Museums and Galleries Walk II, Liverpool

Museums and Galleries Walk II, Liverpool
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the iOS app "Liverpool Map and Walks" on iTunes App Store or the Android app "Liverpool Map and Walks" on Google Play. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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A wonderful mix of classic and contemporary art styles can be enjoyed at some of the best artistic venues in Liverpool. The city's numerous galleries invite you in. Liverpool is home to numerous extraordinary museums, as well. As the European Capital of Culture in 2008, the city is ready to show you diverse aspects of its historical and maritime past and present. Take the following self-guided tour to discover the most popular museums and galleries in the city.

Museums and Galleries Walk II Map

Guide Name: Museums and Galleries Walk II
Guide Location: England » Liverpool (See other walking tours in Liverpool)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Author: irenes
Bluecoat Chambers Art Centre

1) Bluecoat Chambers Art Centre (must see)

The Bluecoat is a Grade I listed building and claims to be the oldest arts centre in Great Britain. It was built as a residential charity school by Bryan Blundell. Construction began in 1716. The school moved to another site in 1906, and since then the building has been used as an arts centre. In 1925 a charitable trust, the Bluecoat Society of Arts, was set up to run the building. Over the years the Bluecoat has hosted a range of cultural and arts-associated events. These have included art...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
View Two Gallery

2) View Two Gallery

View Two Gallery is located in the Cavern Quarter in the centre of the city. It is considered one of the best independent galleries in Liverpool. Three floors of exhibition space display works by multiple artists, such as Dave Bullock, Grahame Ashcroft, Arthur Gold, Andy Hollingworth, Ann Young and many other extraordinary people. The gallery has won the National Awards DisabledGo 2010 Prize and is proud of this...   view more
Dot-Art Gallery

3) Dot-Art Gallery

Founded in 2006 by Lucy Byrne, Dot-Art has become an acclaimed art gallery and consultancy centre. It is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to sustain and develop the northwest's visual artists by offering exhibition space and high quality services. Besides enjoying art, you can also purchase artwork. There is a large collection to choose from at the Dot-Art: Peter Carr, Simon Birtall, Graeme Murray, James Lawrenson, Helene Gilmour, Matthew Thomas, Pauline Tiret, and more. Dot-Art...   view more
Western Approaches - Liverpool War Museum

4) Western Approaches - Liverpool War Museum

Western Approaches Command was a major operational command of the Royal Navy during World War II. The command was responsible for the safety of British shipping in the Western Approaches. After the fall of France in June 1940, the main North Atlantic convoy routes were diverted around the north of Ireland through the north-western approaches. By late 1940, the location of the command’s headquarters at Plymouth was increasingly awkward and the decision was taken to move the command to...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Tate Gallery

5) Tate Gallery (must see)

Tate Liverpool is an art gallery and museum in Merseyside. The museum was an initiative of the Merseyside Development Corporation. Tate Liverpool was created to display work from the Tate Collection, which comprises the national collection of British art from the year 1500 to the present day, as well as international modern art. The gallery also has a programme of temporary exhibitions. For a time it was the largest gallery of modern and contemporary art in the UK outside of London. The gallery...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Merseyside Maritime Museum

6) Merseyside Maritime Museum (must see)

The city of Liverpool, and the surrounding county of Merseyside, both have a proud maritime museum. The region’s name comes from the River Mersey, a wide inlet from the Irish Sea which adjoins Liverpool. Access to the sea along the river allowed the city to become one of the world’s great trading ports during the Industrial Revolution. The Merseyside Maritime Museum is a celebration of Liverpool’s shipping history. It is located on Albert Dock, at the heart of Liverpool’s Mercantile...   view more
International Slavery Museum

7) International Slavery Museum (must see)

Liverpool’s International Slavery Museum houses a collection of exhibits relating to the Atlantic Slave Trade. Maritime routes established during the industrial revolution created a ‘trade triangle’ across the Atlantic. The infamous ‘middle passage’ of this triangle saw slaves from West and Central Africa shipped to the Americas in cramped and inhumane conditions, before being sold to plantation owners, or exchanged for the raw products produced by slave labour.

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The Beatles Story

8) The Beatles Story (must see)

The Beatles Story is a museum where you can get in touch with the very beginning of the band's history, starting in the late 1950s. It is situated in Albert Dock. A large amount of exhibition space is dedicated exclusively to the band and its four young lads. Your themed adventure will start with audio guides narrated by Paul McCartney, where he tells you how he first met John Lennon, and by Julia Lennon, who discloses the “Living History” of the band. You'll follow the Beatles in...   view more

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