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Western Approaches Museum - The Battle of the Atlantic Experience

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This is original underground command center for the Navy, Air Force and Marines tracking Atlantic enemy submarine and convoy shipping during World War II. The building is encompasses 30,000 square feet of rooms and corridors, including the iconic...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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World War 2 Underground H Q 1-3 Rumford Street, Liverpool L2 8SZ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Living locally and traveling past for many years we decided to finally visit the Weston Approaches and weren't disappointed that we did. From the moment we stepped in we made to feel welcome by the friendly, helpful and informative staff with very reasonable entry admission...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Chris K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This museum gives you a feel for what is was like during the battle of the Atlantic, and the intensity of the war effort. The recorded interviews with people who served there give you a whole new perspective on the human side of the conflict....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MitchelT_12
Reviewed 3 days ago

Spending a day in Liverpool from Manchester, we made “Western Approaches” the centre of our visit, a museum which has parallel links to Portsmouth and the actions in the English Channel, but in this case covers the battles on the Atlantic Front. Whilst at number...More

Date of experience: July 2019
6  Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved every minute, great value, incredibly interesting, worth every penny. I will definatly be going back!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Thisisdaisy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Finding out about the secrets of the bunker in Liverpool and seeing how the people worked and slept underground. Culminating in the naffi with a tea and biscuit. Brilliant

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Kathy B
Maps21804242741, Manager at Western Approaches Museum - The Battle of the Atlantic Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the time spent with us and for writing a review, much appreciated

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the hidden gems of Liverpool The original Ww2 Battle of the Approaches HQ is a must see for all From children to those who lived through the 2nd WW Friendly staff greet you and from your 1st steps the museum is loaded with...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank frank d
Maps21804242741, Manager at Western Approaches Museum - The Battle of the Atlantic Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

thank you for your visit and for writing a lovely review, we very much enjoy the feedback and are pleased you enjoyed it

Reviewed 1 week ago

Having read the BBC book "The War in the Atlantic" we decided to visit here the next time we were in Liverpool. We were not disappointed. The control centre for the Atlantic convoys was sited here in this underground bunker. You really step back in...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Iveltravellers
Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and five of my workmates decided to visit the western approaches museum in Liverpool city centre as this underground bunker (where the battle of the Atlantic was co ordinated as well as crucial RAF operations) is an absolute gem. This heavily reinforced catacomb of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Stephen M
Maps21804242741, Manager at Western Approaches Museum - The Battle of the Atlantic Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are so happy with your review and thank you so much for taking the time and also appreciating our secret bunker

Reviewed 1 week ago

I had heard of this attraction from a work colleague on the recent Armed Forces day in Liverpool and we decided to look into booking this and visit on our next day off on a Monday. There were 6 of us in the group and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Derek H
Maps21804242741, Manager at Western Approaches Museum - The Battle of the Atlantic Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much it is always lovely to get feedback and to hear the tour was so well received, thank you for visiting us

Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited here with my friend who's a WW2 fanatic, and I didn't expect to enjoy it as much as I did!

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank J'qui R
Maps21804242741, Manager at Western Approaches Museum - The Battle of the Atlantic Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

we are glad it appealed! you certainly don't have to have any knowledge of WW2 to enjoy and to take something away from our secret space, it is interesting all the same Thanks for visiting

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scottishlady714
January 29, 2019|
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Response from Emma S | Property representative |
Hi we have 4 stair case , 2 up and 2 down with about 15 steps in each and a few others of 2-3 steps
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Emma B
November 22, 2018|
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Response from Emma S | Property representative |
until March we are open Tuesday to Friday ( ie just closed Mondays) rest of the year open 7 days a week
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January 20, 2016|
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Response from edward M | Reviewed this property |
There are quite a few stairs to get up and down.If any of your ladies normally avoid stairs due to mobility issues this may not be the place to go. The venue will be able to handle your size of group but for the best... More
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