Things to see in Liverpool

Tourist offices

Liverpool Tourist Office

Anchor Courtyard, Albert Dock, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 151 233 2008.
Opening Hours: Daily 1000-1730 (Apr-Sep); daily 1000-1700 (Oct-Mar).
www.visitliverpool.com

Albert Dock

Built in 1846, this was the first enclosed, non-combustible dock warehouse system in the world. It ceased to operate as a working dock in 1972, after which it was redeveloped into a thriving museum, bar and restaurant area, many of which are housed in converted warehouses with iron colonnades. The Dock also has the largest grouping of Grade I listed buildings in Britain.

Opening Times: Daily 24 hours.
Admission Fees: No
Disabled Access: Yes
Unesco: Yes
Address: The Colonades, Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 151 707 0729.
Beatles Story

A multilingual audio tour guides visitors through The Beatles Story, charting the success of the band from their early days in Hamburg through to international superstardom and their eventual break-up and subsequent solo careers. It includes life-size reconstructions of the Cavern Club and Abbey Road Studios. There's also a collection of rare photographs of the band.

Opening Times: Daily 0900-1900 (21 Mar-31 Oct); daily 1000-1830 (1 Nov-31 Mar).
Admission Fees: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Unesco: No
Address: Britannia Vaults, Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 151 709 1963.
Liverpool Cathedral

Finished in 1978, Britain’s largest Anglican cathedral is worth visiting for the stunning panoramic views from the tower alone. Inside, visitors can marvel at the spectacular work of architect Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. The cathedral contains the UK’s largest organ and Great George, a massive 15-tonne bourdon bell that’s bigger than Big Ben.

Opening Times: Daily 0800-1800.
Admission Fees: No
Disabled Access: Yes
Unesco: No
Address: St James Mount, Liverpool, L1 7AZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 151 709 6271.
Liverpool Football Club

The city is home to two of England’s most successful football clubs: Liverpool and Everton. While a behind-the-scenes tour of Everton’s Goodison Park is a great experience, their trophy cabinet doesn’t shine like Liverpool’s Anfield collection, which is adorned with five European trophies. Tours also visit the interactive museum, dressing rooms and famous This is Anfield sign.

Opening Times: Daily 24 hours.
Admission Fees: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Unesco: No
Address: Anfield Road, Albert Dock, Liverpool, L4 0TH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 151 260 6677.
Mersey Maritime Museum

Telling the story of Liverpool's great port, this splendid museum brings alive the story of mass emigration, as well as the brutal slave trade. It focuses on the history of Albert Dock with models, maritime paintings, colourful posters and full-sized vessels. The third floor is the International Slavery Museum, dedicated to the history of the transatlantic slave trade and its appalling legacy.

Opening Times: Daily 1000-1700.
Admission Fees: No
Disabled Access: Yes
Unesco: No
Address: Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 151 478 4499.
Museum of Liverpool

This striking, ship-like museum is dedicated to local culture and history across three floors. Situated in the docks, its interactive collection explores how the people and the port have shaped the city. With sections on creative and sporting history, visitors can enjoy everything from the Beatles to football with impassioned Liverpudlian fondness.

Opening Times: Daily 1000-1700.
Admission Fees: No
Disabled Access: Yes
Unesco: No
Address: Pier Head, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 1DG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 151 478 4545.
Tate Liverpool

Part of the Tate family of museums, the Tate Liverpool is one of the largest galleries of modern and contemporary art outside of London, with works from 20th-century greats from Jean Arp to Andy Warhol. As well as presenting regular visiting exhibitions, there are tours, lectures, and family events each Sunday afternoon.

Opening Times: Daily 1000–1700.
Admission Fees: No (except for major exhibitions).
Disabled Access: Yes
Unesco: No
Address: Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4BB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 151 702 7400.
World Museum Liverpool

This wide-ranging, entertaining museum covers natural history, science, anthropology, space and technology, and includes an aquarium, planetarium and insect colonies. Among the highlights are Egyptian museums, dinosaur casts, samurai armour and even a meteorite from Mars. The diverse collection means there should be something to appeal to everybody.

Opening Times: Daily 1000-1700.
Admission Fees: No
Disabled Access: Yes
Unesco: No
Address: William Brown Street, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 151 478 4393.
Sefton Park Palm House

Liverpool is blessed with more parks than Paris, of which Sefton Park is perhaps is most wonderful. With 95 hectares (235 acres) of rich parkland, boating lakes and blooming flowers to explore, this Grade I historic park is a peaceful oasis. Its centrepiece is the Victorian Palm House, built in 1896 and restored in 1993, and its surrounding statues.

Opening Times: Daily 1030-1800 (1 Apr-25 Oct); daily 1030-1600 (26 Oct- 28 Feb).
Admission Fees: No
Disabled Access: Yes
Unesco: No
Address: Sefton Park, Liverpool, L17 1AP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 151 726 2415.
The Walker Art Gallery

Opened in 1877, the Walker Museum was founded by local brewer and alderman Andrew Barclay Walker, and now houses one of the nation's finest collections of sculptures and paintings dating back to 1300 through to the present day, with an especially impressive collection of Pre-Raphaelite art. Peter Getting Out of Nick's Pool by David Hockney is among its highlights.

Opening Times: Daily 1000-1700.
Admission Fees: No
Disabled Access: Yes
Unesco: No
Address: William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 151 478 4199.
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