Of all the cities in the United Kingdom, only London has more museums than Liverpool. National Museums Liverpool (previously known as National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside) currently consists of seven venues, with one more to be opened soon. All of the museums are open 10am-5pm every day except 24 December (close at 2pm), 25 and 26 December and 1 January.
Lady Lever Art Gallery
Founded in 1922 by Sunlight Soap magnate, William Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme. He dedicated the gallery to the memory of his wife. This gallery is famous for its Pre-Raphaelite paintings. Also has noteworthy collections of Wedgwood, Chinece porcelain and 18th century furniture.
Merseyside Maritime Museum
Liverpool’s seafaring heritage is brought to life within the historic Albert Dock. The international importance of Liverpool as a gateway to the world is reflected in the museum’s collections.
National Conservation Centre
The National Conservation Centre mixes science and art. It is the conservation department of National Museums Liverpool. Holds displays of conserved objects and demonstrations of the techniques used.
This art gallery features the collection of George Holt in its original setting. Works by Thomas Gainsborough, Joshua Reynolds, Edwin Landseer, John Everett Millais and J. M. W. Turner are included.
Walker Art Gallery
This gallery has British and European art from the 1300s to the present. Considered by many to have one of the best collections of Victorian and Pre-Raphaelite art in England.
World Museum Liverpool
Formerly known as Liverpool Museum. An exciting combination of historic treasures and latest interactive technology. Has large collections covering archaeology, ethnology and the natural and physical sciences.
International Slavery Museum
Explores historical and contemporary aspects of slavery and assesses the many legacies of the slave trade. Tells the largely untold stories of bravery and rebellion amongst the enslaved people.
Museum of Liverpool
This museum is expected to open in 2011 and to be one of the world’s leading city history museums.
National Conservation Centre in Liverpool
National Museums Liverpool