Museum of Liverpool (map). A large museum all about the city of Liverpool and its history from ancient inhabitants of the area to its modern revival.
The Beatles Story (map). The Beatles began in Liverpool. The Beatles Story is the only museum in the world that is entirely Beatles-themed, with exhibitions such as their instruments and other artifacts. Other attractions based on The Beatles include their homes, Penny Lane, commemorative statues, Strawberry Fields and others.
Albert Dock (map). This is one of the more sophisticated places in Liverpool and is situated in the largest collection of Grade I listed buildings in the UK. Old warehouses have been converted into shops, apartments, restaurants, pubs, hotels, galleries and museums.
St George’s Hall (map). A mammoth of a Greco-Roman-style building which was built by wealthy merchants for the people of the city. It is arguably the finest neo-classical building in Western Europe, and has been thoroughly restored for Capital of Culture Year.
World Museum Liverpool (map). This is a fine building and well worth a visit. It contains an excellent collection of British rocketry exhibits, as well as the best Egyptological collection outside London.
Victoria Gallery & Museum (map). The University of Liverpool’s museum comprising their art collection and artefacts housed in an amazing Gothic building which coined the term ‘red brick university’.
The Bluecoat (map) is the oldest Grade 1 listed building in Liverpool’s city centre, dating back to 1717. Following a £14.5 million redevelopment, it re-opened in March 2008 with a new wing of galleries and a state-of-the-art performance space. It showcases talent across artistic disciplines including visual art, music, literature, dance and live art.
Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King (Paddy’s Wigwam, map). Affectionately known by the locals as Paddy’s Wigwam or “the Pope’s launching pad”. Visit on a sunny day as the stained glass ceiling looks fantastic!
Croxteth Hall and Country Park (map). This is one of Liverpool’s most important heritage sites, one of “the finest working country estates in the North West”. The estate has four main attractions – The Historic Hall, Croxteth Home Farm, the Victorian Walled Garden and a 500-acre country park including the new Croxteth Local Nature Reserve.