Mersey Beat

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Leave The Beatles Story and head to the Royal Albert Dock before touring the International Slavery Museum and the Merseyside Maritime Museum. Enjoy the Merseyside waterfront, in the shadow of the Liverpool Museum. Visit the Cavern Club, shop at Liverpool ONE, tour Williamson Tunnels and arrive at Liverpool Cathedral.

The Beatles Story

Visit The Beatles Story Museum on the Albert Dock and immerse yourself in the story of one of the biggest bands in musical history. The museum charts the rise of the Fab Four from the local Liverpool music scene to international fame and stardom.

Royal Albert Dock

The historic Liverpool Waterfront blends the old and new in a welcoming atmosphere – there are places to eat, drink and socialise, along with art exhibitions, galleries and a choice of shops to browse. Take some time to visit the museums and explore the maritime history including its role guiding convoys through the Western Approaches in WWII.

Slavery Museum

The International Slavery Museum, located in the Merseyside Maritime Museum documents the history of the transatlantic slave trade through a series of exhibitions, stories and galleries providing a fascinating and educational experience.

Maritime Museum

The Merseyside Maritime Museum tells the story of the commercial and social impact of the port of Liverpool. Enjoy a series of exhibits including paintings, artefacts and vessels. You can also discover the Titanic and Liverpool Exhibition and Seized! The Border and Customs Uncovered at the National Border Force Museum.

Museum of Liverpool

Opened in 2011 the award winning Museum of Liverpool is dedicated to showcasing the culture, geography and history of Liverpool. Explore a host of galleries, exhibitions and collections to find out more about the port city of Liverpool.

Liver Building

The iconic Liver Building overlooks the Mersey and dominates the water front skyline. The building is bedecked with four clock faces and guarded by two liver birds, that shine in the sunlight. Liver Building tours for visitors commence in 2019.

Cavern Club

A legendary music venue that has seen a host of famous musicians perform down the years. A cellar with brick walls and buzzing atmosphere, The Cavern Club is the place to be for live music and a good time.

Liverpool One

If you are looking to shop, then Liverpool ONE should be on your list – a complex including 170 stores, restaurants, bars, mini golf and cinema. An exciting events and entertainment programme means there is something for everyone!

Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre

Created in in the early 18th century, the Williamson Tunnels are a series of excavations under the city. Take a tour and explore the subterranean labyrinth created by local philanthropist John Williamson.

Church of England Cathedral

Visit Britain’s largest cathedral and climb the steps to get for great views across the city of Liverpool. Enjoy the Great West Window, visit Lady Chapel and enjoy the large Gothic arches.

What to see and do…

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British Music Experience

Cunard Building, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 1DS

The Beatles Story

Britannia Vaults, Albert Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 4AD

Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 4BB

About the Mersey Beat Trail

Distance:6 miles
Cities / Towns:10
Number Of Businesses:3

The Beatles Story provides a fascinating insight to one of world’s biggest bands before you head to the Royal Albert Dock, a welcoming venue with a range of attractions. Explore the International Slavery Museum and the Merseyside Maritime Museum which documents the maritime heritage of the city. Explore history of the city at the Liverpool Museum and marvel at the Liver Building overlooking the Mersey. Check out the Cavern Club before indulging in retail therapy at Liverpool ONE, touring the Williamson Tunnels and finishing Liverpool Cathedral.

Musical Moments

Liverpool is famous for its vibrant music scene – tour the city and you find legendary venues such as the Cavern Club, whilst the Story of the Beatles describes the journey of the famous band.

Marvellous Museums

Liverpool has a wealth of museums that describe the history of the city, the city’s pivotal connection with importing raw cotton from the West Indies and exporting finished goods its links to the transatlantic slave trade and the importance of the waterfront, providing an educational experience and a great day out.

Shop 'til You Drop

If you want to shop then head to Liverpool ONE – a huge collection of well known stores and designer brands make this a shopper’s paradise. Once you’re done then relax with a meal or drink in one of the many bars or restaurants.

Also Nearby

British Music Experience

Cunard Building, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 1DS

The Beatles Story

Britannia Vaults, Albert Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 4AD

Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 4BB