Abdullah Quilliam Mosque

Abdullah Quilliam Mosque, Liverpool: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Abdullah Quilliam Mosque Reviews: 4/5

Abdullah Quilliam Mosque
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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h d
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Amazing mosque - but needs clearer signage to point out the site / where to entre
Jun 2021
I visited the Abdullah Quilliam Mosque in June, and although had a lovely visit, I believe the mosque could be greatly improved if there was greater signage to point out the significance of the site.

The mosque being an integral and astounding piece of islamic history in Britain, I unfortunately found was very hard to find. On arriving to visit the site (without any such formal booking) after travelling from Leicester to Liverpool - we were unsure where the mosque was as there were only two buildings with no clear sign to demonstrate where the mosque was - and if not for by chance a local in the carpark pointing out which door was the entrance for visiting and a kind gentleman inside who showed us around - we would not have had the opportunity to see inside, or even know which was the orignial mosque from outdoors.

Being such a historic and valuable site, i think the mosque would possibly benefit from clearer posts/signs which commemorate the oldest mosque in Britain / England - and also clearer postage to show where the mosque entrance is to make it easier and more visible for visitors or even to draw attention to passers by.

Regardless of this, the mosque is fantastic and the brother who showed us around was very kind and informative - and also clearly stated the mosque is also a historical site for non-muslims. Thus I think the site would benefit from better advertisement for the mosque to draw attention, but also make clear for visitors passing by where the entrance can be found in case they want to view inside or even potentially just offer prayers as it seemed only the locals held this information.

Thank you for the work you do and hope this feedback can be constructive.

Kind regards.
Written July 25, 2021
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afzalkaduji786
Manchester, UK2 contributions
Unique Mosque - Preserving Islam's heritage in the UK
Apr 2018 • Family
England's First Mosque! What an amazing history - Sheikh Abdullah Quilliam. Prayer room has been restored and is fully functional for the five daily prayers and Jummah salat. Doing some great restoration work, preserving Islamic history in the UK.
Written April 16, 2018
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LittleRed43
Merseyside41 contributions
Fascinating visit
Feb 2018 • Family
Visited this mosque on "Visit My Mosque Day" on 17 February with my Dad and it's absolutely fascinating. Steeped in history, it was the first mosque in England, having been built in 1887 by Sheikh Abdullah Quilliam, a Liverpool solicitor and an English convert to Islam, At one time it was also used for almost 100 years as a registry office for marriages and births. Yes, there is a lot of building and renovation work going on, as previous reviewers have commented, but it is still worth a visit, not just to find out about Islam but also to learn about the heritage and history of the building. We received a very warm welcome and were able to tour the different parts of the building and were also lucky enough to be able to observe 1pm prayers. Well worth a visit.
Written February 18, 2018
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Farhad A
1 contribution
A significant site of Muslim and British history; and it you feel it with every step you take
Jul 2017 • Family
This mosque is the closest to the city centre and on the doorstep of the Liverpool Royal Hospital and Universities. It is a "must see" site in Liverpool, especially if you are visiting Liverpool. It has a unique look and feel and has a very tranquil atmosphere inside and very welcoming to visitors. As a listed building it has many unique features which have been restored. This is a huge project and the work that has been accomplished has been done to a very high standards. The basement is currently being refurbished and there are exciting plans for the ablution areas there to reinstate them to the same standard as the other floors.
Written July 24, 2017
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abdul h
Liverpool, UK4 contributions
Beautiful place & history!!!
Jul 2017 • Friends
The previous reviewer obviously didn't see the restored mosque ??!!!

The original mosque at the back is restored. The rest of the building is a building site still !! Hence all the machinery and original woodwork and ornate covings being restored.

The new toilet is very moorish and sits just before you get into the mosque. A blend of Islamic and moorish design.

The basement looks like it's being restored and temporary toilets being used. Hence the smells??

What a beautiful piece of history and place. I can imagine how it was like more than 130 years ago when this mosque was open to the poor and destitute.

I look forward to coming back when it's all done up!
Written July 19, 2017
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Smackavoy S
Bebington, UK13 contributions
Absolutely Disgusting
Jun 2017 • Family
This is a very sub-par mosque. The atmosphere was explosively boring. I don't the toilets as they smell of a vile gas. There is lots of machinery in the mosque, of which have no obvious purpose. Very queer! Overall this mosque is pretty awful and should be avoided at all costs.
Written June 12, 2017
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nankoorb
Birmingham, UK71 contributions
Beautiful Mosque with a lot of history.
Mar 2017
From the outside it doesn't look like a Mosque, but the interior is beautiful, currently being refurbished, but the main prayer area is nicely decorated, with a dedicated area for females to pray,
Written April 15, 2017
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Foodiee123
London, UK15 contributions
Beautiful
Feb 2016 • Solo
This mosque is stunning and serene. A previous reviewer has incorrectly claimed that the mosque is 'noisy' and feels disappointed because s/he clearly would've preferred a 'heritage centre' instead. However, if you can get over your internal prejudices and embrace the real world, you will realise that this mosque is in fact a pivotal icon of British history. Dating back to the 1800s, it symbolises the beginning of an evolving multi-faith Britain. It reminds us that - even in a land dominated by conservative Christian values - one man (Abdullah Quilliam) followed his heart and had the courage to build this mosque and to boldly signify his religious conviction. Abdullah Quilliam was a remarkable person and I would recommend everyone to visit this mosque and read the latest book by Prof. Ron Geaves that documents Abdullah Quilliam's life.
Written April 25, 2016
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universityquesti0ns
Liverpool, UK1 contribution
Noise
Mar 2016 • Solo
They misled the community, saying it was just a heritage centre, now they offer no peace.

They produce a lot of noise, mainly using the loud speaker in the courtyard. This directly impacts the community as it can be heard in every garden, bedroom, and offers no peace to the almost completely non-Muslim area they broadcast this message to.
Written March 25, 2016
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SultanAhmedHackney
1 contribution
Beginning of Islam in England
Mar 2015 • Solo
The Abdullah Quilliam Mosque has undergone part refurbishment and stands as a derelict building undergoing transformation. If you happen to be in Liverpool you must visit this piece of history which had been used as a registry office for many years during which time the locals used to refer the office as 'The Little Mosque' without really knowing the history or significance of this place. Take a walk through 'The Little Mosque' and just absorb the atmosphere and the history of this place.
Written March 25, 2015
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  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM