The Top Museums to See in Liverpool


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As the 2008 European Capital of Culture, Liverpool is known across the globe for its rich cultural heritage. And the city’s world-class array of museums and galleries is a huge part of this. Whether you’re visiting the city for the day, you live in the heart of town or you’re on the outskirts in an area like Maghull or Prescot, we’ve picked out six of the best museums in Liverpool.

World Museum

Next door to the Walker Art Gallery in the Victorian-era St George’s Quarter, the World Museum is one of the most popular museums in Liverpool city centre. With exhibits spread over five fascinating floors and encompassing everything from natural history to world cultures and scientific discoveries, the museum is also home to two cafes and two shops.

Museum of Liverpool

Over on Liverpool Waterfront, this museum sits proudly on Pier Head and guides you through the long history of this unique city. If you want to learn more about local life and how Liverpool’s booming trade impacted the wider world, the Museum of Liverpool is tough to beat.

Tate Liverpool

A short stroll over the Swing Bridge to a former warehouse on the iconic Royal Albert Dock leads you to the Tate Liverpool. This is unmissable if you’re into contemporary art, while the regular events, temporary exhibitions and workshops mean there’s always something fresh to explore.

Beatles Story

Pay homage to Liverpool’s most famous export with a trip to the Beatles Story museum. If you love music, there’s a big chance you love the Beatles. The museum is only steps from the Tate on the Albert Dock and the perfect place to delve deeper into the lives of Liverpool’s revered Fab Four. 

Merseyside Maritime Museum

Like the World Museum, the Walker Art Gallery, the Museum of Liverpool and several others, the Merseyside Maritime Museum is part of the National Museums Liverpool group. Also found on the Albert Dock, this museum focuses on Liverpool’s history as a port city and houses the International Slavery Museum on the third floor.

Victoria Gallery and Museum

Standing opposite Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral and surrounded by university buildings within the aptly-named Knowledge Quarter, the Victoria Gallery and Museum is packed with interesting exhibits. With interactive displays and trails to follow around the museum, it’s also perfect for a family day out with the kids.

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