Best Museums in Liverpool

Mar 20, 2018

Liverpool is a city rich in history and culture, and nowhere is that more obvious than in ‘Pool’s wonderful museums.

Get yourself down to these cultural hotbeds and explore some of the best museums in Liverpool, bar none.

International Slavery Museum

Opened on the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade in Britain, Liverpool’s International Slavery Museum is an eye-opening, sober journey into one of mankind’s darkest eras.

Housed inside the more famous Maritime Museum in Albert Docks, ISM opened as a wider examination of the Maritime’s own slavery exhibition.

Detailling Liverpool’s position in the British slave trade as a dock for imports and exports, the Museum shines a light on the Transatlantic Slave industry.

From the harrowing memories of enslaved individuals torn from their homes to exhibitions on African culture, the ISM is a must for those keen on learning more about this chapter of world history.

Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AQ (ism)

Merseyside Maritime Museum

Located in Albert Dock, and housing the aformentioned International Slavery Museum under its roof, is the age-old Merseyside Maritime Museum.

The Albert docks were once amongst the most important shipping ports in Europe and the Maritime Museum is a delightful ode to Liverpool’s industrial past.

Bringing to life the city’s seafaring heritage, there are exhibitions on Liverpool’s involvement in the slave trade, on the industries that passed through these waters, and even the iconic RMS Titanic.

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Museum of Liverpool

Take a journey through the city’s rich history at the Museum of Liverpool. At this delightful museum, you can explore Liverpool’s industrial past and its importance to the global shipping trade.

As one of Britain’s most important ports, you’ll be able to discover the history of Liverpudlian life from early Neolithic settlements to the modern day.

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World Museum

First established in 1851, Liverpool’s World Museum is one of the nation’s oldest and largest. From Egyptian sarcophagi to the exploration of the universe, World Museum Liverpool is an eye-opening adventure through human history, from some of our first footsteps, to the modern age.

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The Beatles Story

Follow in the footsteps of Liverpool’s most famous sons at Albert Docks’ The Beatles Story. The city’s most iconic export, the music of the Beatles has travelled across the world and their impact on modern culture really is something to behold.

Discover the history of band at this dockyards museum where you’ll find recreations of The Casbah Coffee Club, where the Beatles first played, and the world-famous recording rooms of Abbey Road Studios.

Britannia Vaults, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AD (beatlesstory)

Tate Liverpool

Another located in the renovated Albert Docks area, Tate Liverpool represents the northern branch of the UK’s Tate gallery group.

Opened in 1988, the converted warehouse exhibits a range of British art from 1500 onwards, from classical portraits to the world of 20th century pop art.

Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3 4BB (tateliverpool)

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