5 Free Things to do in Liverpool

Tracey Currall
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5 Free Things to do in Liverpool

Apart from being the best in the country for open-air festivals, museums per square mile, huge public events and concerts, did you know loads of them are free?

Problem is, when there’s so much happening right on your doorstep it can be hard to get around to taking full advantage.

As we move into spring and starting to recover from all that time spent indoors, make the most of this our incredible city and check out how much of it you can revel in without spending a fortune.


Tate Gallery


Albert Dock

Liverpool Waterfront

Liverpool L3 4BB

British and international modern and contemporary art at its finest, currently you can view International Women’s Month.

Tate Liverpool has, since opening in 1988 in the remarkable Grade I listed Albert Dock, become one of the most visited art galleries outside of London.

Tate Liverpool also holds special events, such as talks and workshops connected to the exhibitions, as well as family activities, such as producing your own comics. There’s a café and gift shop too.

Tate Gallery Liverpool - Image from Visit Liverpool - Essential Liverpool news and reviews
Tate Gallery Liverpool – Image from Visit Liverpool



Monday to Sunday 10:00–17:00

Liverpool’s museums and art galleries really are something to shout about.


Open Eye


19 Mann Island,

Liverpool Waterfront L3 1BP


Open Eye, is the only gallery devoted to photography in the north-west and is being seen as an increasingly important element of Liverpool’s already impressive art history. Open Eye founded in 1977 and celebrating its 40th birthday remained almost hidden until its move in 2011 to a purpose-built space at the waterfront. Combining a mix of pioneering international photography and a wealth of past material, Open Eye is a must-visit snapshot on the city’s art map.

Open Eye Gallery Liverpool, Essential Liverpool news and reviews
Open Eye Gallery Liverpool


Tues-Sun during exhibitions: 10:30-17:30


International Slavery Museum


Albert Dock

Liverpool L3 4AQ

International Slavery Museum Liverpool, Essential Liverpool news and reviews
International Slavery Museum Liverpool

This museum isn’t a museum like other museums.  This museum, is a stand apart museum, it isn’t a repository for old things, it is a reminder of how we can never forget, and how much and at the same time, how little has changed.  Current and evocative, The International Slavery Museum has exhibitions from around the world, but doesn’t forget its roots and showcases social issues in Liverpool too.  Emotionally, this can be a tough couple of hours.  Go, learn, remember and enjoy.

Since the International Slavery Museum opened in August 2007 it has welcomed almost 4 million visitors.




Sun – Sat 10:00 – 17:00


Liverpool Central Library


St. James Road

Liverpool L1 7AZ


Liverpool Central Library has evolved into an architectural and technological thing of beauty, a perfect blend of the old gods and the new.  But there’s something that has been left untouched and it is my most favourite place to visit here, the Picton Reading Room, go, bend your knee, and hang your head in shame because you are not worthy.

Liverpool Central Library. Essential Liverpool news and reviews
Liverpool Central Library.


Monday-Friday 09:00-20:00

Saturday 09:00-17:00

Sunday 10:00-17:00



Anglican Cathedral


St. James Road

Liverpool L1 7AZ

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, Essential Liverpool News and Reviews
Liverpool Anglican Cathedral

This one is straight out of left field.  Not because Liverpool Anglican Cathedral is a hidden gem, it isn’t, millions go there.  This is a place you can go to not only when you need peace and quiet, spiritual or otherwise, but also because of the history, architecture and sheer audacity of the place. 


Every Day 08:00 am and 18:00

Main worship Sunday morning 8-12 noon

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