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Liverpool World Museum

Liverpool World MuseumThe World Museum, formerly known as the Liverpool Museum, is located on William Brown Street in Liverpool, the only street in Britain to consist of nothing other than museums, galleries and libraries.

The museum is considered to be one of the finest multi-disciplinary museums in Britain. It holds extensive collections covering archaeology, ethnology and the natural and physical sciences. Special attractions include the Natural History Centre and a Planetarium. The museum forms part of National Museums Liverpool.

It is the largest and oldest of the National Museums Liverpool and was founded in 1851 when the thirteenth Earl of Derby left his substantial natural history collection to the city.

The World Museum has recently undergone extensive refurbishment which doubled the size of the available display space, making even more of the collections accessible for visitors.

Major new galleries include World Cultures, the Bug House and the Weston Discovery Centre. A central entrance hall and six-storey atrium was opened in 2005. With thousands of exhibits, the whole family can discover other civilisations, giant and live creepy crawlies or walk with dinosaurs. Visitor's can even see a show in Britain´s only free planetarium.

Entrance to the museum is free. The World Museum is a a five minute walk from Lime Street Station.

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From the South:- Follow the M6 north to junction 21A, turning left onto the M62 in the direction of Liverpool. At the end of the M62 (the Rocket) follow signs for the city centre until you pick up signs for the Walker Art Gallery.

From the North:- Take the M6 to junction 26 and then follow signs for the M58 motorway to Liverpool. Continue to the end of the motorway, then follow signs for the A59 to Liverpool. Follow A59 City Centre until you pick up signs for the Liverpool World Museum and Walker Art Gallery..

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