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3 days in Liverpool

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3 days in Liverpool
Pack comfortable shoes, an empty memory card for your camera and hit the streets of Liverpool. It's a walking city and there's plenty to see and do in three days for all ages, interests and whims.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Day 1
Mersey Ferry
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Mersey Ferry

Hop aboard one of our daily River Explorer Cruises for stunning views, fascinating history and unlimited sea air. An iconic Mersey Ferry will take you on a 50-minute journey that lets you explore the River Mersey's rich past... And present. You'll see the unrivalled and ever evolving UNESCO world heritage waterfront from the deck of this famous ferry.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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Museum of Liverpool
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Museum of Liverpool

The stunning new Museum of Liverpool is the world’s first national museum devoted to the history of a regional city, demonstrating Liverpool’s unique contribution to the world. This fantastic, free family day includes the stage where John Lennon and Paul McCartney first met, Ben Johnson’s Liverpool Cityscape, a life-size Liverbird, the first Ford Anglia from Ford’s Halewood production... More

The stunning new Museum of Liverpool is the world’s first national museum devoted to the history of a regional city, demonstrating Liverpool’s unique contribution to the world. This fantastic, free family day includes the stage where John Lennon and Paul McCartney first met, Ben Johnson’s Liverpool Cityscape, a life-size Liverbird, the first Ford Anglia from Ford’s Halewood production line and Chris Boardman’s famous Lotus sport bike. Don’t miss the 360º immersive films about football and The Beatles! Notes to editors: Major funders include the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA), the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the Department of Culture Media and Sport (DCMS).The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) is making a real difference to people and businesses in the Northwest. With €755 million to invest between 2007 and 2013, ERDF is enhancing the competitiveness of the region’s economy by supporting growth in enterprise and employment. ERDF in the Northwest is managed by the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA). Less

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Albert Dock
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Albert Dock

A scenic renovated area of Liverpool that hosts the famous Tate Gallery, home to a wide range of world-class art, and the Beatles Museum, a tribute to the famous rock group.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Beatles Story
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The Beatles Story

The award winning Beatles Story is a unique visitor attraction that will transport you on an exciting and atmospheric journey into the life, times, culture and music of the Beatles. See how four young lads from Liverpool were propelled to the dizzy heights of worldwide fame and fortune to become the greatest band of all time.The Beatles Story is located across two sites. The first site... More

The award winning Beatles Story is a unique visitor attraction that will transport you on an exciting and atmospheric journey into the life, times, culture and music of the Beatles. See how four young lads from Liverpool were propelled to the dizzy heights of worldwide fame and fortune to become the greatest band of all time.The Beatles Story is located across two sites. The first site situated at the Albert Dock includes the main Beatles Story exhibition, an interactive Discovery Zone, the Fab4Store and a Beatles-themed Starbucks Coffee house. The second site, situated a 10 minute walk away houses the Elvis and Us special exhibition, the Fab4D Experience, the Beatles Hidden Gallery, a second Fab4Store and the Imagine Liverpool Store.Our current special exhibition 'Elvis and Us' is presented by Graceland and The Beatles Story. The globally significant exhibition explores how The Fab Four were influenced by the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll and includes rare and exclusive artefacts, many of which have never before been exhibited publicly. Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Day 2
Merseyside Maritime Museum
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Merseyside Maritime Museum

At Merseyside Maritime Museum you can explore the history of the great port of Liverpool, with four floors of galleries: Seized! The Border and Customs uncovered; the Emigration gallery; Liverpool: World Gateway; the Titanic, Lusitania and Empress of Ireland gallery; the Battle of the Atlantic; the Art and the Sea Gallery; and the temporary exhibition space. The museum also includes the... More

At Merseyside Maritime Museum you can explore the history of the great port of Liverpool, with four floors of galleries: Seized! The Border and Customs uncovered; the Emigration gallery; Liverpool: World Gateway; the Titanic, Lusitania and Empress of Ireland gallery; the Battle of the Atlantic; the Art and the Sea Gallery; and the temporary exhibition space. The museum also includes the 2010 Michelin Guide-listed Maritime Dining Rooms, a café, shop and lecture theatre. Less

