Museum of Liverpool
The stunning new Museum of Liverpool is the world’s first national museum devoted to the history of a regional city, demonstrating Liverpool’s unique contribution to the world. Showcasing popular culture while tackling social, historical and contemporary issues, it is a fantastic, free family day out and an exceptional learning and community resource.
Exhibits include the stage where John Lennon and Paul McCartney first met, Ben Johnson’s Liverpool Cityscape, a life-size Liverbird, the first Ford Anglia from Ford’s Halewood production line and Chris Boardman’s famous Lotus sport bike. Don’t miss the 360º immersive films about football and The Beatles!
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Cloakroom - Coin-operated lockers are available on the ground floor (please bring a £1 coin, which will be returned after use). We ask that visitors avoid bringing large bags into the museum.
Buggy park - Prams and pushchairs can be left on the ground floor.
Shop - There is a shop on the ground floor, with a wide selection of souvenirs and gifts including books, postcards and posters.
Café - There is a café on the ground floor which serves a selection of hot and cold food and drinks. A children's menu and bottle warming facilities are available.
Free wifi - Available in the café.
Picnic area - There is lots of outdoor seating at the Pier Head nearby, where visitors can eat a picnic on a nice day. Please dispose of rubbish responsibly.
Ticketed experiences - All of our activities and events are free but some of them have a limited capacity, including the Little Liverpool gallery, the Kicking and Screaming football show and The Beatles show. Pick up your tickets from the information desk on the ground floor on the day of your visit.
Group bookings - If you would like to book a self-guided visit from September 2011 please either complete the education enquiry form on this website or ring our group bookings team on 0151 478 4788. Further information for teachers is on the Learning page.
shooting of any kind should contact our press department using this form.
Prayer room - A prayer room on the first floor will be available when the second phase of the museum opens towards the end of 2011.
There are six blue badge parking spaces directly opposite the museum entrance, by the Great Western Railway building. These are about 30 metres from the entrance.
In the museum
The main entrance is flat, there are automatic doors and there are lifts to all floors.
Accessible toilets are available on all floors.
Wheelchairs are available to borrow, please ask at the information desk.
Look out for the induction loop symbol across the museum.
British Sign Language interpretation and subtitles are available for most films.
Cloakroom lockers and keyrings are labelled in Braille.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Costume and Textiles, Industry, Land Transport, Medicine, Music, Personalities, Social History, Sport, Toys and Hobbies, Weapons and War, Film and Media, Performing Arts
Key artists and exhibits
- Ford Anglia; Codman's Punch & Judy; jukebox; original terrace from The Kop; costumes; battle gallery; Brookside; King's Regiment; recreation of 1930s cinema
From waterfront to Western Front Liverpool's First World War
- 22 April 2015 — 1 November 2018 *on now
On 28 June 1914 the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand ignited the spark that would lead to the most destructive war the world had ever seen. The First World War cost the lives of more than 13,000 people from Liverpool.
Discover how the war affected not only those serving at the Front, but also the city, and the people left behind in this special exhibition.
Poppies: Women and War
- 24 July 2015 — 5 June 2016 *on now
Every year thousands of women suffer as a result of war, but their stories are lost behind the dramatic headlines from the battlefields.
Visitors to this free exhibition are invited to learn more, and consider the impact of conflict, through renowned photographer Lee Karen Stow's compelling images.
The exhibition features striking portraits of women whose lives have been affected by conflict, from the First World War to present day, alongside botanical images of poppies; a symbol of remembrance founded by a woman almost a century ago.
- Family friendly
Entry and activities at the Museum of Liverpool are Free. Please see the link through to our website for a list of the many events and activities connected to this exhibition. Please note that although we have activities for all age groups, some of the exhibition content may be unsuitable for very young visitors
First World War: Reflecting on Liverpool's Home Front
- 17 June — 1 October 2016
This is the second exhibition in the Museum of Liverpool’s First World War: Reflecting on Liverpool’s Home Front series, a new special display for 2016, the exhibitions focuses on charity during the War period.
The summer of 2016 will see many people remember the 20,000 men whose lives were lost on the First Day of the Somme. The details of those men and the others killed during the course of the First World War are fairly well documented. The fate of the men who survived, often with terrible injuries or long lasting mental trauma is not so well recorded.
Memories Lost will explore the work of some of the charity organisations formed at this time, who gave much needed assistance to the returning soldiers and their families, and will also look at how those charities are still carrying out essential work today.
Museum of Liverpool
0151 478 4545