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“Good local history museum in impressive new building”

Museum of Liverpool
Ranked #19 of 239 things to do in Liverpool
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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. This fantastic, free family day includes 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! Notes to editors: Major funders include the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA), the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the Department of Culture Media and Sport (DCMS).The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) is making a real difference to people and businesses in the Northwest. With €755 million to invest between 2007 and 2013, ERDF is enhancing the competitiveness of the region’s economy by supporting growth in enterprise and employment. ERDF in the Northwest is managed by the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA).
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Interesting selection of local memorabilia in well laid out new infrastructure, exploring the history of Liverpool over the ages

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

You visit museums to gain a better understanding of the history of places or things.

Museums generally work hard to present some balance in their interpretation of historical events. This museum hasn't quiet grasped that concept and on just so many displays a political or factual bias has been introduced. It isn't subtle - it is quiet pronounced to the point where it impinges on the experience.

When the topic moved away from these sub themes I found the museum interesting and enjoyable.

By all means visit this museum, but understand that the curators may not be presenting a balanced view.

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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

We were very fortunate to get to see the exhibition of the Terracotta Warriors what a fantastic show, so glad I got to experience it, it’s on to October , please book online as I know it can get quite busy.

Thank Mary K
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

The museum has 4 main zones on different aspects of Liverpool, plus other thematic exhibitions, spread over three floors. One of the main highlights is the stunning view of the Pier Head (the waterfront) from the enormous sloping wondow on the first floor! The exhibitions are attractively and interestingly presented - lots of supplementary audio-visual items - and are all very accessible. There appears to be a lot of stuff aimed at kids too. There is a pleasant café with a large seating area on the ground floor serving good, reasonably-priced snacks and light meals.
As a born and bred Scouser this was my first visit to the museum and I learned a great deal about my home city. I would encourage anyone with a few hours to spare, wherever they hail from, to visit this great museum.

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

We went to Liverpool for a concert and a Beatle's Tour and then decided to visit The Museum of Liverpool. What a wonderful museum! We were captivated with the Museum's exhibit on the history of this amazing city.The exhibit showed Liverpool's history, culture and was not afraid of discussing its high points and its lows. No visit to Liverpool would be complete without visiting The Museum of Liverpool. We were also happily surprised to find a well developed exhibit of Liverpool's LGBTQ community. The museum is free but well worth donation. Loved it! This is definitely well worth a visit. Allow sufficient time (2-3 hours) to explore this wonderful museum.

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