Attractions

  • Liverpool Football Club

    Address:
    Anfield Road, Liverpool L4 0TH .

    Liverpool Football Club is a professional football club in Liverpool, England, that competes in the Premier League, the top tier of English football. The club has won 5 European Cups, 3 UEFA Cups, 3 UEFA Super Cups, 18 League titles, 7 FA Cups, 8 League Cups, and 15 FA Community Shields.

    Founded in 1892, the club joined the Football League the following year and has played at Anfield since its formation. Liverpool established itself as a major force in English and European football in the 1970s and 1980s when Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley led the club to 11 League titles and seven European trophies. Under the management of Rafael Benítez and captained by Steven Gerrard, Liverpool became European champions for the fifth time in 2005.

    Liverpool was the ninth highest-earning football club in the world in 2016–17, with an annual revenue of €424.2 million,[3] and the world's eighth most valuable football club in 2018, valued at $1.944 billion.[4] The club is one of the best supported teams in the world.[5] Liverpool has long-standing rivalries with Manchester United and Everton.

    The club's supporters have been involved in two major tragedies: the Heysel Stadium disaster, where escaping fans were pressed against a collapsing wall at the 1985 European Cup Final in Brussels, with 39 people – mostly Italians and Juventus fans – dying, after which English clubs were given a five-year ban from European competition, and the Hillsborough disaster in 1989, where 96 Liverpool supporters died in a crush against perimeter fencing.

    The team changed from red shirts and white shorts to an all-red home strip in 1964 which has been used ever since. The club's anthem is "You'll Never Walk Alone".

  • Everton Football Club

    Address:
    Goodison Park stadium, Goodison Rd, Liverpool L5 9SR .

    Everton Football Club (/ˈɛvərtən/) is a football club in Liverpool, England, that competes in the Premier League, the top flight of English football. The club have competed in the top division for a record 114 seasons, missing the top division only four times (1930–31 and three consecutive seasons starting with 1951–52) since The Football League was created in 1888. Everton have won 15 major trophies: the League Championship nine times (fourth most as of 2017–18), the FA Cup five times (ninth most) and the UEFA Cup Winners Cup once.

    Formed in 1878, Everton were founding members of The Football League in 1888 and won their first League Championship two seasons later. Following four League Championship and two FA Cup wins, Everton experienced a lull in the immediate post World War Two period, until a revival in the 1960s, which saw the club win two League Championships and an FA Cup. The mid-1980s represented their most recent period of sustained success, with two League Championships, an FA Cup, and the 1985 European Cup Winners' Cup. The club's most recent major trophy was the 1995 FA Cup.

    The club's supporters are known as Evertonians. Everton have a rivalry with neighbours Liverpool, and the two sides contest the Merseyside derby. The club has been based at Goodison Park in Walton, Liverpool, since 1892, after moving from Anfield following a row over its rent. The club's home colours are royal blue shirts with white shorts and socks.

  • World Museum

    Address:
    William Brown Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 8EN .

    From the sea to the stars, a visit to World Museum reveals millions of years of the Earth’s history through thousands of exhibits and hands-on activities.

    Travel to distant continents and ancient civilisations in the amazing galleries.

    The Museum’s brand new Ancient Egypt: A journey through time gallery takes visitors on a 5,000-year adventure to the land of the pharaohs, and reveals one of the UK’s most significant collections of Egyptian objects. There’s no better place to come face-to-face with the past and delve deeper into the myths, mysteries and rituals surrounding the ancient Egyptian afterlife than in the gallery’s atmospheric Mummy Room.

    Discover the wonders of the natural world in the award winning Clore Natural History Centre. This is the place to get your hands on more than 20,000 of the most unusual items from the huge collections, from a hippopotamus skull to a mammoth tooth.

    There’s also the Weston Discovery Centre, which offers a range of activities and interaction to provide a fascinating insight into human history throughout the ages.

    Find a rainbow array of beautiful tropical fish at the aquarium, expert staff are on hand to answer questions and run demonstrations in which visitors can observe and learn more about live marine creatures .Get closer than you ever thought possible to creepy crawlies at the bug house. The bug house displays a selection of specimens from the museum's vast research collection alongside real live colonies of leaf cutter ants.

    Blast off into space at World Museum’s Planetarium with some brand new shows. Meet IQ, Scooter and Nat in Fly me to the Moon, a fantastic adventure for young space fans aged four and over. Or, join Coyote in a fast-paced, fun show that explores lunar phases, eclipses and other puzzles in Earth, Moon and Sun, aimed at visitors aged six and over. Buy your tickets at the information desk on your visit.

