Museum of Liverpool
The Museum of Liverpool on Pier Head is an eclectic and diverse collection of Liverpool stuff and stories. Part of the National Museums Liverpool group, you’ll find everything from one of Villanelle’s stylish costumes from Killing Eve (as worn by local actress Jodie Comer) to a carriage from Liverpool’s overhead railway which you can climb aboard.
There aren’t many museums whose changing exhibitions mix up everything from anti-apartheid campaigns to Ken Dodd’s tickling stick.
Smallsters will love the Little Liverpool interactive area for under-sixes. Parents be warned: their favourite bit will be the Liverpuddles water play.
One of the museum’s highlights isn’t actually in the museum; it’s the view of the Three Graces. This view of Liverpool’s celebrated waterfront is one of the museum’s award-winning features. Admittedly, The Window With A View award is from a double-glazing company not RIBA but this vista deserves any ‘best in the UK’ gong going.
So look at the exhibits by all means, the Beatles paraphernalia and the local archaeological finds, but look out at the city too.
There is a café as well as an indoor picnic area for self-catering spreads. You’ll also find plenty of seating around the waterfront for picnics outside in fine weather.
If you’re in need of a miniature purple wheelie bin to use as a desk tidy, or a vintage travel poster, or a ceramic tea light holder featuring the city’s most iconic buildings, exit through the gift shop.