The World Museum is the largest and oldest of the National Museums in Liverpool – It was founded in 1851 by the 13th Earl of Derby! There are five (completely free) floors to explore between its historic walls: the aquarium and the Bug House; the Clore Natural History Centre and the Treasure House Theatre; anthropology in the World Cultures gallery and Weston Discovery Centre; and the stunning Planetarium. The World Museum’s vast collection includes covers many educational topics such as archaeology, ethnology and the natural and physical sciences. These exhibitions feature fascinating objects from around the world – you might even get the chance to see some live creatures!

Where can I find the World Museum Liverpool?

The museum is located very close to the entrance of the Queensway Tunnel in the centre of Liverpool.

Entry to the museum is free, but there are special attractions available that include the Natural History Centre and a beautiful planetarium. There are also two cafés and two shops if you’d like a snack or a souvenir to take home.

  • Open Tuesday to Sunday (including Bank Holidays): 10 am-6 pm
  • Admission to the World Museum is free, except for special exhibitions. Exhibitions are free for members.
  • Pre-booking tickets is no longer necessary

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