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Famed and popular for its culture, Liverpool is packed with theatres, museums and art galleries.
Few cities merit their own museum, but Liverpool is one. In fact it’s the only one in the UK.Much like the city, the Museum of Liverpool is vibrant, witty and engaging – with a few surprises up its sleeve. With permanent and temporary exhibits there are old favourites and new collections to see – from models of the world’s most famous buildings to a mini Mersey play area for kids, all in a stunning award-winning building overlooking the Mersey.
Trains to Liverpool are popular with day trippers in search of a Beatles experience and fans of the Fab Four will not want for material on the famous pop group.Buy a ticket to ride to enjoy a Magical Mystery Tour bus trip, visit John and Paul's old houses and several Beatles-themes bars and hotels. But Liverpool’s top attraction for fans of the band is The Beatles Story, an engaging museum covering the group's genesis to its break-up and individual careers.
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The Tate's northern outpost is the North's most prominent home of modern art, featuring long-running exhibitions packed with famous works.Tate Liverpool’s three floors have hosted celebrated exhibitions of work by Mondrian, Magritte and Chagal in recent years. For those who don’t know their Warhol from their El Greco, there are regular guided tours of the restored Albert Dock destination.
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There are many things to do at one of the north-west's largest shopping centres, Liverpool ONE is a one-stop-shop for your leisure needs, with restaurants, bars, shops ranging from big brands to independents and a multiplex cinema.Throw yourself into the regular events staged at large outdoor area Chavasse Park, from music to fairgrounds, or take advantage of late-night shopping and range of eateries.
Trains to Liverpool bring thousands of tourists to the vast ship-shaped live events arena that attracts some of the biggest names in the UK touring circuit. Whether you’re looking for live music, comedy, theatre or even sport, the Liverpool Echo Arena has it covered.2015’s top attractions in include Jimmy Carr, Beach Boy Brian Wilson, Wombats and the WWE - not to mention Liverpool’s own Paul McCartney. The arena is also served by a variety of nearby restaurants, hotels and attractions - such as the Albert Dock and huge Wheel of Liverpool.
The Royal Liver Building
If you thought 'the Liver Birds' was a 70's sitcom, then think again. Best seen from the famous Mersey Ferry, the nesting Liver Birds grace the top of Liverpool's most iconic building.
The last of Liverpool's 'Three Graces', built defiantly as World War 1 raged overseas, and a towering testament to the city's glorious spirit.
If you can step inside this magnificent place of worship without saying 'Wow!' then you need to have your soul checked out. Absolutely awesome. Do not miss it!
Liverpool Town Hall
If you want to pay a visit to the Lord Mayor then perhaps you'll catch him here at home. Or just pop in anyway to marvel at the stunningly beautiful interior.
The Walker Art Gallery
Absolutely world class. With everything from medieval masterpieces to highly contemporary sensory art experiences, even a philistine will be glad to have paid a visit on their trip to Liverpool.Buy tickets