Museum of Liverpool
Museum of Liverpool
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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).
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Patries71
    Veldhoven, The Netherlands52 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great museum
    Museum that teaches you all about Liverpool’s history and people. Very broad approach with a huge tram in the same room as a stone age hunter and a viking. Loved the set up and could see the families that were visiting had a really great time. Walked around with a smile on my face. Some serious topics like the great war were very well presented. The museum represents Liverpool very well. Proud of the history, hopeful for the future and a nice happy chaos all around.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 July 2023
  • Frances M
    Dundee, United Kingdom227 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must for visitors to Liverpool
    A really lovely, spacious museum and well worth a visit. So many interesting things to see and entry is free. Set in a great location by the waterfront, wonderful views. I particularly enjoyed the Beatles section, there’s even an opportunity to sing karaoke- I wish I’d been brave enough. A must for football fans too.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 July 2023
  • permia
    62,173 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Terrific episodes
    In a stunning modern build terrific episodes of the great city’s past and present are covered. Beginning with dioramas of early inhabitants, Roman times and Anglo Saxon runes. Then onto to the city’s powerhouse years as a premier port and industrial base. Leading the world in dock construction, as exemplified by the Old Dock from 1715, resulted in a port that was one of the largest and busiest. A dark side was the attendant odious transatlantic slave trade, including involvement of key industries such as the sugar business. Liverpool was an innovator in railways and there are engaging audiovisuals on the early debates between trailblazers and opponents. A fascinating segment covers the Overhead Railway that at its apogee ran the entire length of the docks, about 7 miles. Operating for over 60 years, by the mid 1950s it became uneconomic and the last journeys were on December 30th 1956. By 1959 it had been completely demolished. A final section covers the incomparable musical and entertainment legacy of the city. A wall of famous faces is testament to all the talent.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 12 July 2023
  • Donna
    Keyingham, United Kingdom6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit!
    We had a few hours to kill before our train home and so decided to just pop in and have a look. The museum was free to enter unlike the British Music Experience just a bit further along the waterfront. One of the very helpful staff advised that we start at the top and work our way down. The top floor will probably appeal to the less “cultured” like ourselves and housed the more modern, pop culture exhibits. We spent the majority of our visit on this level and enjoyed learning about what films, tv shows and all about the music of Liverpool as well as it’s famous sons and daughters. You also get a great view of the cities skyline from this level. The lower floors are packed with great exhibits, we had a slow walk around these but probably spent less time on these floors than the top level. All floors had bits and pieces that you could interact with which would be great to keep kids entertained. Well worth a visit even if, like us, you’re not particularly in to museums.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 July 2023
  • Leighton S
    Cwmbran, United Kingdom30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hours of entertainment!
    I popped into the museum to pass a bit of time, and to get out of the rain after the Mersey River Cruise. The free entry made it even more attractive. I must have spent about 3 hours there! I'd say the ground floor exhibitions were less interesting, but the middle and top floors are fantastic! The vast amount of history on display on the middle floor and the excellent pop culture on the top floor really made it interesting. Lots of interactive displays, and the Beatles Story and football fan experience were a nice bonus. Very happy to turn my free visit into a donation on the way out.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 15 July 2023
  • Lord Astley
    Manchester, United Kingdom25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    needs better lighting
    I’ve visited the museum several times over the years But today was for research use. I was there due to I’m writing a paper on the Kings Liverpool Regiment. But sadly the exhibition of the regiment was very poorly lit. And very dark. Could hardly see the exibition itself. And the glare of the lights was stopping being able to read and see the exhibit. Turn the light up or get better lighting? Sadly the museum was very bare in parts. Some of the museum hasn’t been updated or changed for a while sadly. Needs some TLC. But apart from that it was ok.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 6 August 2023
  • pferrelli
    Somerville, Massachusetts216 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The proud history of Liverpool
    Had a bit of time to kill during our last day in Liverpool so we decided to pop in. Was very surprised that it was free to visit and how large it is. Because we were short on time and, truth be told, we're Beatles fans, we went to the pop culture floor up top to see the Beatles exhibition. They had a nice short film about the group as well as some of their original suits. It was also nice to read about all the films and t.v. shows that have been filmed in Liverpool. My only criticism is that the air conditioning was lacking. It was hot as an oven in there and could have been much better. Otherwise, it's a great place covering the history of this very historic city. Will be sure to come back and spend more time seeing the rest of it.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 6 August 2023
  • James_Sam
    Derby, United Kingdom557 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fascinating history of Liverpool.
    A modern museum with lots of history of Liverpool including a Pop History exhibition. Spread across several levels in a bright and airy building. A central spiral staircase links a floors with lifts available.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 August 2023
  • Caroline Smith
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic enjoyable museum!