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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International Slavery Museum
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International Slavery Museum

At International Slavery Museum you'll find out about the millions of people, both in the past and today, who have been taken into slavery, in particular those who were part of the transatlantic slave trade between about 1500 and 1865. Liverpool was a major slaving port so it is fitting that the museum is in Liverpool. The museum is on the third floor of the Merseyside Maritime Museum... More

At International Slavery Museum you'll find out about the millions of people, both in the past and today, who have been taken into slavery, in particular those who were part of the transatlantic slave trade between about 1500 and 1865. Liverpool was a major slaving port so it is fitting that the museum is in Liverpool. The museum is on the third floor of the Merseyside Maritime Museum building. Entry is free. Less

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Tate Liverpool
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Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool presents displays of work from the national collection of modern and contemporary alongside special exhibitions. The collection embraces all media, from painting, drawing, sculpture and prints to photography, video and film, installation and performance. Entry is free except for special exhibitions. Open every day.

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Yellow Duckmarine
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Yellow Duckmarine

Starting from Albert Dock, YellowDuck Marine offers an amphibious tour of the city streets and its waterfront aboard a brightly painted former WWII landing craft. Dedicated to all ages, tour guide commentaries are insightful and fun.

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Day 3
Walker Art Gallery
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Walker Art Gallery

Walker Art Gallery is a beautiful building housing a stunning collection of art. The galleries hold paintings from the 13th century to the present day: you can see work by Rembrandt, Hockney, Holbein, Turner, Lowry, Rossetti, Millais and Freud to name but a few.We also have a sculpture gallery, a craft and design gallery, and Big Art for Little Artists - a gallery specially designed for... More

Walker Art Gallery is a beautiful building housing a stunning collection of art. The galleries hold paintings from the 13th century to the present day: you can see work by Rembrandt, Hockney, Holbein, Turner, Lowry, Rossetti, Millais and Freud to name but a few.We also have a sculpture gallery, a craft and design gallery, and Big Art for Little Artists - a gallery specially designed for children up to 8 years of age. Less

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Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
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Liverpool Anglican Cathedral

Completed in 1978 this is the largest Anglican cathedral in Europe. Inside, the lack of adornments only adds to vastness of the "great space." A combination of elevator and stairs takes visitors to the exterior heights of the tower and some grand views of the city and landscapes below. A small fee is required for the vista experience.

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Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool
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Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool

A 15-minute walk from its Anglican counterpart along Hope Street, 1960s' "futurism" best describes the exterior of what's locally know as "Paddy's Wigwam." The huge interiors illuminated by natural light through the exquisite stained glass is worth the journey itself.

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Anfield Stadium
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Anfield Stadium

Football is one of the city's greatest passions. There are two big clubs in the city, but it's those playing in red who enjoy most of the attention. Liverpool FC opens its Anfield Stadium to visitors during the day when no games are scheduled. Led by enthusiastic guides, the museum and stadium tour gives sports fans behind-the-scenes access to one of the best-known soccer clubs in the... More

Football is one of the city's greatest passions. There are two big clubs in the city, but it's those playing in red who enjoy most of the attention. Liverpool FC opens its Anfield Stadium to visitors during the day when no games are scheduled. Led by enthusiastic guides, the museum and stadium tour gives sports fans behind-the-scenes access to one of the best-known soccer clubs in the world. Less

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The Cavern Club
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The Cavern Club

The Cavern Club is the cradle of British pop music, the place where the Beatles musical identity was formed. Today's Cavern is a thriving live music destination and one of Liverpool’s top places to visit. The three venues - the Cavern Club, Cavern Live Lounge and the Cavern Pub - showcase not only the incredible legacy of The Beatles, but also new up and coming bands and established... More

The Cavern Club is the cradle of British pop music, the place where the Beatles musical identity was formed. Today's Cavern is a thriving live music destination and one of Liverpool’s top places to visit. The three venues - the Cavern Club, Cavern Live Lounge and the Cavern Pub - showcase not only the incredible legacy of The Beatles, but also new up and coming bands and established artists. Discover for yourself the evocative spirit of this legendary venue and experience the unique and powerful Cavern sound performed live on stage every afternoon till late in the evening. Less

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