Western Approaches Museum in Merseyside

Calling all history enthusiasts! Back when this bunker was active during WW2, you were required to sign the Official Secrets Act to gain entry, now it is open for visitors to freely explore and pay tribute to those who served in the war and worked in immense bunkers such as this one! Come along and pay a visit to get a glimpse into what life was like in the bunker during WW2.

Why should I visit the Western Approaches Museum in Merseyside?

The Western Approaches Museum is a former wartime bunker that has been restored to exactly how it used to be and is open to the public as a memorial to those who died fighting for Britain and the rest of Europe.

Take a walk through the hidden rooms and discover the tales locked in the WW2 bunker that protected the tactics and strategies of the British Armed Forces plotting to protect the Western Approaches and aid the Allied victory!

Visitors can catch a glimpse of the documents and tools that the Forces used to help monitor enemy convoys and inform the British government of their findings, whilst at the same time keeping their intelligence discreet and hidden from the enemy, including one of only two surviving wartime phones which had a direct connection to the London War Cabinet!

Guests can also discover where Commanders, WRNS and WAAF personnel worked day and night in the Operations Room. This room was the nerve centre of the Battle of the Atlantic. Here they monitored convoy routes and vital shipping lines, pin-pointing enemy locations on a massive map wall, where total accuracy was imperative to enable the Royal Navy to contact and destroy the enemy.

  • Open every day from 10 am to 5 pm with the last admission at 4 pm
  • Booking in advance is recommended
  • Self-guided tours take approx 1.5 hours
  • Guided tours are available from £75 per group of up to 15 guests
  • Admission for adults £13.50, concession £11.50, Children (5-16) £8, Under 5s free

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