    Don’t forget to complete your day with a relaxing visit to the Museum’s brand new café and shop facilities. .

    Open daily, 10am-5pm. Free entry.

  • Mersey Ferries

    Address:
    Pier Head Ferry Terminal, Georges Parade, Pier Head, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 1DP .

    See the best views of the Liverpool Waterfront on the world famous Mersey Ferry with our 50-minute River Explorer Cruise.  Guided by expert commentary throughout the cruise you can sit back, relax and take in the captivating views of the UNESCO World Heritage waterfront. River Explorer Cruise tickets also include admission to U-boat Story at Woodside terminal.

    Plus, when you buy a combined River Explorer Cruise and Spaceport ticket you can hop off the ferry at Seacombe Ferry Terminal and visit Spaceport. Here you can enjoy our Sci-Fi Icons exhibition- a private collection of Star Wars memorabilia from one of the UK's biggest collectors and experience our amazing 360° dome show.

    Following your visit to Spaceport, a short hop back on the River Explorer Cruise takes you to Woodside Ferry Terminal to visit the fantastic U-boat Story. Discover an amazing and unique insight into life on-board U-534 through the exhibition's interactive and audio-visual exhibits.

    You can also combine your River Explorer Cruise on the Mersey Ferry with a trip on the City Explorer Open Top Bus and the Liverpool Cathedral Tower Experience with our Do the Double and Do the Treble sightseeing packages. These fantastic visitor experiences give you the opportunity to see all the must-do sights around the city at an unbeatable price!

    Mersey Ferries have a selection of cruises throughout the year to enjoy including Manchester Ship Canal Cruises, Summer Evening Cruises and themed cruises such as tribute cruises and Who Dunnit Murder Mystery Cruises, for more information visit merseyferries.co.uk

  • Museum of Liverpool

    Address:
    Pier Head, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 1DG .

    The Museum of Liverpool is the world’s first national museum devoted to the history of a regional city and the largest newly-built national museum in Britain for more than a century. In 2018, it will mark 10 years on Liverpool’s UNESCO World Heritage Site waterfront and 10 years of representing Liverpool’s unique and interesting history.

    Hop on board the overhead railway, get up close to the stage where John Lennon and Paul McCartney first met, immerse yourself in the city’s rich sporting and creative history and experience for yourself what it means to be Liverpudlian. Don’t miss the 360º immersive films about Liverpool and Everton FC and The Beatles!

    Exhibits showcase popular culture and tackle social, historical and contemporary issues of Liverpool’s region in an accessible, engaging manner.

    More than 6,000 objects bring Liverpool’s incredible heritage to life, celebrating thousands of years of the city’s achievements.

    Exhibits include 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. Book a place in Little Liverpool and introduce your youngest children to the wonders of the Museum of Liverpool.

    The museum also houses changing exhibits, examples include ‘Reel Stories’: that explores Liverpool’s history on the silver screen and ‘Growing up in the city’ which s a photographic exhibition exploring a childhood in Liverpool.

    Head to the skylight galleries to see the sweeping views of the Three Graces - this window actually won ‘Best window with a view’ - so is definitely worth a stop off.

    The café on the ground floor serves delicious traditional British food with a contemporary twist. Here, you can relax and enjoy excellent views of the canal and Albert Dock. Free Wifi is also available here.

  • Mendips and 20 Forthlin Road (Beatles childhood homes)

    Address:
    20 Forthlin Road .

    Step inside the lives of a young Lennon and McCartney with this combined escorted tour of Mendips and 20 Forthlin Road – the childhood homes of John and Paul. This is your opportunity to explore where the Fab Four met, composed and rehearsed many of their earliest songs; a real treat for any Beatles or Quarrymen fan!

    These two small houses in suburban Liverpool offer the only tour that takes you inside these unique and incredibly atmospheric buildings – you can practically hear the sounds of the lads, and almost picture their daily routines played out in front of you. 'Imagine' walking through the back door into the kitchen where John’s Aunt Mimi would have cooked him his tea, or standing in the spot where Lennon and McCartney composed ‘I Saw Her Standing There’.  Join our custodians on a fascinating trip down memory lane, and take a moment to reflect on these incredible individuals.

    Mendips

    Lennon’s childhood home and a fine example of 1950s semi-detached housing popular in this suburban area of Liverpool. You might note that it seems more ‘luxurious’ than 20 Forthlin Road, mainly due to the loving maintenance of John’s Aunt Mimi. You’ll be able to experience the house and garden just as it was when they lived there; neat, tidy yet still cosy.

