Liverpool is a maritime city in northwest England, where the River Mersey meets the Irish Sea. A key trade and migration port from the 18th to the early 20th centuries, it’s also, famously, the hometown of The Beatles.
The Albert Dock is a complex of dock buildings and warehouses in Liverpool, England. Designed by Jesse Hartley and Philip Hardwick, it was opened in 1846, and was the first structure in Britain to be built from cast iron, brick and stone, with no structural wood. Situated in a World Heritage Site waterfront, Albert Dock features the largest collection of Grade I listed buildings in the country.
Attractions in Liverpool include the award-winning Beatles Story, which tells the story of four of the city’s most famous residents who shook music and the world forever. Tate Liverpool is the home of art and culture at Albert Dock, past collections have included Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock. Remember the Merseyside Maritime Museum, where you can explore Liverpool’s maritime heritage and take some to learn about Liverpool’s history of slave trade at the International Slavery Museum and much more.
The award-winning Beatles Story, is the world’s largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to the lives and times of The Beatles. Located in the Fab Four’s hometown of Liverpool, The Beatles Story takes visitors on an atmospheric journey through the lives, times, culture and music of The Beatles.
The Pier Head is a significant aspect of the World Heritage Site and brings together the majestic Three Graces of The Royal Liver Building, The Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool building, making Liverpool Waterfront one of the most recognised skylines in the world. Pier Head also boasts the very modern facade of the recently opened Museum of Liverpool and the unusual sight of narrow boats as they pass through the specially constructed Canal Link.
Liverpool Waterfront is a great place to visit with a whole host of things to do in a breathtaking and iconic setting. Diverse in its appeal the waterfront offers everything from a sing-along in The Beatles Story to a quiet riverside stroll.
Tate Liverpool is an art gallery and museum in Liverpool, Merseyside, England, and part of Tate, along with Tate St Ives, Cornwall, Tate Britain, London, and Tate Modern, London.
The Merseyside Maritime Museum is a museum based in the city of Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK. It is part of National Museums Liverpool and an Anchor Point of ERIH, The European Route of Industrial Heritage. Merseyside Maritime Museum is in the Albert Dock, Liverpool. It contains a variety of objects associated with the social and commercial history of the port of Liverpool. Highlights include ship models, maritime paintings, colourful posters from the golden age of liners and even some full sized vessels.
The International Slavery Museum in Liverpool, England, is part of the National Museums Liverpool group. Its displays cover untold stories of enslaved people, including historical and contemporary slavery.
One of the finest art galleries in Europe, the Walker Art Gallery is home to renaissance masterpieces, Tudor portraits and one of the best collections of Victorian and Pre-Raphaelite art in the country. For 130 years it has housed Liverpool’s most outstanding art collection. Many of the gallery’s most important works have been on display in the city for nearly 200 years. The gallery also has an outstanding display of contemporary art including work by David Hockney, Lucian Freud and Bridget Riley.