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Western Approaches and its collection

Western Approaches

Western Approaches is a museum in Liverpool. Walk through hidden rooms and discover the stories locked in the wartime bunker that protected the tactics and secrets of the British Armed Forces plotting to bulwark the Western Approaches and aid the Allied victory. Glimpse the documents and tools the forces used to monitor enemy convoys and inform the British government of their findings whilst keeping their intelligence secret from the enemy, including one of only two surviving wartime phones which had a direct connection to the war cabinet in London. See where commanders and WRNS and WAAF personnel worked every day and night in the Map Room.

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Western Approaches
1-3 Rumford Street
Near Town Hall
L2 8SZ Liverpool

Visitor information Western Approaches

Opening hours

10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00

Closed on January 16 & 23 2020


0 – 15Free
16 – 20£11.50
21 – 64£13.50

Ex/serving forces and emergency services - £11.50
Served in The Second World War - Free – with a gift bag
Groups (10 people or more) - £11.50 per person


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Location & Map

1-3 Rumford Street, Liverpool

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Western Approaches Reviews

Western Approaches has 2 ratings.

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    Scott • Jan 7, 2018

    Cracking hidden gem underneath the centre of the City!! Such an significant site in modern British if not Western history as this location served as the HQ for the Battle of the Atlantic, assisting in the safeguarding of the way of life for so many, and a key location in the Allied victory in WW2. Highly recommend.

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