Contact World Museum: Find below customer service details of World Museum, Liverpool, including phone and email. Besides contact details, the page also offers a brief overview of the tourist destination.
William Brown Street
Liverpool, L3 8EN
Directions: Google Maps
Phone: +44 151 478 4393
Email: [email protected]
About World Museum Liverpool
Founded in 1851, the World Museum Liverpool is a dedicated exhibit centre for human history, physical sciences, and natural history, in the United Kingdom. Operated by the National Museum Liverpool, the World Museum building at William Brown Street, started as a museum holding natural history collections owned by the 13th Earl of Derby of Borough.
Originally named as the Derby Museum of Borough, the museum underwent renovations, with new additions such as the aquarium, planetarium, innovative galleries, and terracotta exhibits, and stands collectively re-named as the World Museum of Liverpool in 2005. The museum is highly popular with children, and in 2010, welcomed seven lakh visitors, the highest ever in a span of over 150 years.
A Grade II listed civic building the World Museum is a classic example of Neoclassical architecture, with large columns, porticos, and detailed stonework on the façade window niches and balustrades. Ranked 23rd in UK, World Museum is the most-often visited museums in the country and is a multi-award winning museum, and won the “Tourism experience of the year” in 2019.
The museum unfolds over 5 floors, with themed galleries for various subjects on astronomy, geology, ethnology, archaeology, zoology and many others, including the 1st floor (Aquarium), 2nd floor (Clore Natural History Centre), 3rd floor ( World Cultures, Egyptology, Discovery Centre), 4th floor (Dinosaurs), and 5th floor (Planetarium). The museum also holds temporary exhibits, events, and activities, all round the year, and is a great choice for children to learn and explore evolution and human science.
Highlights of the museum are the ancient Egypt galleries (5000-year timeline), Mummy room (Sarcophagi), Ramesses Griddle (Robe of King Ramesses III, 1185 BC), Dinosaur galleries (fossils & bones), Aquarium and Planetarium, World cultures gallery (Artifacts, furniture, tools, clothing) and Weston Discovery centre. You can visit the official website for more details on the collections and also on the events organised.
Liverpool is a major hub for tourists, with places nearby, such as Wellington Memorial Statue, St. John’s Gardens, Walker Art gallery, St. George’s hall, Croxteth Hall, Liverpool Cathedral, Metropolitan Cathedral, Albert Dock, The Beatles story, and the Merseyside Maritime Museum. Tourist season in Liverpool starts in late spring, and ends with mid- summer and, best avoided during the winters. The museum is the busiest during the weekends and school holidays, and is less crowded during the weekdays. It is best to visit on Wednesdays & Thursdays and, the museum is busy during the months of July & August, and less crowded during September to January.
World Museum is open every day between 10:00am-5:00pm, and admission is free for the museum, and tickets for planetarium is limited, and are free. The tickets are available at the office-desk, and available on a first come-first serve basis.
Nearest airport are the John Lennon International Airport, and the Liverpool International Airport, and the airport is a 60-minute drive from the museum. Nearest metro stations are at Liverpool Central and Liverpool Lime Street, and is close by the Liverpool city centre. Paid parking is available at William Brown Street for cars, cyclists, and coaches. For complaints or queries on tickets, events ,shopping, photography, career, or others, reach the World Museum support.