12 Museums in Merseyside that you should visit - With photos & details

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12 Museums to explore in Merseyside

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.

British Lawnmower Museum106-114 Shakespeare St, Southport PR8 5AJ, UK

The British Lawnmower Museum is a museum on lawnmowers in Southport, Merseyside, northern England. It has over 300 restored exhibits of garden machinery over the last 200 years. The Museum has now become one of the Worlds leading authorities on vintage lawnmowers and are now specialists in antique garden machinery, supplying parts, archive conservation of manuscript materials and valuing machines from all over the world.

British Music ExperienceBritish Music Music Experience, Cunard Building, Liverpool L3 1DS, UK

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.

International Slavery MuseumLiverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3 4AQ, UK

The International Slavery Museum is located within Liverpool's Albert Dock, inside the Merseyside Maritime Museum building. The museum which forms part of the Merseyside Maritime Museum, consists of three main galleries which focus on the lives of people in West Africa, their eventual enslavement, and their continued fight for freedom. Additionally the museum discusses slavery in the modern day as well as topics on racism and discrimination.

John Lennon's Childhood House251 Menlove Avenue, 251 Menlove Ave, Liverpool L25 7SA, UK

251 Menlove Avenue is the childhood home of the Beatles' John Lennon. The Grade II listed building on Allerton Road was owned by George Smith, the husband of John Lennon's Aunt Mimi.The musician stayed at the home as an infant with his mother, Julia and after his mother's death would frequently visit the house and his family.

Merseyside Maritime MuseumRoyal Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AQ, UK

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.

Museum of LiverpoolPier Head, Liverpool Waterfront, Museum of Liverpool, Mann Island, Liverpool L3 1DG, UK

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.

Tate LiverpoolAlbert Dock, Liverpool L3 4BB, UK

The Tate Liverpool is an art museum, part of the Tate network, housed in a former warehouse located in the Albert Dock historical site on Liverpool's waterfront. It was created to display work from the Tate Collection which comprises the national collection of British art from the year 1500 to the present day, and international modern art. The gallery also has a programme of temporary exhibitions.

The Beatles StoryBritannia Vaults Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AD, UK

The Beatles Story is the world's largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to telling the story of The Beatles’ rise to fame. It is the leading Beatles’ attraction taking visitors on a unique immersive journey through the lives, times, culture, and music of the world’s greatest band. The museum was also recognized as one of the best tourist attractions of the United Kingdom in 2015.

U-boat StoryWoodside Ferry Terminal, Birkenhead CH41 6DU, UK

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.

Victoria Gallery & MuseumAshton St, Liverpool L69 3DR, UK

The Victoria Gallery & Museum is an art gallery and museum run by the University of Liverpool in Liverpool, Merseyside, England.  It houses the University of Liverpool's art and museum collections, donated to and created by the university. The top floor comprises the Tate Hall Museum which contains exhibits on a variety of subjects, including zoology, medicine, dentistry, archaeology, engineering and oceanography.

Wirral Transport Museum & Heritage Tramway1 Taylor St, Birkenhead CH41 1BG, UK

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.

World MuseumWilliam Brown St, Liverpool L3 8EN, UK

World Museum is a large museum in Liverpool, England which has extensive collections covering archaeology, ethnology and the natural and physical sciences. Special attractions include the Natural History Centre and a planetarium. Entry to the museum is free. The museum is part of National Museums Liverpool.