Attractions in Liverpool

Merseyside Maritime Museum
The Merseyside Maritime Museum is just the place to spend the day while in Liverpool, and possibly the museum's most famous exhibition is that which dredges up the hidden treasures of the ill-fated Titanic. Other permanent exhibitions include the Emigrants to a New World Gallery and the Battle of the Atlantic, which chronicles Liverpool's maritime importance in World War II. Tours can also be booked of the pilot ship, Edmund Gardner, which is in permanent dry-dock outside the museum building.

Williamson Tunnels Heritage Center
One of Liverpool's lesser-known - but definitely extremely interesting - attractions is the Williamson Tunnels Heritage Center. For reasons never determined, Joseph Williamson, an early 19th century tobacco merchant and philanthropist, built labyrinthine tunnels under the city's Edge Hill district, and today visitors are welcome to explore Williamson's mysterious tunnel system, which is still in surprisingly good repair. They can also browse for souvenirs at the popular Table Sales in a Tunnel, which are held about once a month.

Princess Road Synagogue
The Princess Road Synagogue is another of Liverpool's well-hidden treasures, but all those who see it agree that its gothic basilica and marble and alabaster Bimah make it one of the most beautiful synagogues in the world. Tours of this gorgeous building are available on request, and all tours end in the synagogue's exhibition room, which houses a collection of memorabilia - including silverware and choral manuscripts - that chronicles the community's 230 year history in the area.

Walker Art Gallery
For those who enjoy fine art and culture, the Walker Art Gallery is a must-see. Showcasing paintings, sculptures and other artifacts that span the 13th through the 20th centuries, the gallery is home to several extremely important pieces including Rembrandt's "Self Portrait as a Young Man", Rossetti's "Dante's Dream" and Leighton's "Elijah in the Wilderness". The Walker also boasts the innovative Talking Heads Gallery, where paintings come to life and inform the visitor of their history and development.

Albert Dock
No trip to Liverpool can be considered complete without a thorough exploration of historic Albert Dock, which contains what is possibly the largest collection of Grade 1 buildings in one place in the entire United Kingdom. The dock is home to several museums - including the International Slavery Museum and the Beatles Story interactive experience - and visitors can also tour the distinguished Tate Gallery and then top everything off with a Liverpool sightseeing tour from the deck of the popular Yellow Duckmarine.