Quingo Scooters Accessible Attractions: Museum of Liverpool

This week, Quingo Scooters are travelling to Merseyside as part of our Accessible Attractions series. Just a few short weeks ago we visited Liverpool as part of our Accessible Getaways series, and now we’re back to the north west!

The Museum of Liverpool reflects the significance of the city, known for its unique history and culture, this attraction is one you won’t want to miss out on.


The museum and exhibitions

The Museum of Liverpool stands proudly next to Liverpool’s famous waterfront. Visitors can explore how the port, the city’s people, and its creative and sporting history, have shaped this city. The museum of Liverpool has many featured exhibitions currently on display, as well as some interesting displays upcoming.

  • Liverpool & Hong Kong Reflections – reflects on Liverpool and Hong Kong, discovering the similarities and differences between the two global cities. Both are home to prosperous ports and bustling streets, as well as diverse populations.
  • Reel Stories – a special exhibition including more than 40 original film posters and memorabilia, celebrating Liverpool’s starring role in film over the past 60 years.
  • Gerry and the Pacemakers – opening on Friday 14 July features more than 30 photographs; capturing the wit, warmth and energy of the Merseybeat group during their rapid rise to fame.
  • The Magic Clock – in partnership with Homotopia, the Museum of Liverpool will be marking the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexual acts in England and Wales (1967 Sexual Offences Act).

As well as exhibitions, the museum has a range of displays for visitors to learn more about the wonderful city of Liverpool.

  • Growing up in the city: in photographs – a display of rarely seen images shows snapshots of Liverpool children’s experiences growing up. Many images showcase friendships, family and a fun childhood; whilst others show a different reality, such as working to support their families, war-time evacuation and ill health.
  • There’s no place like Garlands! – open until early June 2017 this display showcases items from the museum’s LGBT collections. Garlands was Liverpool’s first after-hours gay club, it became one of the most popular venues for nightlife in Liverpool.


Ticket prices and opening times

Entry to the museum is free of charge for all visitors, perfect for a great family day out without the expense! Museum opening times are 10am – 5pm daily.

Accessibility within the museum

The entrance to the museum is flat and also features automatic doors as well as lift access to all floors. Cloakroom lockers are available for visitors to store any personal possessions they don’t want to carry around with them. On all floors, there are accessible toilets labelled ‘changing places toilets’. For more information please visit the ‘Access’ page on the museum’s website.

 Getting there

For visitors travelling by train, the closest station is James Street. Only a few minutes away from the museum, the station is served by the Wirral Line trains only. Moorfields station, served by the Northern and Wirral Lines, is 5 minutes away from the museum. Liverpool Central station is 15 to 20 minutes away, and is served by the Northern and Wirral Lines. The museum is 20 minutes from Liverpool Lime Street station – the main train station in Liverpool. For more information, please visit the Merseyrail website.

By bus, the nearest station is at Paradise Street close to the Liverpool ONE complex. Some bus services drop off at the Pier Head, just by the museum. For more information visit the Merseytravel website.

Visitors travelling by car should follow signposts for the Albert Dock from the motorway and other main routes into the city centre. For more information on planning a route by car, visit the AA Route Planner website.

There are six blue badge parking spaces directly opposite the museum entrance by the Great Western Railway Building. These spaces need to be pre-booked by calling 0151 478 4545. There are car parks in the nearby Liverpool ONE complex opposite the entrance to the Albert Dock. Q-Park Strand Street has 2000 underground spaces, Q-Park Gradwell Street has 560 multi-storey spaces and Q-Park John Lewis has 580 multi-storey spaces. For more information, visit the Museum of Liverpool’s website here.

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