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Western Approaches Museum - The Battle of the Atlantic Experience
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I must have visited several hundred naval and military museums over the years, but this one stands out. It is not only a museum, but also the very place where the Battle of the Atlantic was won, and the way the attraction presents itself sends shivers up your spine. I arrived early, and toured Derby House alone: it felt as though I had somehow stepped out of 2020 into 1942, and I was half-convinced that if I concentrated just a little bit harder, I would be able to see the staff of the time at their work. A truly extraordinary place, and an unforgettable experience. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank mikehm
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a little gem of a museum which will go overlooked due to the big ones in Liverpool.

It’s a fabulous look into the unseen history of how our service men and women strategised and conducted the battle for the Atlantic. This bunker is the epicentre/brain of the operation and those who served here worked under very intense conditions without seeing sunlight for considerable lengths of time.

There’s emphasis on the WRENS and the WAAF at this exhibit which is nice. The women who served were tenacious and hard working to say the least.

Big big tip....when you purchase your ticket please leave your further details so they can acquire gift aid to further fund a superb historical project. They want to expand and visitors can help with this big time.

The cafe with tea and coffee at world war prices is a lovely little touch and gives you a real feel for the times.

Highly recommend a visit especially as this museum needs support in order to realise its glory.

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank 50shades-of-ale
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Maps21804242741, Manager at Western Approaches Museum - The Battle of the Atlantic Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words and your support to highlight us, you are right we need all the support we can as Liverpool is a fantastic city and offers such a lot of fantastic museums, but we earn no funding at all and need visitors to keep our piece of real history open.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once you find your way in it is well worth the effort (harder than you think! After all, it was secret.) Received a lovely welcome at the reception desk and given a replica pass book that you can stamp at various points.
The tour is well sign posted. We spent a good 2hrs here with lots of information on the walls and to listen to via the desk telephones. Fascinating place and the people of Liverpool didn't know it was there, as it was so top secret! It played a huge , important role during the war and yet another supreme job done by woman without recognition. Loved the little street with its wartime objects and the cup of tea and biscuit in the canteen. Sat and watched interview memoirs of the war whilst we had a short rest. Well worth a visit during your time in Liverpool. The ticket is valid for a further visit within twelve months too. Excellent.

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank RetireesYorkshire
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited here yesterday with my sister and young nephew who is learning about WWII at school. The lady in reception could not do enough for us- she is a credit to this museum. The whole museum was interesting and fascinating. My nephew was given tasks to do and he thoroughly enjoyed it- a great way to learn. We all loved the whole experience. Thank you all.

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank DebbieWigan
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Maps21804242741, Manager at Western Approaches Museum - The Battle of the Atlantic Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments and bringing you nephew to see our piece of history, I hope he went to school and spread the word!

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Reviewed January 17, 2020

Took a day trip to Liverpool and decided to take a look. Fascinating to see this buried beneath an innocently looking entrance. All the key elements all in place and very atmospheric. The thought that the entire supply chain was managed from this location is staggering. A great memorial to the many merchant seamen who lost their lives.

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank Paul L
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Maps21804242741, Manager at Western Approaches Museum - The Battle of the Atlantic Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit, we appreciate your comments and for taking the time to see us

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