    20 Forthlin Road

    Step inside a typical example of post-war terraced council housing, McCartney’s childhood home is smaller than Lennon’s. Money was tight; after Paul’s mother’s tragic death, himself and his brother Mike were brought up solely by their father Jim.

    Expect to see mismatched wallpaper, clutter and threadbare sofas; just as it would have been during their time here.

    Take home memento of your incredible visit – from books to postcards – both houses have souvenirs that you can purchase (cash only), taking a little piece of your experience away with you.

    Booking a Tour

    The tour itself incorporates mini bus travel, which has a capacity of 15 passengers. The buses are fully wheelchair accessible, but please call to check availability and the team will be happy to find a suitable tour for you. For information on tour pick-ups, times and any extra information, please visit the tour FAQ’s here.

    We recommend booking well in advance, as each tour is limited to 15 people and can sell out incredibly quickly.

    The tour is full all ages too, so no need to leave some of your friends of family behind – child tickets are available to purchase along with adult tickets, and places are free for under 5s – though you will still need to reserve a space for your little one.

  • Knowsley Safari

    Address:
    Prescot, Knowsley, Merseyside, L34 4AN .

    Knowsley Safari is calling all adventurers!

    Experience the Liverpool’s wildest day out with a trip to family-favourite, Knowsley Safari.

    Kick off your day with a tour of the 550 acre Safari Drive and get acquainted with over 700 wild animals, from baboons to camels, wildebeest to tigers, all from the comfort of your own car.

    The drive through lion enclosure is a real highlight of the safari drive while for many visitors the baboons are the stars of the show. Whether up close, on the Baboon Bus or by taking the car friendly route, you’ll get a great view of the monkey madness; the boisterous baboons that have become Knowsley’s trademark.

    An all day destination, and the fun doesn’t end with the Safari Drive at Knowsley. On the Foot Safari, you can take a walk on the dark side through the Bat Forest – a 5* home from home for 100 Egyptian fruit bats, or marvel at the birds of prey. The ‘beak to face’ Birds of Prey Experience includes vulture feeding, flying displays and bird handling. Anything could happen as they swoop and dive just inches above your head!

    What’s more you can get up close and personal at the Giraffe Tower with regular giraffe talks from the team, watch the sea lions splash about in our sea lion show, get acquainted with the family of meerkats, and keep an eye out for our cutest duo, the South American bushdogs.

    As well as the exotic animals who make Knowsley their home, at the park you can also see an array of native British wildlife. Ten species of waterfowl nest around the park’s Mizzy Lake; kestrels and buzzards can be seen in the woodland and with patience brown hares, stoats, weasels and squirrels can also be spotted.

    As well as all the amazing animals we also have amusement rides and play areas to keep the little ones entertained all day long!

    There is a long history of keeping animals on the Knowsley estate. In the 19th century Edward, the 13th Earl of Derby, kept one of the largest private menageries in the world with 90 species of mammals and 300 species of birds! As part of Knowsley’s commitment to conservation, today’s keepers are always on hand to talk about the work undertaken to protect the many species at the Park, and the daily care that they give the animals. If you’ve got any questions; just ask.

  • Merseyside Maritime Museum

    Address:
    Albert Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 4AQ .

    Submerge yourself in Liverpool’s historic seafaring past at the Merseyside Maritime Museum.

    Located in the heart of the Albert Dock, it’s the ideal location to explore and uncover the development of the world famous port. Boats, paintings, ship models, ship wrecked objects, uniforms and more.

    Merseyside Maritime Museum brings Liverpool’s nautical history to life. Discover the city's pivotal role as the gateway to the new world.

    Highlights include the Life at Sea display, telling the story of the merchant navy. Children and and families can learn about Liverpool's role in The Battle of the Atlantic during World War Two.

    Throughout the museum you’ll find exhibits, trails and free events perfect for the little ones.

    To find out what trails and activities are taking place, just visit the information desk when you arrive and ask a member of the friendly museum team. Here you can also book onto the eye-opening tour of the Old Dock, taking you underground into the world’s first commercial enclosed wet dock. During the summer months,

    Immerse yourself in the Museum’s extensive Maritime archives. See how artists have portrayed the port of Liverpool and the many ships once found on the river Mersey in the Art and the Sea Gallery, and enjoy a changing temporary exhibitions programme.

    At the information desk you can also book a tour of the Old Dock, the world’s first commercial enclosed wet dock, and during the summer months, the Edmund Gardner pilot ship.

    On the 4th floor, enjoy incredible food accompanied by stunning views of the Albert Dock and waterfront at the 2010 Michelin Guide-listed Maritime Dining Room. On the ground floor, the Quayside Café serves lighter bites and refreshments and nearby is the shop for all of your nautical-themed souvenir needs.

