Day 1 in Liverpool
Liverpool is an important maritime and industrial port, being the second largest in England after London, and it played a main part during the Industrial Warfare. Once, it was the port of registry of the ocean liner “Titanic”, and others such as “Lusitania”, “Queen Mary”, and “Olympic”. That is why we propose you to start your visit with the Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City, which includes the Albert Dock and William Brown Street.
The starting point of our trip is the Merseyside Maritime Museum which is situated on the Albert Dock. This museum is part of the National Museum Liverpool and displays information about companies, people, and vessels that connected once with this port. Also, here you will find boats, pictures, samples of ships, different objects from shipwrecks, uniforms and many more. The building has 4 levels, each of them being dedicated to a certain theme, so be sure to explore all of them!
Visit one of the largest galleries of modern and contemporary art in the UK outside London – the Tate Liverpool. The Tate collection comprises the national collection of British art from 1500 to the present day, and international modern art. Besides the permanent exhibition, temporary exhibitions and various events take place here as well. If you feel hungry, you can drop into the Tate’s café and have a bite in order to fill up with energy for continuing the trip.
The Beatles Story is the world’s largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to the lives of times of The Beatles and a famous visitor attraction. The museum was opened in May 1990, but it considerably extended in the last years, opening branches at the Mersey Ferries Terminal and the Pier Head. The point of interest includes now areas such as Going Solo, an interactive discovery zone for children, but also a Starbucks café.
In the evening, stroll along the William Brown Street, known as the “Cultural Quarter” for its remarkable concentration of public buildings. Pay attention to structures like St. George’s Hall, William Brown Library and Museum, Walker Art Gallery, County Session House, and other.