Western Approaches, Liverpool

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#13 of 16 in Museums in Liverpool
Head underground to explore a site where World War II strategies were coordinated at Western Approaches. The war museum tells the story of the Battle of the Atlantic and details the importance of this bunker in winning the fight against German U-boats. A self-guided tour takes you around the subterranean complex, which has been restored to look as it did during the conflict. Photos and information displays distributed throughout provide additional context to the historical place. Please be aware that there are lots of stairs, and the attraction may not be suitable for those with walking difficulties. Plan your Western Approaches visit and explore what else you can see and do in Liverpool using our Liverpool trip itinerary planner .
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  • July 6, 2017
    We came to Liverpool early to ensure we had time to visit this museum. This afternoon we walked there to find it closed. There was a handwritten note stating it was closed for refurbishment until mid-...  more »
  • June 11, 2017
    Very under-publicised attraction in the centre of Liverpool. Cost just £6 each and we spent a very interesting hour looking around some of the WWII command rooms beneath the city. Left as they were at...  more »
  • June 5, 2017
    Fascinating for us as one parent had worked in the plotting room during the war. But overall the explanations were very limited - for example how were messages decoded and transmitted; who were the pe...  more »
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  • I took a party of 12 adults. Everyone agreed it was a fascinating look back into history. People who review saying it took 15 minutes obviously never stopped to look at the many rooms or read the masses of interesting information! A really good visit.
  • Really interesting insight into the second world war.
  • Thoroughly enjoyed my visit with my youngest son. Was a very quiet late Saturday afternoon and we pretty much had the run of the place. I wouldn't say it was more than an hour to get round it all - if you stopped and read every single thing - you could walk straight through in about 5 mins - which would be pointless. We stopped and took pictures, they had a display of various items you could pick up and look at, many various hats from different services and a Baby Gasmask outfit!
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Google reviews said it was open. Closed until 1st march 2016. You would think it would be open on a rainy winter saturday. What a wasted journey. I bet they never closed for winter in 1943!!!!! Absolutely ridiculous.

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