    What a fabulous museum! We went as a family of 5 and our three children (10, 7, 7) loved it and learned so much. Very interactive. Lovely reasonably priced cafe as well and great location near ferry, Albert docks and other attractions. Would highly recommend for a great few hours and it’s free!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 August 2023
  • Jenny R
    113 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great museum
    This is a great museum for learning about Liverpool and it’s history. Located near Albert Dock, it’s a lovely building. I felt I learnt a fair bit about Liverpool while visiting so I definitely recommend a visit.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 August 2023
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Maura Keegan
26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
This museum is absolutely facinating. You could spend a whole day here if you had time. Liverpool is just fantastic for museums and this one is up there with the best. Well worth a visit.
Written 9 June 2024
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Paul H
Surrey, UK67 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
I really only went to the Museum of Liverpool to shelter from the weather and because the Tate was closed. It's quite a nice museum with a lovely old steam train on the first floor. There a section about the Beatles and one about the local sport, though I found the film about the Liverpool and Everton football clubs ended on a very sad note with the Heysel and Hillsborough tragedies that left a few small children present quite upset. There is a nice cafe on the ground floor, so in the unlikely event that it's raining and blowing a gale along Pier Head this is a nice place to hide out. Do note that the lockers will cost you £2, though it seems to be the one place in the North West you can pay for them with a card.
Written 8 June 2024
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The_Concierge_8
Trinidad and Tobago3,606 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
Absolutely great modern museum with just the right mix of info and memorabilia to make it appealing and stimulating. This is a great way to learn about the past and present Liverpool.
It's not only for history buffs. The Lion locomotive is there on the ground floor, star of Titfield Thunderbolt as well as vintage vehicles including carriages and a steam tractor. Loved the info about the carters / working horses of Liverpool.
So much great background on the 7 miles of docks and the pivotal role that Liverpool played in global shipping and the products that went through the docks.
Great background on the sugar industry as well as its decline.
Loved hearing the stories from the interactive boards to get a glimpse of life back in the day and the vintage film snippets throughout.
This is a great museum for the whole family to enjoy!
Written 7 June 2024
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KJ D
Las Vegas, NV107 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
The museum is very informative and well done. It is right next to the cruise terminal and well worth the stroll through it. It has 3 levels and really tells the story of Liverpool.
Written 1 June 2024
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isaac
Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
This museum was good considering it was quite busy.Also the only bit I didn't like is that there wasn't a lift and alot stairs.In addition I loved looking at new facts about things that have happened in liverpool.
Written 30 May 2024
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Rosie R
5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Not sure why the Aquarium section at the museum has an information board to do with LGBTQ types of flags. Not applicable to do with fish.
It’s a museum.
Very interesting to see so much inside. Kids were fascinated with lots of things.
Better air con when walking around would be great.
Written 29 May 2024
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400manda
London, UK278 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
When we visited only the ground floor was open, so a bit difficult to give a proper review of all the museum. What we did see on the ground floor was good - but a shame not more to see. Free entry. Would like to return when all the museum is open - I am sure it would be very good when all accessible.
Written 27 May 2024
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AndyDrama1
Glasgow, UK98 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
It looks like a great museum from the outside however when I went inside I was only able to visit the ground floor. All other floors were closed due to staffing shortages. No signage up outside or as you walk in to inform you of this closure. I only found out after overhearing a staff member talking to someone. I am disappointed as I was only in Liverpool on a coach trip for the day. I only really went to the museum to visit a particular item on display (The Brookside Close Soap Opera Street Sign). Today at the museum there was an exhibition all about Ken Dodd. I am so glad this was free as I was in and out in around 5mins. If I had to pay I would not have gone in. The gift shop is a usual museum shop with very overpriced items for adults and kids. Overall I am so disappointed that I was not able to visit the whole museum today. I will be back one day hopefully to visit the full museum and then I hope to give a better review.
Written 26 May 2024
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LauraDaveJames
Solihull, UK4,866 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We had planned to visit the Maritime Museum however we found that it was closed due to industrial action.
It seems that this museum is also subject to an ongoing dispute and may be closed on certain days. The dispute is also having an impact on the World Museum and the Walker Art Gallery.
It is definitely well worth a visit and we enjoyed the hour and a half we spent there.
Written 26 May 2024
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LickeyEndBlues
Edinburgh, UK90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
What a fabulous place to visit! We were met by a really helpful staff member who explained how to best enjoy the museum. We made our way to floor two where there were two exhibitions: cultural past, and social history. Wow! Well presented and enjoyably informative. We spent nearly two hours in those two.
We decided it was well worth revisit g so we then left.
We’ll be back to do floor one, and revisit some of floor two.
Written 24 May 2024
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