Situated on Liverpool’s historic waterfront, The Museum of Liverpool celebrates the life of the city and is a fantastic starting point for a visit to Liverpool.
Opened in July 2011, the Museum reflects the city’s global significance through its unique geography, history and culture. Visitors can explore how the port, its people, their creative and sporting history have shaped the city, and influenced the wider world.
The museum sits right next to the Royal Liver, Port of Liverpool and Cunard buildings, known around the world as the Three Graces, and the incredible picture windows in the Skylight Gallery on the second floor offer great views of its “big sisters” – especially on a wet day!
The modern building features a white spiral staircase at its heart, looking a bit like a giant snow slide. The exhibitions will appeal to visitors of all ages and interests, revealing Liverpool life through the ages, with multimedia and interactive displays, and a full programme of events to further impress.
Families will love The Little Liverpool gallery, a hands-on fantasy world especially for children under the age of six to play and learn and create their own Liverpool – a city where they are in charge. Entry is free, but limited, so it never gets too crowded. Collect tickets for a 40 minute session from the welcome desk as you arrive. Also worth knowing is that there are lockers in the museum to store coats, pushchair etc to make your visit easier.
The Museum of Liverpool is open every day (except 25th 26th Dec and 1ST Jan) from 10am until 5pm and it is free to visit. The museum is also home to the Waterfront Café and a gift shop.