World Museum

World Museum
William Brown Street
L3 8EN


World Museum Liverpool




General information

0151 478 4393


0151 478 4612



0151 478 4788

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Exterior of World Museum Liverpool
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World Museum is the largest and oldest of the National Museums Liverpool, founded in 1851 when the 13th Earl of Derby left his substantial natural history collection to the city.

Venue Type:

Museum, Science centre

Opening hours

Daily 10am-5pm
Closed: 24 December, from 2pm.
25, 26 December
1 January

Admission charges

Free for all, including the Planetarium.

Its collections are world-wide in scope, and world-class in quality. They cover archaeology, ethnology and the natural and physical sciences. The popular Planetarium is now free to all.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Personalities, Science and Technology, World Cultures

Key artists and exhibits

  • Planetarium; Dinosaurs; Aquarium; Greeks; Romans; Egyptians; Mummies; Space; Archaeology
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
COBE's View of the Milky Way

Two Small Pieces of Glass

  • 25 April 2014 2:30-3:30pm
  • 26 — 27 April 2014 2:15-3:15pm

Find out about the history of the telescope, the discoveries these wonderful tools have made and how the largest observatories in the world use these instruments to explore the mysteries of the universe.

Suitable for

  • Any age


A Swarm of Ancient Stars

The Spring Night Sky

  • 26 — 27 April 2014 1:45-3:45pm

This fun, informative and interactive show takes a brief look at the myths and constellations of the spring night sky. Shows run at 13:45 and 15:15.

Suitable for

  • Any age


photograph of st johns gardens liverpool

Culture Quarter Walk

  • 16 May 2014 4-8:30pm

The Tour includes St. John's Gardens, St George's Hall, Walker Art Gallery, Central Library and more.

Learn all about the buildings & the characters involved in the development of this unique area which is a key part of Liverpools UNESCO World Heritage status and the walk includes 3 out of the top 10 attractions in Liverpool as listed by TripAdvisor.

This is a LightNight event, Liverpool's one-night arts & culture festival. Part of Museums at Night.. Visit for more details and the full programme.


Tickets £3.00 (usually £7.50) please book via 07908 268 356 /

Snakes (title tbc)

  • 19 September 2014 — 22 February 2015

A new exhibition about snakes will open in April. Slither into a secretive life of snakes and bring to light the bringing to light the beauty and mystery surrounding these extraordinary animals.