    Seized! The border and customs uncovered, the national museum of the UK Border Force can be found in the basement, while the International Slavery Museums is on the third floor.

  • The Albert Dock

    Address:
    Albert Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 4AF .

    With its history dating back to 1839, the Albert Dock has been on a rollercoaster ride; from dereliction to a complete regenerative transformation in 1988. Blending the old and the new, it now proudly holds the title of being one of the most visited tourist attractions in the whole of the UK, thanks to its extensive offer of restaurants, bars, hotels, museums and galleries. In June 2018, the Albert Dock was recognised by Her Majesty the Queen and is now officially the Royal Albert Dock. 

    Located on Liverpool’s incredible World Heritage Site waterfront, the Albert Dock structure features the largest collection of Grade I listed buildings in the whole country. With such an impressive accolade, you’d be right in thinking that the attractions housed here are going to be something worth talking about.

    Beatles fan? Well, the award-winning The Beatles Story is the perfect start. The world's largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to their lives and times takes you on an immersive journey; from the start of the band to Beatlemania, the memorabilia and fascinating facts make this one of Albert Dock’s best-loved sights. Pair that with a trip on the Magical Mystery Tour and you’re onto a winner.

    Art lovers will be in their element at Tate Liverpool; Albert Dock’s home of British and international modern & contemporary art and culture. Past collections have included Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock and Picasso, what’s next? You’ll have to make a trip and find out!

    Delve into Liverpool’s maritime heritage – and its connection to RMS Titanic - at the Merseyside Maritime Museum and discover the historical and contemporary aspects of slavery, and the part that Merseyside played in the slave trade at the International Slavery Museum.

    With past events including British Style Collective, Folk festival on the Dock and the start of The Clipper Race, you can count on the Albert Dock to put on a bunch of spectacular events each year. To find out more, check our What’s On page.

    And once you’ve seen it all, experience dozens of delicious dishes and pick-me-ups dotted around the Dock – from the pirate-themed The Smuggler’s Cove to the Italian delights of Gusto – and don’t forget nightlife entertainment like PANAM or Liverpool Comedy Central are always on hand once night draws in. No need to venture away once the fun is over, Albert Dock’s two hotels, Premier Inn and Holiday Inn Express, are on hand to make your experience as fuss-free as possible. What are you waiting for? Come and see the Dock!

  • The Beatles Story

    Address:
    Britannia Vaults, Albert Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 4AD .

    The award-winning ‘The Beatles Story’ is the world's largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to telling the story of The Beatles’ rise to fame. Located in the Fab Four’s hometown of Liverpool on the stunning UNESCO World heritage waterfront at the Albert Dock, The Beatles Story takes visitors on an immersive journey through the lives, times, culture and music of the world’s greatest band.

    Join The Beatles on their journey; first conquering Liverpool, and then the world, through recreations of key locations from the band’s career including The Casbah Club, The Cavern Club, and Abbey Road Studios.

    Multi-media audio guides are available in eleven different languages including English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese and more recently, Korean. They are beautifully narrated by John Lennon’s sister, Julia.  The FREE guide is packed with information, imagery, and features video interviews with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, giving visitors a unique insight into the story of the Fab Four.

    A must for any music fan, The Beatles Story features an impressive collection of fascinating memorabilia including the band’s original instruments, John Lennon’s New York piano, Ringo Starr’s drum kit, rare album sleeves, photography and original lyrics.

    New items recently introduced include the original Strawberry Field Gates, the ‘Holy Grail’ record that launched The Beatles, Brian Epstein’s Jacket and to mark 50 years since the release of Sgt Pepper, a range of new memorabilia including a full set of authentic replica suits.

    Finish your perfect historical experience in one of two Beatles-themed Fab4 Cafes or browse through a fantastic range of products available from one of the Fab4 Stores.

    In 2018, The Beatles Story celebrates 50 years since The Beatles travelled to India with the launch of a special exhibition. ‘Beatles In India’ looks at this key period in time with new memorabilia, imagery and personal accounts from people who were there with them.

    For more information and to buy tickets please visit beatlesstory.com

  • Liverpool Cathedral

    Address:
    St James Mount, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 7AZ .

    Liverpool Anglican Cathedral is Britain's biggest Cathedral and the 5th largest in Europe. The cathedral is free to enter, however the tower and audio tour is highly recommended. Book tickets through VisitLiverpool by clicking on the 'buy tickets' button to save time!

