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8 Free things to do in Liverpool

Written by Helen

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The city of Liverpool has a history rich in industry and culture. On a visit to the city you will find there are many excellent museums, galleries and more, where you can take the family for FREE! We have put together a list of our pick of places to take the family:

Merseyside Maritime Museum

Visit the Merseyside Maritime Museum for a fantastic day out with the family. With an array of different exhibitions displaying Liverpool’s maritime history. There will always be lots to see and do as they regularly have activities and workshops for families. There’s also a ‘Sea Urchins’ play area for kids under the age of 8.
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The World Museum

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The World museum has world-class shows and displays, from the Planetarium and Aquarium to the fascinating Clore Natural History Centre. You will find lots of exciting objects including Egyptian mummies, Samurai armour, casts of dinosaur bones, meteorites and many more treasures.Throughout the year they have many family events and many different temporary exhibitions.
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Tate Liverpool

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With many exhibitions displaying various artists and their work. There is a lot to offer visiting families, including events and workshops. You can make your way around the gallery at your own pace and start wherever you want.
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Sefton Park

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This beautiful park has some great facilities for all of the family. There’s lots to explore including the Grade 2 listed Palm House, fountain, grotto, boating lake, fairy glen plus lots more. There’s a playground for the children to let off some steam and plenty of walkways ready to be explored.
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The Bluecoat

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The Bluecoat, known as Liverpool’s creative hub is home to an array of art, theatre, music, dance and lots more. It is the most historic building in Liverpool and hosts many temporary exhibitions. It caters for families, offering creative activities every Saturday so your little ones can make their very own pieces of art.
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Liverpool Central Library

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This imposing historic building has been thoroughly modernised and is a fantastic place to bring the family. There is a children’s room where you will find brightly coloured interiors with lots of books and hidey holes. There are excellent facilities including an Xbox 360, computers, iPads and lots more.
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Walker Art Gallery

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Walker Art Gallery is a great place to bring the family on a day out as they offer an array of family friendly activities including the Big Art for Little Artists gallery found on the ground floor. There are often events and workshops taking place, which kids can get involved in.
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Liverpool World Heritage Site

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The port area of Liverpool is listed as a World Heritage Site and is “The supreme example of a commercial port at the time of Britain’s greatest global influence.” There’s plenty in this area for the family to see and walk around. The area stretches along the waterfront from Albert Dock through to Pier Head, through the historic commercial districts, Ropewalks area and the historical cultural area around William Brown Street.

In the Pier Head area you will find the grand historic buildings of The Royal Liver Building, The Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool building. There’s also the modern building of the Museum of Liverpool (free entry) and the chance to watch narrow boats pass through the Canal Link. You will also find the modern district, Mann Island, where there are restaurants galleries and cafes.

Let us know of any places we haven’t mentioned in Liverpool by commenting below!

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