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Museum of Liverpool

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Address: Pier Head, Liverpool L3 1DG, England
Phone Number: 0151 478 4545
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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The stunning new Museum of Liverpool is the world’s first national museum...

The stunning new Museum of Liverpool is the world’s first national museum devoted to the history of a regional city, demonstrating Liverpool’s unique contribution to the world. This fantastic, free family day includes the stage where John Lennon and Paul McCartney first met, Ben Johnson’s Liverpool Cityscape, a life-size Liverbird, the first Ford Anglia from Ford’s Halewood production line and Chris Boardman’s famous Lotus sport bike. Don’t miss the 360º immersive films about football and The Beatles! Notes to editors: Major funders include the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA), the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the Department of Culture Media and Sport (DCMS).The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) is making a real difference to people and businesses in the Northwest. With €755 million to invest between 2007 and 2013, ERDF is enhancing the competitiveness of the region’s economy by supporting growth in enterprise and employment. ERDF in the Northwest is managed by the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA).

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Well worth a visit to appreciate the history and diversity of Liverpool. With a nice cafe that has amazing chocolate brownies...bonus...

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Bury, United Kingdom
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Bury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit to appreciate the history and diversity of Liverpool. With a nice cafe that has amazing chocolate brownies...bonus...

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

As a visitor to Liverpool I was astonished at the rich social culture of the city. You could feel the warmth and tenacity of the people who have made Liverpool what it is today. They have known immense hardship but now have a jewel of a city of which they are justifiably proud.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did not really enjoy this place. The layout was poor. Not much to see. Good thing it is free. Great location on the water. Better off walking around the dock area.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are many curios inside, but juxtaposed against the other stately buildings outside, the architecture is a bit of an eye-sore. Liverpool has an incredible history and people and there are so many choices of museums, galleries, and special spots. Wander over to William Brown Street to check out the original Liverpool museum sights for more breath-taking packaging. There is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In general this museum was very good, though it suffered a bit from having to cram so much varied history in, so some of the leaps between different subject areas were a bit jarring. However, it did manage to get across a lot of clear information about many aspects of Liverpool life, history and culture. Possibly it is aimed more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I cannot believe this museum was free (they do accept donations). Thoroughly enjoyed my visit. Well layed out in sections. 3 floors of history. I enjoyed the top floor most, pop history, sport & the view was amazing. The little train was fab as you could sit in it. The old house on the 3rd floor was great & make... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not much to see… good toilets and lifts. Nearly as dissappointing as the MARITIME MUSEUM…… hard to get into as most of this part of the dock is cordoned off for building work…….

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a superb museum. Modern, spacious and so much to see. It needs several trips to do it justice. We spent most of our time on the top floor looking at the links between pop music and Liverpool and the social history of the city. Well laid out, easily accessible information. We also went into the free viewing of... More 

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Thank Kay C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is very modern and has excellent facilities for families and disabled. Spacious and clean with a decent cafe and indoor picnic room for those wanting to eat their own food. Play centre for young children, needs to be booked at reception as numbers are limited. Plenty to see and do. You can spend many hours here or just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A fantastic array of exhibits of steam port machines, locos , cargo , old pix as well as geographical/ historical account of Liverpool and ice age effects.....also gives an account of slavery ( best seen down the road at the slavery museum) , sugar and tobacco imports.....

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