Birkenhead Park - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Birkenhead Park
Birkenhead Park is one of Britain's foremost historic parks, and indeed, is a pioneer in the development of public parks across the world. The park was designated a conservation area in 1977 and declared a Grade I listed landscape by English Heritage in 1995. The park influenced the design of Central Park in New York and Sefton Park in Liverpool.
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Williamson Art Gallery & Museum
1.06km from Birkenhead Park
Williamson Art Gallery & Museum stands at the core of the Wirral Museums Service, offering fourteen gallery spaces that regularly host changing exhibitions of national and local significance. It also houses one of the best art collections in the North West of England in its beautifully proportioned galleries. The gallery also hosts regular exhibitions that can include work by nationally and internationally renowned artists. There are regular musical concerts and the gallery is also a venue for
Wirral Transport Museum & Heritage Tramway
1.61km from Birkenhead Park
Wirral Transport Museum is a museum situated approximately 0.5 miles (800 m) from the Mersey Ferry service at Woodside, Birkenhead, England. Admission into the museum is free with a broad selection of vintage and classic vehicles, including trams, buses, cars, motorcycles, mopeds, bikes, and a fire engine. It also includes views of ongoing projects in the museum's workshops, a 26 feet long model railway layout.
1.65km from Birkenhead Park
Bidston Hill is one of the highest points in Wirral, with a height of 231 feet. Its 100 acres of heathland and woodland contain mysterious rock carvings and historic buildings, and provide a haven for wildlife amidst the urban sprawl. The woodland supports a good variety of birdlife such as the mouse-like Treecreeper, Great Spotted Woodpecker and Nuthatches. It is believed that there has been a windmill on this site since 1596. The current brick built tower mill was built in 1800.
2.17km from Birkenhead Park
Birkenhead Priory is the oldest standing building on Merseyside founded in 1150. The remains of the priory are recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building and it is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.
2.26km from Birkenhead Park
View the amazing life on board a real German U-boat at this award-winning attraction, U-534, one of only four U-boats left in the world. Through the exhibition's interactive and audio-visual exhibits you will gain a unique insight into life on board the submarine during wartime, and learn more about the history of U-534 through the well preserved artefacts. You will see into the cross-sectioned submarine and discover its amazing story through a highly interactive and exciting exhibition.
3.28km from Birkenhead Park
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.
Discover More Attractions in Merseyside, Home of Birkenhead Park
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.