World Museum Liverpool

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Exterior of World Museum Liverpool, home to Dino Ranger Day

It’s all here at The World Museum with treasures from around the world, the bottom of the ocean and even outer space.

A hybrid of old and new: outside, it’s all Corinthian columns and neo-Classical architecture. Inside, a newish atrium connects what was the Central Technical School with the museum.

An enormous pterosaur swoops down from the ceiling; to the left are the shop and café, to the right, the lifts connecting you to 5 more floors of natural history museum exhibits: dinosaur displays, bugs and insects, planetarium, aquarium. On the world cultures floor – Ancient Roman, Greek and Egyptian artefacts rub shoulders with contemporary ethnography.

This museum is unashamedly family focussed with masses of hands-on, especially in the Clore Natural History Centre and as you might expect it is mobbed on weekends and school holidays. Don’t like heights? Then be warned, the awkward vertical navigation can make this an unedifying experience.

Looking for more things to do in Livepool? You’ll find lots of ideas in our cultural guide to the city.

William Brown StreetLiverpoolL3 8EN View map
Telephone: 0151 478 4393 Visit Now


Fully wheelchair accessible

Admission Charges


Children and Families

Baby changing facilities, children's menu's, bottle warming

Services and Facilities

Planetarium, aquarium, natural history centre, shop, cafe, picnic area, cloakroom, lockers

Opening Hours

  • Monday10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday10:00am - 5:00pm

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

What's on at World Museum Liverpool

What's on near World Museum Liverpool

Old Dock Tours, Liverpool

The Old Dock tour is a treat for younger and older visitors alike, fans of Liverpool’s maritime past, and anybody curious about local history.

£8.50 with concessions

Where to go near World Museum Liverpool

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