was growing up in Liverpool, this place was hiding beneath our feet, like a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank quidproquo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting interactive museum. It is a bunker from the Second World War in which you can learn a lot of facts about this period. You can also touch things, dress up with old clothes and experience how it was to be in this bunker....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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