5 Free Things to do in Liverpool
Apart from being the best in the country for open-air festivals, museums per square mile, huge public events and concerts, did you know loads of them are free?
Problem is, when there’s so much happening right on your doorstep it can be hard to get around to taking full advantage.
As we move into spring and starting to recover from all that time spent indoors, make the most of this our incredible city and check out how much of it you can revel in without spending a fortune.
Liverpool L3 4BB
British and international modern and contemporary art at its finest, currently you can view International Women’s Month.
Tate Liverpool has, since opening in 1988 in the remarkable Grade I listed Albert Dock, become one of the most visited art galleries outside of London.
Tate Liverpool also holds special events, such as talks and workshops connected to the exhibitions, as well as family activities, such as producing your own comics. There’s a café and gift shop too.
Monday to Sunday 10:00–17:00
Liverpool’s museums and art galleries really are something to shout about.
19 Mann Island,
Liverpool Waterfront L3 1BP
Open Eye, is the only gallery devoted to photography in the north-west and is being seen as an increasingly important element of Liverpool’s already impressive art history. Open Eye founded in 1977 and celebrating its 40th birthday remained almost hidden until its move in 2011 to a purpose-built space at the waterfront. Combining a mix of pioneering international photography and a wealth of past material, Open Eye is a must-visit snapshot on the city’s art map.
Tues-Sun during exhibitions: 10:30-17:30
International Slavery Museum
Liverpool L3 4AQ
This museum isn’t a museum like other museums. This museum, is a stand apart museum, it isn’t a repository for old things, it is a reminder of how we can never forget, and how much and at the same time, how little has changed. Current and evocative, The International Slavery Museum has exhibitions from around the world, but doesn’t forget its roots and showcases social issues in Liverpool too. Emotionally, this can be a tough couple of hours. Go, learn, remember and enjoy.
Since the International Slavery Museum opened in August 2007 it has welcomed almost 4 million visitors.
Sun – Sat 10:00 – 17:00
Liverpool Central Library
St. James Road
Liverpool L1 7AZ
Liverpool Central Library has evolved into an architectural and technological thing of beauty, a perfect blend of the old gods and the new. But there’s something that has been left untouched and it is my most favourite place to visit here, the Picton Reading Room, go, bend your knee, and hang your head in shame because you are not worthy.
St. James Road
Liverpool L1 7AZ
This one is straight out of left field. Not because Liverpool Anglican Cathedral is a hidden gem, it isn’t, millions go there. This is a place you can go to not only when you need peace and quiet, spiritual or otherwise, but also because of the history, architecture and sheer audacity of the place.
Every Day 08:00 am and 18:00
Main worship Sunday morning 8-12 noon
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