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Western Approaches Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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AMAZING. One of the best museums I’ve been to.

Absolutely incredible. We spent three hours underground in this remarkable museum learning about... read more

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Great Day in an underground bunker

Called in with friends while we were in Liverpool for the remembrance day. Not been there for a few... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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A hidden gem in the center of the city also know as the Liverpool War Museum. This was the underground command center for the Navy, Air Force and Marines tracking Atlantic enemy submarine and convoy shipping during World War II. Offering fascinating...more
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World War 2 Underground H Q 1-3 Rumford Street | Exchange Flags, Liverpool L2 8SZ, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

Absolutely incredible. We spent three hours underground in this remarkable museum learning about Max Horton, WRENS, and the Battle of the Atlantic. I loved the immersive experience of being in the actual building, looking at the plotting boards, sitting at their desks... would absolutely recommend...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Called in with friends while we were in Liverpool for the remembrance day. Not been there for a few years and was very pleasantly surprised. What a great place! Loved the fact that you could touch, loved the new street and loved the 'canteen'

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Gosh.How little we know of the few people who guided the War Machine to ward off attacks on supply routes on the ships.Thank You to Scott who was on Duty during our visit. ps. the sandwich shop across the road was the icing on the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We did not realise it was in Liverpool, worth going to see as there is so much real stuff there, very interesting to see everything close up and real

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed a great group visit to the western approaches museum in Liverpool today. Emma Stringfellow the tour guide and curator gave us a great insight into the history of the Second World War and importance of the western approaches base in Liverpool in winning...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We only found out about this by seeing it marked on a Liverpool visitors map. We thought we'd give it a go. It was hard to find (it's not sign posted) and we had to ask for directions but the journey was worth it. Josh...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great couple of hours spent here. Real feel of the events in the Atlantic during the war. The clue trail kept kids, parents and grandparents interest all the way round

Thank Bigjeffbigfeet
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Class 6 enjoyed both the tour and workshop which highlighted the dangers and difficulties faced by the country and Liverpool in particular during WW2. Thanks go to Briany in particular who pitched the activity at an ideal level

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting and informative museum about the battle of the Atlantic. we spent a lot of time in the map room. it is good learning lessons for the younger generation. There were a lot of stories, and we are able to touch some of the exhibits....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great museum which takes you back to the war years. This snapshot of the past was a state secret till the 90s. I think that was the last time I visited. It’s had quite a few enhancements and additions since then. These include moving...More

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Response from klingoneddie | Reviewed this property |
There are quite a few stairs to get up and down.If any of your ladies normally avoid stairs due to mobility issues this may not be the place to go. The venue will be able to handle your size of group but for the best... More