Free Things to Do in Liverpool

Jan 9, 2018

Strapped for cash and want a free day out? Luckily Liverpool is brimming with budget-conscious options for those seeking a fun day without the frills.

Check out these free things to do for a few ideas:

Come face to face with a dinosaur

Take a stroll through history at Liverpool’s World Museum. Here you can explore the cultures of ancient Egypt, check out giant bugs, and come face to face with a full-sized Allosaurus skeleton.

The Museum building itself isn’t short on history, having first opened to the public in 1853. Most of the collection is free to view, which makes it perfect for filling a free afternoon with.

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Became an art critic at Liverpool’s Tate Gallery

Get in touch with your artistic side at Albert Dock’s Tate Liverpool.

As part of the Tate Group and its only representative in the north, Tate Liverpool has an expansive collection of art to get your head into.

From Hockney to Helion, there’s plenty here to keep any would-be critic entertained.

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Explore Liverpool’s UNESCO Heritage site

Head down to Liverpool’s celebrated port area and explore this UNESCO World Heritage site.

With an abundance of shops, galleries and restaurants, there’s plenty of choice on offer.

Of course, if you do want to keep things on the free side, check out the incredible architecture that cements the docks’ UNESCO status.

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Visit the Crosby Beach ‘Iron Men’

Take a beach trip with a difference and meet the 100-strong army of ‘Iron Men’ that guard Crosby Beach.

The cast iron sculptures form ‘Another Place’, and are the celebrated work of artist Anthony Gormley.

Each sculpture gazes wistfully out to sea and is reclaimed by the rising tide every day.

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Follow in the footsteps of The Beatles

You won’t get far in Liverpool without encountering some reference to the city’s most famous sons.

There’s the dedicated Beatles Story Museum, but if you’re on a budget you can visit some iconic locations from the band’s past.

Head to the streets of Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields, or grab a photo outside the Cavern Club gig venue. Alternatively, if you’ve got a bicycle, follow the river down to John Lennon’s old house in Mendips.

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Read letters from the Titanic

Liverpool has a rich maritime history, with the Mersey and ports providing the beating heart of this great city.

Explore this waterfront culture at the Merseyside Maritime Museum. Here you can discover the history of Liverpool’s docklands and the city’s affiliation with the doomed Titanic.

Wander through Europe’s oldest Chinese community

Liverpool’s bustling Chinatown is the oldest Europe, and one of the largest ethnic enclaves of its kind in the world.

You’ll find authentic grub here, and plenty of supermarkets and stores stocking traditional Chinese fare.  

Have a laugh at the Comedy Club

If you’re up for a laugh, head to one of the city’s many comedy clubs. Most put on regular free shows and there’s almost always something on.

Comedy Central, Laughterhouse and the Hot Water Comedy Club are some of the most vibrant.

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