Merseyside Today - Your Guide to Liverpool and Merseyside

Museums and Galleries

With its vast history and fascinating past the Merseyside region is suitably regarded as the North-west's arts and heritage epicentre. Visitors from all over the World come to Merseyside for exactly this reason. Some of the UK's most respected museums and galleries reside here captivate all who see them.

Galleries like the Tate and Walker are known the World over and are classed as the two of the most prestigious display centres in UK. These complement the smaller, yet just as important galleries such as those located at Bluecoat (left), the University of Liverpool and one off exhibitions which are held all year round in the region.

The region's museums also play part in the Merseyside's cultural experience providing their visitors with knowledge, education and most importantly - a rewarding day out. There are tens of museums in the Merseyside region to choose from, each focusing on very different areas of phenomena and human existence.

One museum that stands out which is usually of interest of to most visitors to the area is the Maritime Museum. Here you can chart the region's seafaring past from expeditions to the 'New World' to building of some of the World's greatest ships. Or why not visit Prescot Museum. Here you can discover (and try yourself) how clocks and watches were once made in the historic town of Prescot. Or if that seems a little tame, why not take the kids to Liverpool Museum. Here you can take a journey through time from the dinosaurs to the space age all in the space of a couple of hours.

Whatever you choose to do we here at Merseyside Today are sure you'll have a great time!

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  Bluecoat Centre

Bluecoat Arts Centre
Museum of
Liverpool Life
Liverpool Museum
Lady Lever Art Gallery
World of Glass
Walker Art Gallery
Mersey' Maritime Museum
Tate Liverpool
Art Gallery
Prescot Museum
The Beatles Story

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