history museums in Merseyside
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Merseyside Museums & Galleries

including civic and independent art galleries and museums in Merseyside...

Museums long ago ceased to be stuffy rooms full of glass cases containing bits of old pottery and fossilised bones. Today even most conventional museums include changing displays but over recent years there has been a growth in industrial and "living" museums. Here you can learn about local heritage, get a feel for how people lived and worked, the hardships they endured...

Galleries listed include not just civic galleries displaying publicly owned artworks, but also privately owned galleries with items for sale.

Merseyside Museums and Galleries

23 King George's Drive, Port Sunlight, Wirral, Merseyside, CH62 5DX
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Visit Port Sunlight Museum & Tearoom and uncover 125 years of history. Explore the village's rich heritage and be enthralled by its beautiful craftsmanship and careful planning.

Discover William Hesketh Lever's vision for his soap factory workers and his enduring legacy of the model housing, architecture and landscape he created for them. Find out how life has changed for the residents of this living village in their own words. Understand the important work that goes into caring for Port Sunlight so that the village can be enjoyed and studied now and by future generations. With three, 4 & 5 star accredited holiday cottages to choose from for short or long stays and 'tea' the delightful tea room located above the museum we hope you enjoy your time in Port Sunlight.
Tel: 0151 644 6466
E-mail: info@portsunlightvillage.com
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Birthplace of the Beatles

20 Forthlin Road, Allerton, Liverpool, L24 1YP
Book morning tours: 0151 7088574     Afternoon tours: 0151 427 7231
Infoline: 0870 9000256     E-mail: 20forthlinroad@nationaltrust.org.uk

20 Forthlin Road Photo © Darrin Antrobus
20 Forthlin Road -
Photo: Darrin Antrobus CCL


Former home of the McCartney family.

This 1950s terraced house is where the Beatles met, rehearsed and wrote many of their earliest songs.

Displays include contemporary photographs by Michael McCartney and early Beatles memorabilia.

The audio tour features contributions from both Michael and Sir Paul McCartney.

Discount National Trust Membership

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Woolton, Liverpool
Book morning tours: 0151 7088574     Afternoon tours: 0151 427 7231
Infoline: 0870 9000256     E-mail: mendips@nationaltrust.org.uk

Mendips - Photo:
Alan Fairweather CCL


Childhood home of John Lennon.

John Lennon lived at Mendips with his Aunt Mimi and Uncle George.

This was where his passion for music began and where some of his early songs were written.

The house evokes the time he spent here during his formative years.

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The Beatles Story

Britannia Pavilion, Albert Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 4AA
Tel: 0151 709 1963    Fax: 0151 708 0039
E-mail: info@beatlesstory.com

Liverpool's world famous, multi-award winning Beatles Story experience.

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Rodney Street

The E. Chambre Hardman Studio, House & Photographic Collection, Liverpool
Custodian: 0151 709 6107    Booking: 01704 224112
E-mail: 59rodneystreet@nationaltrust.org.uk

Georgian terraced house, the studio and home of the photographer E. Chambre Hardman. The significance of the house, situated just below the Anglican Cathedral in the centre of Liverpool, lies in the survival of the whole.

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Botanic Gardens Museum

Botanic Road, Churchtown, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 7NB
Tel: 01704 227547    Fax: 01704 224112
E-mail: atkinson.gallery@leisure.sefton.gov.uk

Local history and natural history displays.

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Historic Warships

East Float, Dock Road, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 1DJ
Tel: 0151 650 573    Fax: 0151 650 1473 
E-mail: manager@historicwarships.org

Experience life was like aboard a famous warships.

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Lady Lever Art Gallery

Port Sunlight Village, Wirral CH62 5EQ
Tel: 0151 478 4136

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Liverpool Museum

William Brown Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 8EN
Tel: 0151 478 4393

One eight of a group of museums that form England's only national museums group based entirely outside London.

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Tate Liverpool

Albert Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 4BB
Tel: 0151 702 7400     Fax: 0151 702 7401
E-mail: liverpoolinfo@tate.org.uk

The UK's largest modern art gallery outside London.

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Williamson Art Gallery

Slatey Road, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH43 4UE
Tel: 0151 652 4177     E-mail: comments@wirral.gov.uk

Free admission to a world of Victorian oil paintings, English watercolours, Liverpool Porcelain, and DellaBir Robbia Potter.

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World of Glass

Chalon Way East, St. Helens, Merseyside, WA10 1BX
Tel: 0174 422766      E-mail: info@worldofglass.com

Glassware, please check with the gallery for the latest exhibition.

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