Art And History: Liverpool’s Museums And Galleries

Below are seven of the most popular museums and galleries to explore and what you can expect to find at each;

The Museum of Liverpool – Opened in 2011 this museum highlights the history of Liverpool from the start. You can follow the history of specific cultures to the present day and take part in activities along the way.

The World Museum – A family friendly museum which has extensive collections covering archaeology, ethnology and the natural and physical sciences. The museum’s special attractions include the Natural History Centre and a planetarium.

The Merseyside Maritime Museum – This museum allows you to learn about Liverpool’s central role in the American Civil War and Battle of the Atlantic and more. You’ll be amazed by the world of smuggling, tax evasion, protest and war.

The Walker Art Gallery – The Walker Art Gallery houses one of the largest art collections in England, outside London. Including the Pre-Raphaelites art collections and the more recent Pride and Prejudice projects that includes art with LGBT connections.

The International Slavery Museum – The museum opened in 2007 and displays cover untold stories of enslaved people, including historical and contemporary slavery. The Transatlantic Slavery Gallery at the Merseyside Maritime Museum, won worldwide recognition.

Tate Liverpool – The Tate displays work from the Tate Collection which comprises the national collection of British art from the year 1500 to the present day, and international modern art. Admission is free and at an optional cost are the special exhibitions.

The Beatles Story – Owned by Merseytravel, The Beatles Story is a visitor attraction dedicated to the 1960s rock group The Beatles in Liverpool. Replicas of the Casbah, Mathew Street and The Cavern authentically capture the early 60s, and dive into the world of The Beatles.

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