About Liverpool

The Beatles statue on the Liverpool Waterfront, © Craig Easton

Liverpool is variously recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the most successful footballing city in England, a cultural powerhouse, one of the best places in the world for a night out and a UNESCO City of Music – but these only begin to tell the story.

The waterfront is the city’s heart, both geographically and spiritually, and it’s here that the Symposium will take place. And if you want to explore outside of the Symposium, you’re in the perfect spot.

Liverpool has more museums and galleries than any other UK city region outside of London, attracting leading international exhibitions and telling stories in the most evocative manner.

The distinctive Museum of Liverpool sits on the city’s famous waterfront, in between the Three Graces and the Albert Dock. Other museums include World Museum Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery, International Slavery Museum, Merseyside Maritime Museum, Lady Lever Art Gallery and Sudley House – all of which are open seven days a week with free admission.

Just along the waterfront in the Albert Dock is Tate Liverpool, the home of the national collection of modern and contemporary art in the north of England and the UK’s most visited gallery of its kind outside London. It is home to works by Picasso, Warhol and Mondrian amongst many others. It’s also one of the many locations for Liverpool Biennial 2018, the UK’s largest contemporary art festival, which will transform the city while you are here.

A key part of Liverpool’s culture is of course The Beatles, who hailed from the city. Visiting fans are more than catered for by attractions such as the interactive, immersive Beatles Story and the Magical Mystery Tour which takes them around childhood homes and the sites which inspired the songs such as Penny Lane and Strawberry Field. It’s not just about the fab four though, the British Music Experience tells the story of UK music since the 1950s with a massive range of exhibits including instruments, costumes and memorabilia from the most famous names in pop and rock.

Of course this is just a snippet – discover more about Liverpool at Visit Liverpool.