Western Approaches - Liverpool War Museum

Western Approaches  - Liverpool War Museum
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Set beneath the streets of Liverpool, re-live the times of 1940's Britain with an insight into the life and work of the Wrens and Waafs working under constant pressure in the original area command headquarters for the battle of the Atlantic. Now open to the public, you can visit the reconstruction of the 50,000 sq ft labyrinth of original rooms which brings a dramatic period of history vividly to life. Amongst the rooms you can visit, are the main operations room, the Admiral's office, Teleprinter station and also a reconstructed educational centre, with Anderson shelter and bombed out room. Visitors can see and handle genuine artifacts, such as gas masks and ration books, from the Second World War. The museum shop holds an extensive range of Western Approaches souvenirs. Also available to buy are videos and memorabilia on World War II.

Venue Type:

Museum, Castle or defences

Opening hours

Opening days: Monday –Thursday and Saturday.
Closed Friday and Sunday.

Opening Times: 10.30am - 16.30pm, last admission 15.30pm

Admission charges

Adult £6.00
Concessions (senior citizens, children and students) £4.00
Family prices available - please call to discuss
Groups more than 10 £3.50

Collection details

Science and Technology, Weapons and War

Key artists and exhibits

  • Battle of the Atlantic
  • Wrens, Waafs
  • Enigma Decoding Machine

Western Approaches - Liverpool War Museum
1-3 Rumford Street
Near Town Hall
L2 8SZ




0151 227 2008

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