05 Jun The Top Twelve Museums in Liverpool

Liverpool may be home to The Beatles, a vibrant nightlife and numerous entertainment venues, but Liverpool also houses the most museums and galleries outside of London. We have done the hard work for you and found the museums in Liverpool that you absolutely need to visit during your city break in this fascinating city. Here are the top twelve museums in Liverpool.

1.Tate LiverpoolΒ 

Tate Liverpool

Located in a converted warehouse in the famous Royal Albert Docks in Liverpool, Tate Liverpool is part of the Tate Collection and is the most visited gallery of visual art outside of the capital city. Displaying a range of contemporary art, exhibits, and art installations, Tate Liverpool has been home to the lives of Kandinsky, Haring, and Warhol. Discover the highlights of the constellations and modern art and with free entry, this museum is an absolute must.

2. Walker Art Gallery

 

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The Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool showcases a range of exhibits, artwork, and items from Leonardo da Vinci exhibitions to over 10,000 items of clothing dating from the 1700s to present day. Explore some of the Pre-Raphaelites paintings which are some of the best in the world. This museum is also free entry, so don’t miss out.

3. International Slavery Museum

 

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Discover the history of slavery and how slaves lived, find out more about the traditional Igbo culture, the true stories of the enslaved Africans, and the legacies that they all left behind them.Β  From artefacts to interactive exhibits, this museum brings to life how life was in West Africa and their lives in the Western world. The International Slavery Museum opened in 20017 and continues to look at all aspects of slavery including modern-day slavery and increasingly fights for human rights issues.

4. Victoria Gallery and Museum

 

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In this fascinating museum, you will find a range of collections displaying the weird and the wonderful from nightmares in a bottle, Victorian dental surgeries, and a fine art collection. This variety of exhibits is bound to inspire everyone and teach you something about almost everything! The Victoria Gallery and Museum aim to give visitors a unique insight into the curiosities from the 127 years of the University of Liverpool.

5. Sudley House

Sudley House is a well preserved Victorian merchant house located just south of Liverpool city centre. With a unique collection of artwork, this house has been lovingly restored and is now dedicated to the people who lived there.

6. World Museum

 

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The World Museum is one of the better-known museums in Liverpool and is home to a large range of collections including archaeology, ethnology and the sciences. The museum also includes a Natural history Centre and a planetarium. Discover the history of the world with the museums brand new Ancient Egypt exhibit, or explore the array of beautiful tropical fish. From the depths of the oceans to the stars beyond the galaxy, no matter your interests, this museum is one of the best in Liverpool.

7. The Beatles Story

Of course, a trip to Liverpool would not be complete without a visit toΒ  The Beatles Story. This specialist museum is dedicated to the history of one of the greatest bands ever created and will lead you through the lives and music careers of The Beatles. An award-winning museum, The Beatles Story will transport you and immerse you into one of the most amazing stories about four young lads from Liverpool.

8. Museum of Liverpool

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Having opened in 2011, The Museum of Liverpool is one of the youngest in the city. Devoted to the history of the city it is the world’s first national museum to be dedicated to a regional city. From exhibitions on The Beatles to the secret life of Pembroke Place, this museum is perfect is you are looking to learn much more about the city you are staying in.

9. Open Eye Gallery

 

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The Open Eye Gallery was first established in 1977 and is housed on the waterfront of Liverpool. This not-for-profit gallery houses a collection of contemporary of photography, with workshops taking place. Promoting up-and-coming young photographers, anyone who steps foot in this gallery will be impacted by the powerful images and inspired to chase their photographer dreams.

10. Spaceport

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Be inspired and take a trip to the stars in this unique tourist attraction come museum. Dedicated to space and space travel, Spaceport offers visitors interactive exhibits, sci-fi collections such as Star Wars characters, and themed galleries.

11. Bluecoat

 

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Built in the early 1700s as a charity school, the Blue Coat School moved in 1906 and was rented by Sandon Studios. Bluecoat now plays host to numerous cultural and art exhibitions as well as performances. This landmark building always has something happening so make sure you check out the events during your city break.

12. Lady Lever Art Gallery

 

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Opened in 1922, the Lady Lever Art Gallery is located on the Wirral and is one of the National Museums of Liverpool. It is regarded as one of the finest art galleries in Europe and is home to a collection of items and paintings.

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