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Museum of Liverpool

Pier Head, Liverpool. L3 1DG • (0151) 478 4545
Museum of Liverpool
Museum of Liverpool

The Museum of Liverpool 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.

The museum opened on 19 July 2011 in a purpose-built landmark building on Liverpool's famous waterfront. Since then it has won a number of awards, most recently the Council of Europe Museum Prize for 2013.

Discover how Liverpool transformed from a small tidal inlet into one of the world's greatest ports in The Great Port Gallery. Pioneering the world's first commercial wet dock in 1715, the city was at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution. It led the way with new technological developments including early canals, the first timetabled passenger railway, and the world's first elevated electrified railway line. The Liverpool Overhead Railway gallery tells the remarkable story of this line. In the gallery you will find out why and how the railway was built along seven miles of docks in 1893, meeting some of the people who worked and travelled on it along the way.


Free Entry, Café Serving Meals, Public Toilets.

No easily accessible wifi. No smoking.

Opening Times:

Open 10am-5pm daily (please check the website for any late changes). Free admission.


Advance booking is not required.


Located to the west of the city centre on the waterfront, between the Albert Dock and the Pier Head.

Getting There:

National Rail Liverpool James Street railway station: Five minutes walk.
National Rail Liverpool Lime Street railway station: 20 minutes walk.


Parking available nearby - payment required.

The Museum of Liverpool, which opened in 2011 in a brand new building on Liverpool's waterfront, is now the most visited museum in the country outside of London!

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Museum of Liverpool, Pier Head, Liverpool. L3 1DG • (0151) 478 4545

Last Updated Monday 20 April 2020

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