History all around!
From humble beginnings as a tiny waterfront settlement, the city of Liverpool has gone on to play an important role on the global stage.
Crowning a rocky crag and boasting spectacular views, Beeston is one of the most dramatically sited medieval castles in England. With a 4,000 year history and a 40-acre woodland park Beeston Castle has something for everyone.
Birkenhead Priory & St Mary’s Tower
As the oldest standing building on Merseyside, Birkenhead Priory & St Mary’s Tower offers a unique insight into the town of Birkenhead and its historical and spiritual importance in the development of Wirral.
Liverpool Chinatown is the first chinatown that was established in Europe. The city has many reputable Chinese restaurants, Chinese takeaways, a huge selection of Chinese groceries from many Chinese supermarkets.
Dewa Roman Experience
Dewa Roman Experience occupies a unique site at the heart of the original legionary fortress. In 1991 archaeologists discovered remains of the fortress on this site and the excavations have been left open for public viewing.
Knowsley Hall and the Stanley family have featured in the region’s history, along with that of the nation, since the estate was created in 1385. Delve into the family’s past and you’ll discover the history of this family and the house.
251 Menlove Avenue, named Mendips, was the childhood home of John Lennon, singer and songwriter in the Beatles. The home was bought by Yoko Ono, Lennon’s widow, who then donated it to the National Trust.
National Waterways Museum
Set in a glorious collection of warehouses, stables and workshops on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal, the National Waterways Museum includes working double locks, historic canal boats, boat trips and a waterside café.
Northwest Museum of Road Transport
The Northwest Museum of Road Transport is a voluntary organisation, with members freely giving of their time and work towards keeping the museum open to the public, keen to show them the rich transport heritage of the region.
Old Dock Tours
Old Dock Tours offers free tours of Liverpool’s revolutionary Old Dock. The dock was the world’s first commercial enclosed wet dock, they are now available and can be booked from Merseyside Maritime Museum.
The Piermaster’s House was built in 1852 for the Piermaster who was responsible for ensuring the safe passage of ships entering and leaving the dock at high tide. In 2003 it was transformed back into a wartime house.
Port of Liverpool Building
The Port of Liverpool Building was erected as the head office of the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board. The building was designed by Briggs, Wolstenholme and Thorneley following an architectural competition in 1901.
Royal Liver Building
Overlooking the River Mersey and dominating one of the world’s most famous waterfront skylines, is Royal Liver Building. This Grade I iconic symbol of Liverpool was built in 1911 and at the time was the tallest building in Europe.
Sefton Park Palm House
Sefton Park Palm House is a Grade II listed Victorian glasshouse, with an octagonal three-tiered structure, showcasing the Liverpool Botanical Collection. Enjoy a leisurely stroll around the park, then relax with a coffee.
Speke Hall is a rare Tudor timber-framed manor house which has been restored and brought back to life in the 19th century, it is a unique and beautiful mixture of Tudor simplicity and Victorian arts and crafts’ aesthetics.
The Hardmans’ House
Explore the contrasting sides of this house: the neat, professional, spacious business rooms and the cluttered, cramped living quarters of the renowned portrait photographer Edward Chambré Hardman and his wife Margaret.
U-boat Story is a £5m attraction telling the story of World War II German submarine U-534. View the amazing life on board with original film archive and interactive displays you will witness all the dramatic action!
Williamson Art Gallery & Museum
The Williamson Art Gallery & Museum is minutes from the heart of Birkenhead, on the edge of the village of Oxton. A truly splendid building, this elegant venue provides space to display masterpieces, ceramics, and sculptures.