Heritage and History

Liverpool’s World Heritage status ranks the city alongside other internationally known historic cities such as Vienna and Venice. It stretches along the waterfront from The Royal Albert Dock through The Pier Head and up to Stanley Dock, and up through the historic commercial districts and the RopeWalks area to the historic cultural quarter around William Brown Street. The port and the city’s buildings are an exceptional testimony to mercantile culture.

Impressively located on Liverpool’s waterfront, World Museum Liverpool is one of Britain’s finest, with an extensive collection of fascinating exhibits. From the sea to the stars, a visit to World Museum reveals millions of years of Earth’s history. The museum is a pleasant 10-minute riverside stroll from ACC Liverpool and well worth a visit.

A ‘must see’ on any visit to Liverpool is Britain’s biggest Cathedral: awesome architecture including the world’s highest Gothic arches, astonishing views from the top of the Tower (the highest point in Liverpool), the world’s highest and heaviest peal of bells, sublime music, award-winning shop – and always something going on to experience!

Steeped in both history and style, and located on Liverpool's iconic World Heritage Site waterfront, Royal Albert Dock is the historic heart of Liverpool, attracting over 6 million visitors per year with its impressive retail and leisure offering.

For nearly a century the Three Graces - The Royal Liver Building, The Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building - have helped define one of the world’s most recognised skylines. These majestic waterfront buildings were conceived and constructed as visible symbols of Liverpool’s international prestige and became proud emblems of its commercial prowess.

A Grade I listed, 300-year-old building in the heart of Liverpool, the Bluecoat offers a year-round programme of visual art, literature, music, dance and live art.