Museums in Merseyside

Introduction to Liverpool/history of museums

For all city - lover’s dream holiday getaway, Liverpool is the right choice. With everything from world - class exhibitions and museums to the renowned festival and incredible city architecture, there is definitely something to check out or do around every nook of the city.

Liverpool is located in the North West of England and is one of the main cities of England, located on the Eastern side of the Mersey Estuary, with the city center situated about five miles inland from the Irish sea. Liverpool has a diverse topography being built across the ridge hills rising above the sea level up to 70M at Everton Hill.

The History

Liverpool was called as ‘Liuerpul’ which means a pool or creek with muddy water. Other origins of the name like as ‘elverpool’ which means a huge number of eels in the Mersey. The origins of the city date back from 1207 August when patent letters emerged advertising the introduction of the new borough of Liverpool and inviting settlers to visit and take up holdings. As trade from west indies grew up in the 18th century on top of that from Europe and Ireland, Liverpool started to grow.

In 1759, the first wet dock was built in Britain in Liverpool and expanded in the 19th century significantly and a number of famous buildings were built. The city became the center of youth culture in the year 1960. The city produced different Merseybeat sound and the most popular one being , The Beatles. In the past few years, Liverpool has emphasised its cultural attractions and won the honor of the European city of Culture for 2008.

Liverpool



Museums and Art Galleries

Liverpool consists of some great art galleries and museums. Merseyside Maritime museum, Bluecoat Arts Centre, the Beatles story, Museum of Liverpool life and the Walker Art gallery are just a few to name. Besides art galleries and museum, Liverpool also consists of some famous theaters. They represent the city’s culture and also a great place for tourist attraction. Among all theaters Everyman, Philharmonic Hall, Empire, Royal Court, The Playhouse are some of them.

Sports

In terms of sporting, it boasts two famous known football clubs, Liverpool FC, Everton F.C. Liverpool football club which is often called as Liverpool, an English football club based in the North - West of England, are the champions of Europe for the year of 2004 to 2005 and was considered as the most successful English football team.

Tours and Sightseeing

Organised tours in the city have a wide range of themes and according to it, the contents might also change. The most widely preferred tours are based on The Beatles and sports. These tours contain the place of famous buildings, interests, museums and much more.

Liverpool is also famous for its bustling nightlife - so it would be great if you spend your day out a night on the town to explore some of the city’s best live restaurants, clubs, lounges, and bars.