World Museum, Liverpool

World Museum, Liverpool (must see)

Established in 1851, Liverpool’s World Museum houses a diverse collection covering archaeology, Egyptology and natural history in its imposing neoclassical building. Having recently expanded and changed its name to reflect its increased size and global focus, the museum now features a free planetarium, an aquarium and a collection of live creepy crawlies, in addition to more traditional exhibits.

The World Museum houses a number of historically significant artefacts, including several incredibly well preserved mummies from Ancient Egypt. An Asian cultures gallery houses a full set of ancient Samurai armour, and there are treasures dating from the Anglo Saxon period found in the local area. There are even exhibits from beyond our world – the museum houses a meteorite, believed to be from Mars, which landed in Nigeria in the 1960s.

Why You Should Visit:
Floors and floors of things to see; it's a mix of exhibits so there should be something to interest everyone.
You could easily spend all day here if you bought your picnic (cafe is to be avoided) and went to the planetarium.

Tip:
If you're on a budget and need to take kids out and keep them entertained, this is the place to take them!
Just make sure you book well in advance – online booking is very easy and you can just show tickets on the phone.
Also, consider combining your visit with a trip to the Walker Art Gallery (a 2-min walk away) and discover a diverse range of world-class art.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am-5pm
Free admission

This sight is featured in a self-guided walking tour of Liverpool, England within the mobile app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play. Please download the app to your mobile phone or tablet for travel directions for visiting this sight. The app turns your mobile device to a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Sight Name: World Museum
Sight Location: Liverpool, England
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Museums and Galleries Walk I  

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