    The Cathedral is a world-class visitor attraction with a full programme of events from Cream Classics music sets to large gala dinners and conferences.

    Travel to the top of the tower on the 'Tower Experience' and enjoy unrivalled panoramic views from 500ft above sea level! Here visitors can see the city and way beyond, it's also one of the best places to catch a Mersey sunset.

    The Tower Experience includes the Great Space Film on how the cathedral was built (available in 7 languages), a visit to the Bell Chamber - the world's heaviest peal of bells and of course a trip to the top!

    The Cathedral also offers a choice of two dining venues. The Mezzanine Cafe inside the Cathedral and the Welsford that even serves a traditional Roast Dinner on a Sunday.

    Liverpool Cathedral remain committed to keeping entry free to all, despite receiving no government funding or subsidy.

  • Liverpool ONE

    Address:
    Liverpool ONE, L1 8LT .

    Liverpool ONE is a shopping, residential and leisure complex in Liverpool, England. The project involved the redevelopment of 42 acres (170,000 m²) of underutilised land in Liverpool city centre. It is a retail led development, anchored by department stores Debenhams and John Lewis, with additional elements including leisure facilities (anchored by a 14-screen Odeon cinema and 36-hole adventure golf centre), apartments, offices, public open space and transport improvements. The completion of Liverpool ONE has significantly boosted the local economy as well as lifted Liverpool into the top five most popular retail destinations in the UK. Liverpool ONE is the largest open air shopping centre in the United Kingdom and the 5th largest overall. Each store was created by a different architect, thereby leading to quite stark differences between some buildings, and this is one way in which Liverpool ONE differentiates itself from other shopping centres.

    The majority of the development was opened in phases on 29 May 2008 and 1 October 2008, during Liverpool's year as European Capital of Culture, whilst the final residential units opened in early 2009.[5] The cost of construction associated with the project was £500 million, with a total investment value of £920 million.

  • The Metquarter

    Address:
    35 Whitechapel, Liverpool L1 6DA .

    The current Metquarter building previously served as Liverpool's General Post Office, which reminiscent of a French chateau. The building was severely damaged in the May blitz in 1941, resulting in the demolition of the upper floors. The site was formerly owned by The Walton Group and was acquired in 2004 by Milligan (a retail development company that is also linked with Triangle Manchester the retail and leisure operations in Manchester and London Luton Airports) and J. W. Kaempfer and Richardson Developments.Over the space of two years from what was thought to cost £70 million eventually came to a total of £100 million and the former Post Office building was transformed into a 160,000 sq ft (15,000 m2) leisure and retail centre.[4] Metquarter was opened in March 2006. Following a successful 18-month launch period, Milligan sold Metquarter in August 2007 to Anglo Irish Bank Private Banking and Alanis Capital, the current owners.

  • Mattel Play! Liverpool

    Address:
    The Grand Hall, The Colonnades, Albert Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 4AA .

    Find Mattel Play! at Livepool's favourite attraction, the Albert Dock. 

    Based on the popular TV characters that children know and love - Thomas & Friends, Bob the Builder and Fireman Sam - inspire your child’s imagination with over 13,000 square feet of interactive adventure play across three uniquely themed zones. 

    Once inside you don’t sit and watch, but instead it is your child’s creativity, physicality and natural curiosity that brings their favourite characters and stories to life.

    Begin your adventure with Thomas and Rosie as you explore the Island of Sodor from Knapford Station to Tidmouth Sheds and Farmer McColl’s farm. Grab your tool belt and hard hat and lose yourself in the adventures of Bob and Wendy as they construct projects using a foundation of determination and teamwork. Be transported to the Welsh village of Pontypandy where you can climb aboard Jupiter, explore the Ocean Rescue Centre and put fires out at sea, just like our heroes next door Fireman Sam and Penny!

    With free entry to the on-site café and retail area, as well as two themed party areas for your special celebrations and an interactive green screen experience, Mattel Play! is one of the most unique family attractions in Liverpool.

  • The Climbing Hangar

    Address:
    6 Birchall St, Liverpool L20 8PD .

    Is this your first climbing experience?

    This is going to be a lot of fun!

    All new climbers are required to complete a Hangar induction. We run them throughout the day and although you're welcome to drop in, we'd recommend guaranteeing your place by booking online. Inductions are included in the cost of entry, but if you want to get the most out of climbing they're priceless!

    We provide everything you need. Just bring yourself, some comfortable clothes and an open mind. Take a look at our FAQ for some handy tips.

    Your induction will take about 20 minutes and once you’re done you’re free to climb for as long as you want.

    Register online at home beforehand and it will save you a little bit of time at the wall!