Liverpool World Museum – Dinossauros na cidade natal dos Beatles.

World Museum

Dinossauros na cidade natal dos Beatles.

Dinosaur skull

World Museum Liverpool is a fantastic family day out. As well as fascinating objects from around the world, we also have an aquarium, a bug house, a theatre and a planetarium. And it is all FREE!

What to see in World Museum

Ground floor

Cafe, shops, cloakroom and information desk where you can get floor plans and reserve places for special events and acitivites.

First floor

Here you’ll find the aquarium and the Treasure House Theatre – find out what’s on at the theatre in the ‘events and activities’ section.

Second floor

On this floor you meet the natural world. You can hold and examine objects in the Clore Natural History Centre, including plants, animals and rocks.

In the Bug House you can see and be seen by bugs including spiders and insects.

There is also the aquarium:Brightly coloured fish

The aquarium combines fish from Australia to Anglesey with the very latest technology. Rarely-seen exhibits from the museum collections immerse visitors in a watery world of wonder.

For the first time World Museum Liverpool’s aquarium now has a dedicated learning and activity space; the Living Laboratory. Here even very young children can get up close to fish and other sea life in special low-level tanks. Expert staff are on hand to answer questions and run demonstrations in which visitors can observe and learn more about live marine creature. Video cameras and microscopes bring you face to face with unfamiliar tiny organisms.

Displays and activities in the Living Laboratory emphasise links between the live specimens and the museum’s historic collections of spirit-preserved fish and invertebrates. Video conferencing facilities are also available to link through to behind the scenes activity, events in the Treasure House Theatre and other parts of the museum, or even to special events in other aquariums across the world.

Aquarium Curator video

Watch a video of our Aquarium Curator, Rachel Ball. See behind the scenes in the aquarium and hear about our Thornback Rays and other sea life.

Aquarium highlights


cream coloured puffy fish

Long-horned Cowfish
(Lactoria cornuta)
© Natural Visions

white and black stripey fish

(Pterois volitans)

© 2005 Roger Steene

thin, bluish fish with black stripe

Doctor-fish, Cleaner Wrasse
(Labroides dimidiatus)
© Natural Visions

orange and white striped fish

Clown Anemonefish
(Amphiprion percula)
© Natural Visions

blue, yellow and black fish

Powder-blue Surgeonfish
(Acanthurus leucosternon)
© Natural Visions

blue fish with yellow tail

Regal Tang, Palette Surgeonfish
(Paracanthurus hepatus)
© 2005 Roger Steene

Read about the arrival of baby Falseclown fish (that’s the same species as Nemo) on our blog.

The main display tanks contain marine life from both tropical and coldwater environments. The warm water displays include coral reef and lagoon environments as well as an innovative mangrove swamp tank with a tidal effect to mimic the rise and fall of water along a tropical shore. Housed within are a rainbow array of beautiful fish, including venomous scorpionfish, tiny cleaner wrasse and the distinctively striped clown anemonefish.


Archer fish
(Toxotes jaculatrix)
© Natural Visions

(Monodactylus argenteus)
© Natural Visions

(Scatophagus argus)
© Natural Visions

The more temperate water around the UK coast also host a surprising variety of fish and invertebrates. These are represented in coldwater tanks replicating the rocky coast of the Isle of Anglesey in North Wales and the sandy shores of Dee estuary around Hilbre Island.


(Pleuronectes platessa)
© Natural Visions

Shore clingfish
(Lepadogaster lepadogaster)
© Natural Visions

Tompot Blenny
(Parablennius gattorugine)
© Natural Visions

To complete the marine story there is also a display about the deep-dwelling ‘creatures of the abyss’ that live at the bottom of the deepest oceans, over 1000 metres (3300 feet) underwater, in conditions too extreme to replicate in an aquarium. Learn the fascinating story of how life survives despite the complete darkness, bitter cold and enormous pressure.

Together the displays and activities within the aquarium use exciting and innovative techniques to highlight important issues such as the fragility of the world’s aquatic ecosystems and the need for their conservation.

Find out more

Photograph of a demonstrator holding a crab

Demonstrator holding a crab © Leila Romaya and Paul McCann

Marine photography websites

Many of the photos on this page have been used with kind permission from the following organisations. Why not take a closer look at their websites? (Links are targeted to open in a new browser window)

Third floor

On this floor you learn about the human world. There’s the World Cultures gallery with objects from the Americas, Africa, Asia and Oceania.

You can also explore ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome and see Anglo Saxon objects. In the Weston Discovery Centre you can handle objects from around the world.

Fourth floor

On this floor you’ll find out about the earth. There are dinosaurs, fossils and animals from around the world.

Fifth floor

The top floor is closest to the sky so here we have displays on space and time including rockets, moon rocks, telescopes, clocks, sundials and many scientific instruments. There’s also the Planetarium and a restaurant.

If you want to learn more about any of these follow the links in the navigation panel on the left.

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A tribal mask

What to do in World Museum

As well as the objects and other features permanently on display throughout the museum we also have special events and exhibitions. These are all FREE.


These are temporary displays and can be on anything from football to evolution. You can find out about current exhibitions by following the ‘Exhibitions’ link in the main navigation panel beneath the World Museum logo on this page.


On most days we have special events and activities. They include:

  • shows in the planetarium
  • demonstrations in the Clore Natural History Centre and Discovery Centre
  • performances in the Treasure House Theatre

You can find out what is available on the day you visit by following the ‘Events and activities’ link in the main navigation panel beneath the World Museum logo. The event description will tell you if you can just turn up, should collect a ticket from the information desk or need to book in advance. All events and activities are free.

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Planning your visit

The visitor information page should tell you all you need to know about getting to the museum, opening times, facilities etc..

Girl in planetarium

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