Conveniently located at The Albert Docks, this super new museum is a dazzling addition to that familiar Liverpool skyline. Inside, the design is equally dramatic, and the content impressive. The museum tells the story of Liverpool through transport, architecture and its people. There’s simply loads to look at, and wandering about this beautiful building is a treat in itself. Highlights for our family were – the life-size replica of a Liver bird, the beautiful Lion locomotive with a wooden carriage that my little girl pretended she was a passenger in, and a partial mock-up of an old Liverpool house – complete with privy – marvellous sound effects that had our eldest in stitches!
For younger visitors, the sparkling Little Liverpool gallery is bound to be a surefire hit. There are lots of colourful interactive toys including the fishing rod hooking game and a water table mini-replica of the River Mersey, complete with plastic boats. In order to avoid over-crowding in this area there is a timed entry scheme in operation, so you need to book in as soon as you arrive at the museum. We ate at the café on site which was pleasant – it’s not huge so I’d advise you time it in order to avoid the lunchtime rush.
Daily 10am-5pm. Admission free. liverpoolmuseums.org.uk