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Liverpool: Western Approaches WWII Museum Ticket

1. Liverpool: Western Approaches WWII Museum Ticket

Explore Western Approaches HQ, which was a top-secret bunker vital to the war effort during WWII. Explore the labyrinth of rooms where over 300 people secretly worked during the war years. Walk through hidden rooms and discover how operations in the bunker protected the tactics of the British Armed Forces on the Western Approaches. See the documents and tools which were used to monitor enemy convoys, and subsequently, inform the British government. Discover one of only two surviving wartime phones which had a direct connection to the London War Cabinet. See where Commanders, the Women's Royal Naval Service, and Women's Auxiliary Air Force personnel worked day and night in the Operations Room. Learn how they monitored convoy routes and vital shipping lines, pin-pointing enemy locations on a huge map wall. Discover a recreated war-torn street with shops, a pub and even an unexploded bomb, to get a sense of how life was for citizens during the war.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 54 reviews

A small but very interesting museum (if a little difficult to find! Typical postcode problem with Google Maps - takes you to the back of the building which has no indication of the musuem ... NOTE: It is in Rumford Street NOT in the square behind that!!). An interesting insight into a WWII activity that I, and I would suspect many others, had no knowledge off. Probably take you no mare than an hour an most.

Experience a WW2 bunker with vast rooms, the operations room, the convoy plotting room. Learn about the people involved and about the life of WRNS and WAAF’s involved. Learn about the Western Approaches Tactical unit. Informative self tour.

Friendly, interesting, informative. Great place to visit for all ages, what an eye opener to see what is hidden from view! Recommend you go see for yourself.

What a gem. We thoroughly enjoyed this museum so informative and interesting. I would recommend this museum.

Friendly, helpful staff. Interesting self guided tour.