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World Museum, Liverpool

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#4 of 25 in Historic Sites in Liverpool
History Museum Historic Site
In 2005, a new central entrance hall and a six-story atrium were added to World Museum. After you pass through this grand atrium, you'll find galleries filled with archaeological, ethnological, and scientific artifacts. Inside, the World Cultures gallery allows you to explore the world without leaving Liverpool. If strange creatures are your passion, then check out the Bug House. Admission to the attraction, and the in-house planetarium, is free. Put World Museum at the forefront of your travel plans using our Liverpool vacation trip planner.
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  • Well worth a visit but a couple of hours were not enough a lot too see. There is even an Aquarium on one floor. Best to take lift to top fifth floor and work down. No entry fee and children seen to lo...  more »
  • This is a fantastic museum, with galleries covering everything from space exploration to world cultures. The recently refurbished Ancient Egypt gallery didn't disappoint. There is a large ethnology co...  more »
  • Me and my wife visited the museum today with our kids as they are learning about ancient Egypt in school. The museum is absolutely massive and each floor has something amazing to see! The Egyptian mum...  more »
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  • Great the way they keep bringing new exhibitions there. So each time you visit there's something new to see. The shop is really good now, with some great things to buy. The Egyptian part is particularly good and I have bought so many things from it for my own little exhibition.
  • Lots to see. Very interesting. Spread out over four floors with lift access to all floors. Very nice cafe as well. Highly recommend the sausage roll.
  • Great place for families, lots to do and see also great area of Liverpool as surrounded by lots of lovely old buildings, I never realised Liverpool was so interesting! Of course most of museums are free including this one. We walked to Albert docks after and past The Cavern Club which we popped in to to have a nose; well worth doing a bit of walking about to appreciate the architecture, my boys 9 and 14 enjoyed the museums and didn't moan about walking for once!
  • Not bad considering it was free entry. Not as good as I remember though, and it seems as if it is aimed towards children. Certain areas seem a little run down, for example, some exhibits had such poor lighting you couldn't read about it, or information sheets had ripped off the wall. Really enjoyed the natural history and bug exhibition, but was disappointed that the ancient Egypt section was advertised but not actually open, wasted quite a bit of time looking for this! Cafe was poor, only filter coffee, un-tidy tables and poor selection of sandwiches.
  • Fabulous newly refurbished Egyptian Gallery! Excellent well - educated and friendly staff. The exhibitions hosted here are world-class.

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