List of museums in Merseyside

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This list of museums in Merseyside, England contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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Name Image Town/City Region Type Summary
20 Forthlin Road 20 forthlin road.jpg Allerton Liverpool Historic house Operated by the National Trust, childhood home of John Lennon, part of the Beatles' Childhood Homes tour
The Atkinson Southport Sefton Multiple website, regional cultural centre for arts and cultural entertainment, includes art, local history, Egyptology and decorative art collections from the Botanic Gardens Museum and Bootle Free Library and Museum
The Beatles Story The Beatles Story .jpg Liverpool Liverpool Music Exhibition and museum dedicated to the leading 1960s group The Beatles
Birkenhead Priory and St Mary's Tower Birkenhead Priory, exterior.jpg Birkenhead Wirral Religious Remains and exhibits about the medieval priory
Bluecoat Chambers Bluecoat Jan 6 2010 1.jpg Liverpool Liverpool Art Arts centres with exhibit galleries
British Lawnmower Museum Southport Sefton Agriculture Vintage lawnmowers
Croxteth Hall Liverpool Liverpool Historic house 16th century country house with Edwardian period rooms, Victorian period farm and walled garden
Fort Perch Rock New Brighton Wirral Multiple Exhibits include maritime displays, military aviation, and merchant marine radio and wireless
Foundation for Art and Creative Technology Liverpool Liverpool Art Arts centre for film, video and new and emerging media
Garstang Museum of Archaeology Liverpool Liverpool Archaeology website, part of the University of Liverpool, artifacts from Ancient Egypt, Sudan and the Levant
International Slavery Museum Albert Dock2.JPG Liverpool Liverpool History History and legacy of transatlantic slavery and its contemporary relevance, located on the third floor of the building housing the Merseyside Maritime Museum
Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight Lady Lever 2.jpg Port Sunlight Wirral Art Collection includes British 18th century and 19th century paintings, 18th century furniture and Wedgwood
Liverpool Cathedral Liverpool Cathedral.jpg Liverpool Liverpool Religious Includes 3-D film and interactive displays about the cathedral's architecture, history and art, its people and purpose; historic artifacts, tours of the tower and a collection of Victorian and Edwardian ecclesiastical embroidery
Mendips Mendipsnationaltrust.JPG Liverpool Liverpool Historic house Operated by the National Trust, 1950s period childhood house of singer/composer John Lennon of The Beatles, part of the Beatles' Childhood Homes tour
Merseyside Fire Service Museum Waterloo Sefton Firefightin website, open by appointment
Merseyside Maritime Museum Merseyside Maritime Museum.jpg Liverpool Liverpool Maritime Shipping, trade, local ties to the RMS Titanic, RMS Lusitania and RMS Empress of Ireland, Battle of the Atlantic, life at sea, smuggling and contraband gallery
Mr Hardman's Photographic Studio HardmanRodneyStreetOM.jpg Liverpool Liverpool Historic house Operated by the National Trust, home of photographer E. Chambré Hardman, features portraits of the people of Liverpool, the city and the landscapes of the surrounding countryside
Museum of Liverpool Museum of Liverpool 04-01-2010 (01).jpg Liverpool Liverpool Multiple City's history, culture and social history, art, costumes, decorative art
National Conservation Centre Midland Goods.jpg Liverpool Liverpool Science Science behind the conservation work, also local history exhibits
North West Museum of Road Transport St Helens St Helens Transportation Vintage buses, also classic cars, trucks and fire engines
The Oratory Oratory-St-James.jpg Liverpool Liverpool Art 19th century sculpture and funeral monuments of notable citizens
Port Sunlight Museum & Garden Village Port Sunlight - DSC04703.JPG Port Sunlight Wirral History website, history of the model village built in 1888 by William Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme
Prescot Museum Prescot Museum - geograph.org.uk - 42744.jpg Prescot Knowsley Local website, local history, culture, clock and watch making industry, pottery manufacture, cable making and mining
Shore Road Pumping Station Shore Road Pumping Station Birkenhead.jpg Birkenhead Wirral Technolog Currently closed, Victorian pumping station with steam beam engine
Smithy Heritage Centre Eccleston St Helens Local website, local history
Spaceport Seacombe Wirral Science Space and space travel
Speke Hall Speke Hall, Liverpool.jpg Liverpool Liverpool Historic house Operated by the National Trust, black and white wood-framed Tudor manor house with Victorian rooms
St. George's Hall St George's Hall, Liverpool2.jpg Liverpool Liverpool History History and tours of the hall, its prison, refurbished criminal court and judge's robing room, gallery for local art and culture displays
Sudley House Sudley House Liverpool.jpg Aigburth Liverpool Art Victorian historic house museum with art gallery
Tate Hall Museum University of Liverpool Victoria Building 2.jpg Liverpool Liverpool Multiple Part of the University of Liverpool, exhibit topics include zoology, medicine, dentistry, archaeology, engineering and oceanography
Tate Liverpool Tate Liverpool 2.jpg Liverpool Liverpool Art Modern and contemporary art
U-boat Story U 534 Nautilus Museum.jpg Birkenhead Wirral Maritime Recovered German World War II submarine and artifacts including an Enigma machine
Victoria Gallery & Museum Victoria Building, University of Liverpool - geograph.org.uk - 209212.jpg Liverpool Liverpool Art Part of the University of Liverpool, paintings, sculptures and ceramics
Walker Art Gallery Walker Art Gallery Liverpool fountain.jpg Liverpool Liverpool Art Collections include Italian and Netherlandish paintings from 1300–1550, European art from 1550–1900. 18th and 19th century British art, prints, drawings and watercolours, 20th century works and sculpture
Western Approaches - Liverpool War Museum Western Approaches plaque Liverpool.jpg Liverpool Liverpool Military Restored bunker of the major operational command of the Royal Navy during World War II
Williamson Art Gallery and Museum Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead 1.JPG Birkenhead Wirral Art Collections include Victorian oil paintings, English watercolours, Liverpool porcelain and Della Robbia Pottery, ship models, local history
Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre Williamson's Tunnels Plates.jpg Liverpool Liverpool History Early 19th century network of tunnels and exhibits about their builder
Wirral Transport Museum Wirral Transport Museum, Taylor Street, Birkenhead - geograph.org.uk - 1433360.jpg Birkenhead Wirral Transportation Displays of buses, trams, cars, motorbikes and motor accessories, and a model railway layout
World Museum Liverpool World Museum Liverpool 161009 1.JPG Liverpool Liverpool Multiple Archaeology, ethnology, natural history, geology and fossils, Ancient Egypt, space, science, coins
World of Glass (St Helens) Silica Exhibit, World of Glass Museum, St Helens - scan01.jpg St Helens St Helens Art website, exhibits of historic and contemporary glass art, glass-making industry and history, glassblowing

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  1. ^ http://www.armymuseums.org.uk/museums/0000000056-King-s-Regiment-Museum-Collection.htm King's Regiment Museum Collection, Army Museum Ogilby Trust, accessed 5/6/10
  2. ^ http://www.liverpoolscottish.org.uk/ Liverpool Scottish Museum Trust, accessed 5/6/10
  3. ^ http://www.wirral.gov.uk/LGCL/100009/200070/1017/content_0000527.html Wirral Museum, "now closed to the public", public access by appointment only, Accessed 5/4/10