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Western Approaches Museum

World War 2 Underground H Q 1-3 Rumford Street | Exchange Flags, Liverpool L2 8SZ, England
+44 151 227 2008
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Fascinating stories we hadn’t known

We loved our visit, such a lot to learn here about the key role of this secret underground bunker... read more

Reviewed today
Helen A
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Northwich, United Kingdom
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A must see Hidden Gem - Highly Recommended

Our party enjoyed an amazing visit to this hidden gem of a museum under the streets of Liverpool... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Hazel E
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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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 and authentic military insight, little has been altered in this 70-year-old subterranean control bunker.
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  • Average5%
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World War 2 Underground H Q 1-3 Rumford Street | Exchange Flags, Liverpool L2 8SZ, England
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+44 151 227 2008
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Reviewed today via mobile

We loved our visit, such a lot to learn here about the key role of this secret underground bunker in which such important work was done during WW 2. We talked about it long after we got home, it made us understand yet again the...More

1  Thank Helen A
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Reviewed yesterday

Our party enjoyed an amazing visit to this hidden gem of a museum under the streets of Liverpool. Plenty to see and explore but highly recommend a guided tour as this brought it all to life. Our wonderful guide Emma, with her stories and historical...More

2  Thank Hazel E
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Reviewed yesterday

Found this very interesting and family friendly. Really impressed with how well the museum is presented, our 11 year old enjoyed the coding activity, lots of interactive objects and plenty to see. Thought this Museum was very educational and we enjoyed our time learning about...More

2  Thank Nelly041
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited the museum as it was very close to our hotel, staff were great, good to visit the site where all the WW2 Atlantic convoys were planned and executed, you can get a feel of what it must have been like to work in...More

2  Thank EODUK
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This small museum in the centre of Liverpool is absolutely top notch. Without being patronising it very clearly explains the role Liverpool played in the Second Wold War and actively encourages you to open things and touch them. Really unstuffy, very interesting and educational but...More

3  Thank alysonclare
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a great WW2 marine history museum which was actually the place where the Battle of the Atlantic was organised and run from. It is all authentic stuff and the artefacts are just brilliant to see and to touch as they were the "state...More

2  Thank YantoReddish2013
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good exhibition showing how secretive this bunker was and its importance during the war. Plenty of exhibits for adults and children. Similar to the war rooms in London. It also describes the work done by the Wrens on plotting and mapping the...More

3  Thank happygirl503972
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Emma S, General Manager at Western Approaches Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for visiting !

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Been meaning to come here for a while and made it yesterday. What a marvellous place. Who knew what was going on in the depths of Derby House 70 odd years ago. Going through is like walking back in time. So unlike other museums in...More

3  Thank Carol V
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Emma S, General Manager at Western Approaches Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much its great to get the feedback and will pass it on to everyone involved

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although i had been aware of the museum's existence for sometime, yesterday was my first (of many) visit with my wife and two friends, As soon as we came through the entrance we knew we were going to have a good experience. The reception staff...More

1  Thank Bob V
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Emma S, General Manager at Western Approaches Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We look forward to seeing you again ... we are planning changes and developments so somethings maybe new

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had come into Liverpool from a cruise, had no real plans for the day. I had picked up a brochure with a map on it. There was an ad for the Western Approach Museum. I was in port with my 7 year old son...More

Thank n0echris
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Emma S, General Manager at Western Approaches Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello there - We remember you and your son very clearly - your obvious enjoyment at the time made us very happy - as does this review ! Thank you again

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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
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