Home of the world’s most successful ever-band and one of the world’s top football clubs, the reborn city is also a cultural powerhouse, with top-notch museums, rich maritime heritage and cultural events galore.
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Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom (UK)|
The northern counterpart of the world-renowned Tate enterprise occupies a converted warehouse on the waterfront at Liverpool’s iconic, cast-iron Albert Dock. Built in 1846, this grand complex of Grade-I listed buildings was considered revolutionary in its design; a suitable environment, then, to house the Tate’s eclectic collection of British art dating from 1500 to the modern day.
Expect a diverse and inspired programme of special exhibitions plus plenty of children’s activities on offer. There’s also a great on-site shop and café with a strong art motif.
Getting there & doing it
Albert Dock is in the heart of Liverpool. Park either at the multi-storey car park at Kings Dock or on Strand Street. The nearest train station is James Street Station, a ten-minute walk away.
Tickets are usually available on the door, but can sell out, and it’s recommended to book online in advance. The main collection is free but visiting exhibitions are charged. At time of writing, there are no guided tours, and unfortunately, no audio guides either.
When to do it
The gallery is open all year round, Tuesday to Sunday. Closed on Monday.
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