Located within Liverpool's historic Albert Dock, the Beatles Story is a unique visitor attraction that will transport you on an exciting and atmospheric journey into the life, times, culture and music of the Beatles. See how four young lads from Liverpool were propelled to the dizzy heights of worldwide fame and fortune to become the greatest band of all time. Hear the story unfold through the "Living History" audio guide narrated by John Lennon's sister, Julia and view some amazing and rare Beatles artefacts along the way.
Visitors can enter our new areas including the 'Going Solo' room which investigates the solo careers of John, Paul, George and Ringo, check out the interactive Discovery Zone, relax in the only Beatles themed Starbucks Coffeehouse or buy Beatles souvenirs in the award winning Fab4Store.
If that wasn't enough the Beatles Story is now on two fab sites....
Once you have experienced the magic of the Beatles at the Albert Dock, head over to our second home, the Beatles Story Pier Head in the Mersey Ferries Terminal. There you'll find spectacular world class special exhibitions, along with the amazing Fab4D Experience, which will take you on a magical journey through the music of the Beatles, with 3D animation and 4D special effects. Excellent discounts on family saver tickets make this a truly fab day out for both adults and kids!
The Beatles Story’s Fab4Store offers one of the largest collections of official Beatles merchandise and souvenirs in the world. Our knowledgeable team is on hand to ensure you find the perfect Beatles gift.
Opening Times: open 7 days a week, all year (excluding 25/26 Dec).
The Beatles Story, Britannia Vaults, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AD
Seecret Tours will take you on a walking tour around Liverpool’s street art, hidden attractions and alternative sights. Tours run daily, just book online then show up at the Seecret meeting point 5 minutes prior to the tour starting. seecrettours.co.uk
Winner of the Best Newcomer Award at the Liverpool Tourism Awards 2015
The Cavern is the most famous club in the world! With this statement in mind it would be very easy for the club to sit back and live off the memories of times gone by. This is definitely not the case as the club is as vibrant and relevant to the latest generation of musicians as in any time in its history. With continuous development and investment to enable it to continue with this bold boast for many years to come.
The front stage of the club is set under the famous arches that have provided the iconic images of the Beatles in the early 1960’s. This area is now supplemented with a state of the art sound system to guarantee that everyone in the venue can experience fully the first class performance on offer. This area of the club is generally open to the public and has a wide variety of entertainment scheduled on every night of the week and throughout the day on the weekends.
The back room (Big Stage), is the largest area of the club and is used for ticketed gigs and private functions. The sound system is second to none, making the room ideal for signed bands on the touring circuit or our regular unsigned nights.
Albert Dock Visitor Information Centre
Anchor Courtyard, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AF
Tate Liverpool houses two main types of exhibits: displays of art selected from the Tate Collection and special exhibitions of contemporary art (bringing together works loaned from other collections both public and private). The Gallery has always shown the wide and challenging variety of objects that are included in the field of modern and contemporary art: photography, printmaking, video, performance and installation as well as painting and sculpture. Alongside British art, foreign work has been exhibited (some seen for the first time in this country at Tate Liverpool). The Gallery has worked with institutions in France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, United States of America, Canada, Ireland, Korea and Japan as well as galleries in Great Britain. Recently Tate Liverpool was proud host to the prestigious 'Turner Prize'.
Tate Liverpool Shop: The shop at Tate Liverpool stocks a wide range of art books and gifts, postcards and posters. Eating at Tate Liverpool: Tate Cafe offers a tasty contemporary menu, making it an ideal location for lunch.
The Merseyside Maritime Museum Liverpool, tells the history of one of the world's greatest ports. Discover Liverpool's central role in centuries at sea as the gateway to the new world, how the Titanic, Lusitania and Empress of Ireland tragedies affected the city and how merchant navy ships operating out of the port have provided a lifeline in times of war and peace. Located at The Albert Dock. Museum Website
The International Slavery Museum is based in the Merseyside Maritime Museum at Liverpool's Albert Dock. The museum explores both the historical and contemporary aspects of slavery, addressing the many legacies of the slave trade and telling stories of bravery and rebellion amongst the enslaved people. These are stories which have been largely untold. - Museum Website
The Museum of Liverpool reflects the city's global significance through its unique geography, history and culture. Visitors can explore the how the port, its people, their creative and sporting history have shaped the city.
Situated in the heart of the city, the Bluecoat is one of Liverpool's most distinctive buildings. The widely revered Grade 1 listed arts centre is almost 300 years old and reopened in 2008 after a £14.5 million redevelopment. The Bluecoat uses its unique spaces to offer a year-round programme showcasing visual art, music, dance, live art and literature. It is also home to a number of artists and creative businesses, and runs ongoing participation programmes for families and local communities. The Bluecoat’s gallery and performance spaces, shops, cafe, Upstairs bistro, and tranquil city centre garden setting ensure that there is always something for everyone.
Open all year – Mon-Sat, 8am-6pm, Sun, 10am-6pm
closed 25 / 26 December and 1 January
Enjoy a scenic ride around our great city on open top tour buses.
Hop on and off at many different tourist attractions around the city.
'City Sightseeing' is the number one open top tour operator in Liverpool, it encompasses an educational tour around the sights of Liverpool in a clean, bright, fun, recognisable bus. The tour departs every 30 minutes and each tour lasts 1 hour and the tour encompasses 12 stops starting at the famous Liver Buildings. Between stops you can experience sights like the war museum in Chapel Street or remain on the tour and visit Matthew Street, the home of the Cavern Club where the Beatles played. Sir Thomas Street will offer the customer the chance to experience the Conservation Centre and its diverse collections.
(video above) Richard Wilson's 'Turning The Place Over'.
A giant moving sculpture, opposite Moorfields station. Sculptor Richard Wilson has cut out an egg-shaped section of the derelict building’s front and fixed it to a giant pivot!
FACT - Foundation for Art & Creative Technology
The UK's leading organisation for the commissioning and presentation of film, video and new media art forms. Visit FACT to see films, exhibitions, education programmes and special events. The cinemas screen a range of art-house, foreign language and general release films. - In 2007 Quentin Tarantino visited for a special preview his movie 'Death Proof' at FACT.
Galleries: Dedicated to the moving image and new media, FACT has two galleries with changing exhibitions. Featuring newly commissioned work by established and emerging international artists. Entrance to the galleries is free!
The Cafe, situated on the ground floor of FACT serves speciality coffee and tea, soft drinks, pastries, baguettes & bagels.
FACT - 88 Wood Street, Liverpool L1 4DQ
Tel: 0151 707 4450
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The World Museum combines historic treasures from across the globe with the latest interactive technology to make an unbeatable family day out. There is always something new with changing exhibitions, workshops and activities.
Open daily 10am-5pm. / Free entry!
World Museum Liverpool, William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EN
The Victoria Gallery & Museum features collections of art and curiosities so varied and exciting you'll wonder why you've never visited it before. It is part of the University of Liverpool and is situated in a fantastic grade II listed building designed by Alfred Waterhouse that has recently been re-opened to the public by the Princess Royal following extensive renovation work. Entry is FREE and is also home to the amazing Waterhouse Café where they use as much fresh local produce as they can on a daily basis.