Here's 7 Wallet-Friendly Attractions in Liverpool for Every Budget Traveller

By Lili Lengkana | 24, May, 2018
Here's 7 Wallet-Friendly Attractions in Liverpool for Every Budget Traveller

Travelling. It is almost a myth to travel without burning a whole in the pocket. But One advice from a wise traveller is to always try to find free activities in the city to learn way more than what money can give you. Places such as the museums or the parks give you a little insight on what the city can offer. Tour the city like a local and simply indulge in their culture and have a blast at your own benefit during your travel. Liverpool has definitely so much more to offer than just football and the Fab Four. We're about to spill some tea on how to make your travel in Liverpool so much more memorable without having to spend a penny.

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1. Get to know the History of Liverpool

Museum of Liverpool

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Opened in 2011, the Museum of Liverpool showcases the city's unique geography, history and culture. This stunning building is the United Kingdom's largest newly-built museum after over a century. The Museum of Liverpool is filled with interactive exhibitions for both kids and adults.

Address: Liverpool Waterfront, Pier Head, Liverpool L3 1DG, UK
Opening Hours: 10AM to 5PM (Everyday)
Contact: +44 151 478 4545
Website: www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

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Merseyside Maritime Museum & International Slavery Museum

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Two museums under one roof. Housed in the same building, the Merseyside Maritime Museum and International Slavery Museum tell the whole story of Liverpool's rise to being one of the wealthiest cities in the world - which it was as recently as 100 years ago. Visit Liverpool Tourist Guide website for their daily visiting time in this link The Merseyside and International Slavery Museum.

Address: Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AX, United Kingdom
              3rd Floor (International Slavery Museum)
Opening Hours: 10AM to 5PM (Everyday)
Contact: +44 151 478 4499
Website: www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

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The Blue Coat

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This beautiful arts centre hosts exhibitions, gigs, talks, and classes for all ages. It's an oasis of creativity and a quiet calm courtyard, slap bang in the middle of Liverpool's bustling shopping district. After London, Liverpool has the most public sculptures of any city in the UK. The most famous are the Superlambanana plus its 125 replicas dotted all around the city. While Anthony Gormleys' Another Place is on Crosby Beach, just up the coast, 100 cast iron life-size figures stare out to sea along the 3km coastline.

Address: School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BX
Opening Hours: 9AM to 6PM (Mondays - Saturdays)
                          11AM to 6PM (Sundays)
Contact: 0151 702 5324
Website: www.thebluecoat.org.uk

 

Tate Liverpool 

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When the modern art gallery opened in the Albert Dock nearly 30 years ago, it jump-started the city centre's revival. This former warehouse is complete with beautiful surroundings and great collection of Roy Linchtenstein's pop art. Tate Liverpool is the place to go if you are looking forward to discovering Liverpool's art scene like a local. You might even want to take home a creative souvenir from Tate Liverpool’s shop such as the art-inspired gift ideas or choose from an extensive array of books.

Address: Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3 4BB
Opening Hours:
10AM to 5.50PM (Everyday)
Contact: +44 (0)151 702 7400
Website: www.tate.org.uk

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World Museum 

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The World Museum is always filled with on going exhibitions both fun and educational for visitors of all ages. While some may require an admission fee, there are still many other exhibitions that offers free entry for the public. Check out their floor plan before your visit to plan your itinerary for the day. You might even want to squeeze in a picnic during the day at the St Johns Gardens located just opposite of the museum. Prayer rooms are available at the Community Base on Level 4 upon request. Refer to their facilities page for more information.

Address: William Brown St, Liverpool L3 8EN, UK
Opening Hours:
10AM to 5PM (Everyday)
Contact: +44 151 478 4393
Website: www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

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2. Discover the Beatles

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That's right, the legacy of the Fab Four still looms large over Liverpool. Take your time and explore The Beatles' Story, an exhibition solely on the lives and times of the Fab Four. Tickets can be are priced at £16.95 for adults, £12.50 for students and seniors, and £10 for children. While The Beatles' Story requires paid entry, you can visit Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields in Beaconsfield Road for free. Go on an adventure and see what it feels like to be in a Beatles' music video! You can also go online to book a tour to John Lennon's childhood home, also known as Mendips. Located at 251 Menlove Avenue, the only way to get into the home is through a paid tour run by the National Trust. Otherwise, visitors are only allowed to out of the premises.

Mendips

Address: 251 Menlove AvenueLiverpool L25 7SA, England (Mendips)
Contact: 
08448 004 791
Email: thebeatleshomes@nationaltrust.org.uk
Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

The Beatles' Story

Address: Britannia Vaults, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AD, UK
Opening Hours: 
9AM to 6PM (Everyday)
Contact: +44 151 709 1963
Website: www.beatlesstory.com

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3. Roam around Liverpool's parks

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Protected by the English Heritage, Sefton Park hosts many of the area's festival and has a boating lake. The Sefton Park has also recently refurbished the Grade II-Listed Victorian Palm House which is a domed conservatory. Sandwhiched between Liverpool and Everton's stadia, Anfield and Goodison Park, the Stanley Park is an auspicious place to kick a ball about. Although, the Everton FC might be moving to a new stadium in the Bramley Moore Dock soon.

Sefton Park

Address: Mossley Hill Dr, Liverpool L17 1AJ, UK

 

Stanley Park

Address: Walton Ln, Liverpool L4 2SL, UK



4. The Beaches of Merseyside

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The Formby, West Kirby and Southport beaches have all got lots to offer but New Brighton is definitely worth a visit. The New Brighton Beach has recently undergone a redevelopment. Be sure to catch the Mermaid Trail along the coast. The Mermaid Trail collection of sculptures of a mermaid on a rock places at different parts of the coast.

New Brighton Beach

Address: Wallasey CH45 2JU, UK


5. Otterspool Promenade

The promenade is an ideal place for a bike ride - not just because it's free of traffic and has glorious views across the Mersey. More important that that, it's flat, so round up the kids and get your cycle on.

Address: Otterspool Dr, Liverpool L17 5AL, UK


6. Waking Tours Around the City

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Self guided walking tours of Liverpool are made easy thanks to the Liverpool Maps and Walks google's apps. Take your time and cruise down the streets of Liverpool. Make sure you wander past the Royal Liver Building at the centre which was one of the world's major ports and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Royal Liver Building

Address: Royal Liver Building, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3 1 HU
Contact: 
0151 236 4859 
Website:
www.royalliverbuilding.com

7. Chinatown Liverpool

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Liverpool is home to the oldest Chinese community in Europe and second largest Chinatown in the world after San Francisco. Come to see the 15m-high arch to the neighbourhood that is decorated with 200 dragons on a wooden and marble structure - and is the largest Chines arch outside of China. Don't forget to shop there also and take tons of photos.

Address: Nelson StreetLiverpool L1 2OH, England

Liverpool is a beautiful city for travellers of all ages. Take your time and indulge in the history, culture and lifestyle here. 

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