Historic places to visit in Liverpool


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Western Approaches

1-3 Rumford Street, Near Town Hall
Liverpool L2 8SZ

liverpoolwarmuseum.co.uk

Set beneath the streets of Liverpool, re-live the times of 1940s Britain with an insight into the life and work of the Wrens and Waafs working under constant pressure in the original area command headquarters for the battle of the Atlantic. Now open to the public, you can visit the reconstruction of the 50,000 sq ft labyrinth of original rooms which brings a dramatic period of history vividly to life.

Sudley House

Mossley Hill Road, Aigburth
Liverpool L18 8BX

liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Sudley House is the former family home of the Holt family. George Holt founded the Liverpool shipping line Lamport and Holt and was a pioneer of trade with Brazil. Collections: Sudley displays fine 18th and 19th century paintings from Holt's collection, together with works from the Walker Art Gallery. George Holt started collecting paintings in the late 1860s, specialising in contemporary British art, but later acquired portraits by Gainsborough, Romney and Raeburn, and two superb late paintings by Turner.

Speke Hall, Garden & Estate - National Trust

The Walk
Liverpool L24 1XD

nationaltrust.org.uk

Tudor half-timbered house with rich interiors and fine gardens. The atmospheric interior of this rambling house spans many periods.

Sefton Park Palm House

Sefton Park
Liverpool L17 1AP

palmhouse.org.uk

Sefton Park Palm House is a Grade II* listed Victorian palm house situated in leafy glades of Sefton Park, 2 miles from Liverpool City Centre. It was built in 1896 and gifted to the city by Henry Yates Thompson. It is managed by Sefton Park Palm House Preservation Trust and contains plants from around the world.

Merseyside Maritime Museum

Albert Dock
Liverpool L3 4AQ

liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Set sail and drop anchor for a fun day out at Merseyside Maritime Museum - about the seafaring importance of Liverpool as a gateway to the world, including the city's role in the transatlantic slave trade and emigration. The Maritime Archive and Library contains one of the finest collections of merchant shipping records in the UK.

Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

Cathedral House, Mount Pleasant
Liverpool L3 5TQ

liverpoolmetrocathedral.org.uk

Architects throughout the world were invited in 1960 to design a Cathedral for Liverpool which would relate to the existing Crypt, be capable of construction within five years, cost at the current prices no more than one million pounds for its shell, and most important of all, express the new spirit of the liturgy then being radically reformulated by the Second Vatican Council. Of 300 entries from all over the world, Sir Frederick Gibberd's (1908-1984) design was chosen, and building began in October 1962.

Liverpool Central Library, Archive & Record Office

Liverpool Central Library and Archive, William Brown Street
Liverpool L3 8EW

The largest library is the Central Library in the City Centre. There are smaller community libraries spread across the city. Collections: Liverpool Record Office's photographic image collection is a Designated Collection of national importance. The photographic collection contains photographs from the City Engineer.

Liverpool Cathedral

Liverpool L1 7AZ

liverpoolcathedral.org.uk

Liverpool Cathedral is an awesome, beautiful building and a vibrant living church attempting to live the Christian Gospel.

Hardmans' House, The - National Trust

59 Rodney Street
Liverpool L1 9ER

nationaltrust.org.uk

Georgian terraced house - the former studio and home of the photographer E. Chambre Hardman. Collections include a selection of Hardman'ss collection of photographs - over 142,000 images.

Croxteth Hall & Country Park

Croxteth Hall Lane
Liverpool L12 0HB

croxteth.co.uk

Croxteth Hall Country Park is at the heart of what was once a great country estate stretching hundreds of square miles and was the ancestral home of the Molyneux family, the Earls of Sefton. It is now managed by The City of Liverpool and is one of the major heritage centres of the North West, attracting thousands of visitors every year.

Beatles' Childhood Homes, The - National Trust

Mendips, (National Trust)
Liverpool L24 1YP

nationaltrust.org.uk

Mendips was the childhood home of John Lennon, he lived there with his Aunt Mimi and Uncle George and composed early songs in the front porch and in his bedroom. Mendips has been restored to its 1950s period glory.

20 Forthlin Road

Allerton
Liverpool L24 1YP

nationaltrust.org.uk

20 Forthlin Road is one of the most important houses in the history of popular music. This ordinary terraced house was the family home of Sir Paul McCartney right through the early Beatles years.