Museum of Liverpool
Pier Head, Liverpool Waterfront, Museum of Liverpool, Mann Island, Liverpool L3 1DG, UK
About Museum of Liverpool
The Museum of Liverpool is the world’s first national museum devoted to the history of a regional city and the largest newly-built national museum in Britain for more than a century. In 2018, it marked 10 years on Liverpool’s UNESCO World Heritage Site waterfront and 10 years of representing Liverpool’s unique and interesting history.
Attractions near Museum of Liverpool
The Port of Liverpool Building is a Grade II listed building located at Liverpool’s Pier Head. It is one of the city’s Three Graces, along with the Cunard Building and Royal Liver Building who together form such a distinctive part of the city’s identity. The building is described by the World Heritage Liverpool website as, " a monumental structure in the Edwardian Baroque style with pediments and tall lantern towers!
Open Eye Gallery is the only gallery dedicated to photography and related media in the North West of England. It is housed in a purpose-built building on the waterfront at Mann Island, its fourth location. It comprises an exhibition space on one floor and an archive space on another and has large-scale graphic art installations on its external facade.
An iconic statue of the Fab Four, of the Beatles in their hometown. Donated by the famous Cavern Club, the placement of the statue coincides with the 50 year anniversary of the band's last gig played in Liverpool. The figures are larger than life-size and weigh 1.2 tonnes in total. They were sculpted by Andrew Edwards who also created the All Together Now Christmas Truce WWI statue.
The Mersey Ferry is a ferry service operating on the River Mersey in northwest England, between Liverpool to the east and Birkenhead and Wallasey on the Wirral Peninsula to the west. Ferries have been used on this route since at least the 12th century, and continue to be popular for both local people and visitors. The ferries share the workload of cross-river ferrying, charter cruises and the Manchester Ship Canal cruise. The service is operated by Merseytravel, under the “Mersey Ferries” brand.
The British Music Experience is a permanent exhibition in the Cunard Building on Liverpool's waterfront. The British Music Experience tells the story of British Music through costumes, instruments, performance and memorabilia. It was a unique experience for visitors and also it tells the story of this area.
Merseyside Maritime Museum was the first public building to open at Albert Dock 30 years ago in 1986, heralding the renaissance of Liverpool’s iconic waterfront. The museum's collections reflect the international importance of Liverpool as a gateway to the world, including its role in the transatlantic slave trade and emigration, the merchant navy and the RMS Titanic. The building also houses the Maritime Archives and Library open to the public on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Where is Museum of Liverpool
Discover more attractions in Merseyside, where Museum of Liverpool is located
Merseyside is a metropolitan and ceremonial county in North West England. Visit the home of British glass at the World of Glass museum in St Helens, a fascinating town also known for its rugby league heritage. See wild animals up close and personal at Knowsley Safari Park, take in Anthony Gormley’s unique art installation on Crosby Beach and visit Formby Point to see one of England’s last strongholds for red squirrels – go see before they disappear for good.