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RIBA North

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Nice evening

Meet a group of people for a meet up session. Found the place excellent with a range of food... read more

Reviewed February 28, 2019
Nick F
Liverpool, United Kingdom
A lovely cultural afternoon!!!

We went on a fabulous architectural walk of Liverpool. Our guide, Chris Williamson was really... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2019
Bath, United Kingdom
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RIBA North is the Royal Institute of British Architects’ National Architecture Centre on Liverpool’s Waterfront. The centre was opened in June 2017 and was recently awarded the title of ‘Best Newcomer to the Visitor Economy’ at the Liverpool City...more
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21 Mann Island, Liverpool L3 1BP, England
+44 151 703 0107
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Reviewed February 28, 2019

Meet a group of people for a meet up session. Found the place excellent with a range of food. Staff were friendly. would recommend if in the area.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

We went on a fabulous architectural walk of Liverpool. Our guide, Chris Williamson was really knowledgeable and great company!! A lovely tour past some new buildings and historical old ones including the three graces!! The tour was 2 hours which was just right. We went...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 8, 2019

I enjoyed it here, some interesting work and exhibitions. Its not very big at all and can be complete in the hour

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed February 5, 2019 via mobile

I impulsively had a peak in here on the way to somewhere else. Great exhibition for all the Sinclair Prize entries. Good film on the wall and various models of the entries. Another area looking at the local heritage and plans for the future.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 20, 2019

Really interesting little exhibition that doesn't look like it gets enough visitors (maybe more promotion?) that was excellent. Loved the scale models and the film was just about the right length to give insight but not drag.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Shardi246
Reviewed January 17, 2019

I was drawn in here as the building is quite eyecatching, New and black. Right next to Albert Docks. I was most taken by the model of Liverpool city and could have explored it for much longer. Worth a visit if you are in the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

As this building relates to architecture I must say I do like this modern building. On enter I must admit some of the exhibits leave me cold. Nice cafe as well.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

Visited RIBA North to show a friend the model of the city and to see the Liverpool Biennial exhibition Hack the Root. Hack the Root may be a bit obscure but if you're in the area and interested in innovative building materials its worth a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

Lived most of my life in Liverpool but got to see quite a few places I've never seen before round the back of Hope Street. Terry our guide had the perfect mix of great information without information overload. The pace was just right. Will definitely...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 21, 2018

Two of us went on this tour today - really relaxed and absolutely brimming with information... fantastic afternoon visiting a fantastic city.. Brian was a perfect guide - full of pride, information and laughs... learnt so much in such a short time but didn't feel...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Cath H, Marketing Executive at RIBA North, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2018

Thank you very much for joining one of our walking tours and leaving this great review. Brian is such a star, we're very pleased you enjoyed his company and knowledge. We look forward to welcoming you on one of our other tours in the future.

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April 4, 2018|
Response from MadalynH7 | Reviewed this property |
I would probably meet a friend elsewhere eg Maritime museum or Tate, both of which have good cafes as meeting points. RIBA is Royal Institute of British Architecture - interesting, but niche