The best museums in Liverpool in December 2023

These are the top 20 best museums in Liverpool, England, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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Looking for the best museums in Liverpool? These are the best ones:

  1. Museum of Liverpool1

    Museum of Liverpool

    The Museum of Liverpool is housed in a modern building with a large glass window and tells the story of Liverpool and its people, reflecting Liverpool's global significance. In the museum, visitors can explore how the port, its people, their creative and sporting history have shaped Liverpool. Divid
  2. The Liverpool FC Story2

    The Liverpool FC Story

    In The Liverpool FC Story, visitors can discover the 120 years of history of the Liverpool Football Club and see various artifacts and documents related to it. The museum holds the The Steven Gerrard Collection, a personal collection of footballing memorabilia and has all 5 European Trophies on disp
  3. Merseyside Maritime Museum3

    Merseyside Maritime Museum

    The Merseyside Maritime Museum is a museum about the seafaring importance of Liverpool as a gateway to the world. The city’s seafaring heritage is brought to life within the historic Albert Dock. The collections held by the museum include objects associated with the social and commercial history of
  4. World Museum4

    World Museum

    World Museum is the largest and oldest of the National Museums Liverpool, founded in 1851 when the 13th Earl of Derby left his substantial natural history collection to the city. Here you can discover treasures from around the world, explore outer space and meet live creatures. The collections of th
  5. Walker Art Gallery5

    Walker Art Gallery

    The Walker Art Gallery houses one of the largest art collections in England. Its collections includes paintings, sculpture and decorative art from the 13th century to the present day. The gallery is home to Italian and Netherlandish paintings from 1300–1550, European art from 1550–1900, including wo
  6. Tate Liverpool + RIBA North6

    Tate Liverpool + RIBA North

    Tate Liverpool has temporarily relocated from its home at the Royal Albert Dock while an extensive refurbishment takes place. While the gallery at the Royal Albert Dock is closed for improvement, Tate Liverpool can be found at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) North at Mann Island,
  7. Mendips7


    Mendips is the childhood home of Beatles' singer and songwriter John Lennon. The house is a fine example of 1950s semi-detached housing. Visitors to Mendips can still see the house and garden as it was when John Lennon lived here and the house still feels like a real home. The house is now Grade II
  8. Speke Hall, Garden and Estate8

    Speke Hall, Garden and Estate

    Speke Hall, Garden and Estate is a museum in Liverpool. The museum features exhibits related to: architecture. Key themes, people and exhibits in the museum include: william morris wallpapers, jacobean plasterwork, victorian kitchen and priest hole.
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    British Music Experience

  10. 20 Forthlin Road10

    20 Forthlin Road

    20 Forthlin Road is the house in which Paul McCartney lived before he rose to fame with the Beatles. It was his home from 1955 to 1963 and is the site at which the Beatles wrote and rehearsed their early songs. 20 Forthlin Road is a typical example of post-war terraced council housing and has been r
  11. International Slavery Museum11

    International Slavery Museum

    The International Slavery Museum is the only museum of its kind that is devoted to historical and contemporary slavery. The museum aims to promote the understanding of transatlantic slavery and its enduring impact and tries to address ignorance and misunderstanding. The International Slavery Museum
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    St George's Hall

    St George's Hall is a museum in Liverpool. The museum features exhibits related to: decorative and applied art and architecture.
  13. Queensway Tunnel Tours13

    Queensway Tunnel Tours

    The Liverpool Queensway Mersey Tunnel Tour is a behind the scenes tour. See the Original Control Room, go beneath the city and walk under the Tunnel road surface. Visit an Emergency Escape Refuge, se the giant ventilation fans working and witness an engineering masterpiece first hand.
  14. Western Approaches14

    Western Approaches

    Western Approaches is a museum in Liverpool. Walk through hidden rooms and discover the stories locked in the wartime bunker that protected the tactics and secrets of the British Armed Forces plotting to bulwark the Western Approaches and aid the Allied victory. Glimpse the documents and tools the f
  15. Sudley House15

    Sudley House

    Sudley House is the former family home of the Holt family. George Holt founded the Liverpool shipping line Lamport and was a pioneer of trade with Brazil. The museum includes paintings by Turner, Rossetti, Holman Hunt and many other artists. The house in combination with its art collection is descri
  16. Croxteth Hall and Country Park16

    Croxteth Hall and Country Park

    Croxteth Hall and Country Park is a museum in Liverpool. The museum features exhibits related to: archives, agriculture, social history, decorative and applied art, fine art and costume and textiles. Key themes, people and exhibits in the museum include: the molyneux family, the earls of sefton edwa
  17. Victoria Gallery and Museum17

    Victoria Gallery and Museum

    The Victoria Gallery & Museum is an art gallery and museum housed in the Grade II listed 'redbrick' building from 1892. The museum and gallery is run by the University of Liverpool and holds an art collection with sculptures, ceramics and paintings by artists such as Joseph Wright of Derby, J. M. W.
  18. The Hardmans' House18

    The Hardmans' House

    The Hardmans' House is a Georgian terraced house that was both the studio and home of photographer E. Chambré Hardman from 1947 to 1988. The museum displays some of their collection of photographs, mainly consisting of portraits of the people of Liverpool, their city and the landscapes of the countr
  19. Sefton Park Palm House19

    Sefton Park Palm House

    Sefton Park Palm House is a museum in Liverpool. The museum features exhibits related to: architecture, natural sciences and design. Key themes, people and exhibits in the museum include: leon-joseph chavailiaud statues and mackenzie & moncur glasshouse.
  20. The Garstang Museum of Archaeology20

    The Garstang Museum of Archaeology

    The Garstang Museum of Archaeology is named in honour of Professor John Garstang, who founded the 'Institute of Archaeology' and associated museum in 1904. The museum exhibits artefacts from the excavations of Garstang in Egypt, Sudan, and the Near East. Highlights include an Egyptian mummy and disp

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