Liverpool Waterfront

Liverpool Waterfront is a terrific place for you to explore. Diverse in appeal, the waterfront offers much, from the Beatles Story exhibition to a quiet riverside stroll. Marvel at magnificent merchant architecture, enjoy world-class contemporary art at Tate Liverpool, explore the Merseyside Maritime Museum and discover the fascinating and interactive Museum of Liverpool. With the Wheel of Liverpool giving unrivalled views across the city and beyond, this area of Liverpool really has so much to offer every visitor.

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You cannot visit Liverpool Waterfront without gazing in awe at the fabulous mercantile architecture of the imposing Liver Building. The head office of the Royal Liver Friendly Society, the Liver Building is one of Liverpool’s most iconic structures. The two Liver Birds are 18ft high with a wing span of 12ft, making them the biggest Liver Bird relics in Liverpool.

Tate holds a national collection of British art, ranging from 1500 to the present day, as well as important pieces of international modern and contemporary art. Liverpool Tate is one of four major Tate galleries which together hold more than 70,000 artworks. Located in The Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool Tate is a fascinating attraction and just minutes’ walk from ACC Liverpool.

As well as a fantastic museum, the Merseyside Maritime Museum is a treasure house of architectural and mechanical invention. It charts the industrial history of Liverpool docks, its shipbuilding heritage and its trade around the world.

The award-winning Museum of Liverpool brilliantly reflects the city's global significance, charting its unique geography, history and culture. Visitors can explore how the port, its people, their creative and sporting history have shaped the city. Housed in an impressive new waterfront building, the museum is a perfect place to discover the people and events that made Liverpool what it is today.

Liverpool’s world-famous ferry service is run by Mersey Ferries who take hundreds of thousands of people out on the Mersey each year. The company also operates a range of exciting and informative Liverpool attractions along the riverside as well as trips along the magnificent Manchester Ship Canal. Catching a ferry cruise is great way to get a unique view of the city of Liverpool, too.