Merseyside Visitor Attractions
Merseyside Tourist and Visitor Information with links to heritage, nature and tourist attractions, many with brief details of disabled access. Along with the attractions listed on this page you may also find places of interest on the Merseyside Heritage and Nature pages. We suggest that you also visit the pages for the neighbouring counties to see what else there is in the area.
We support 'Accessible Countryside for Everyone' in providing a brief guide as to the disabled access / facilities for the sites listed, where we have them.
Albert Dock - Liverpool - part of Liverpool's UNESCO designated World Heritage Site, opened in 1846 and remained a fully working dock until closing in 1972. Today houses the largest collection of Grade I listed buildings in the United Kingdom and is home to award winning visitor attractions including the Beatles Story, International Slavery Museum, Merseyside Maritime Museum and Tate Liverpool - Albert Docks is accessible both inside the quay and exterior walkways, The Colonnades has an accessible toilet and baby changing facilities
British Lawnmower Museum - Southport - one of the Worlds leading authorities on vintage lawnmowers and are now specialists in antique garden machinery,
take a guided tour, in this Unique National collection are names such as Rolls Royce, Royal Enfield, Vincent, Dennis, Hawker Sidley, Perkins Diesel, British Leyland, Fraser Nash and many more - we have no accessibility info on this site
Bubbles World of Play - New Brighton - Indoor Play Areas in the UK for 0 – 11 year olds, large baby sensory area, toddler play frame and open space - Accessible toilets, lift is available for wheelchair access to the 1st floor, hearing loop available at the admission counter, out of hours sessions fortnightly for children 0 -11 years old who require additional assistance navigating around our play areas
Knowsley Safari Park - over 750 fascinating animals including birds of prey, 5-mile wild animal safari drive, restaurant, coffee house - accessible toilets, baby changing. "The walk around area is on one level with ramped access at all kerbs. A wheelchair is also available for loan from the restaurant All viewing areas are accessible by wheelchairs and pushchairs, with the exception of the giraffe platform"
Lady Lever Art Gallery - Port Sunlight - collections of fine and decorative art, including many world famous Pre-Raphaelite artworks alongside beautiful Chinese ceramics and Wedgwood jasperware, exhibitions, activity rooms, café and shop - rated the fifth most accessible tourist destination in the UK, in the Vitalise Accessible UK Tourism Report 2014. video with audio, captions and signed in British Sign Language, wheelchair accessible toilet in the basement towards the back of the café (reached via a lift from the ground floor) The Gallery has signed up to the Autism Charter, through Autism Together and the Connect to Autism scheme.
Liverpool Football Club - Liverpool - Stadium Tours, interactive museum and Boot Room Sports Cafe - we have no accessibility info on this site
Merseyside Maritime Museum - Liverpool - 3 floors of galleries and exhibits including the Border Force national museum, Emigrants to a New World, Battle of the Atlantic, Lusitania, Life at Sea, Art and the sea, Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, International Slavery Museum and more. Two historic vessels are kept in dry dock opposite the museum - ramped access, lift to all floors. "Unfortunately the museum ships, the Piermaster's House and some interactives in the Life at sea gallery on the first floor are inaccessible to wheelchair users", autism-friendly gallery guide, standard accessible toilets and a "Changing Places" toilet on the second floor of the museum
Museum of Liverpool - 3 floors of galleries include The Great Port, Global City, Liverpool Overhead Railway, City Soldiers, Wondrous Place, theatre, cafe, shop - The main entrance is flat, there are automatic doors and there are lifts to all floors, wheelchairs are available to borrow, A Braille guide is available. British Sign Language interpretation and subtitles are available for most films. Baby changing facilities, accessible toilets are available on all floors plus a "Changing Places" toilet facility
Port Sunlight Museum and Garden Village - Wirral - Port Sunlight was created by William Hesketh Lever (later Viscount Leverhulme) for his Sunlight soap factory workers in 1888, The village is set in 130 acres of what can only be described as beautifully maintained parkland with a mature treescape. Approximately 900 houses have been built along with some larger "principal" buildings. Nearly every building in the village is Grade II listed. Offering state-of-the-art audio-visuals, tablets, listening consoles and interactives, the museum tells the story of past village social history through a time-line of facts and fascinating film footage, giving an in-sight into characters who lived and worked in Port Sunlight - Port Sunlight Museum is fully accessible to all visitors, including wheelchair users and families with buggies. Baby-changing facilities and an accessable toilet are also available. ea Room are located on the first floor and can be accessed by stairs or lift.
Spaceport - interactive learning about space and science, exploring the galaxy and beyond in the downstairs exhibition, head upstairs to learn about the influence of science in space, Explore the wonders of the tropical night sky in ‘The Observatory’, a 360o space dome show that lasts approximately 25 minutes - Spaceport is fully accessible with the exception of the ‘Space Explorer’ simulator ride, accessible toilets, two lifts
Tate Liverpool - Albert Dock, Liverpool - British and international modern and contemporary art, exhibitions, events, Clore Learning Centre (free space designed just for families), café and shop - adapted toilets (Changing Places toilets are located locally on the Albert Dock and in Liverpool One), baby care rooms, two standard passenger lifts which have a visual floor indicator, Braille markings and an audible announcer, Foyer, Group reception room and Auditorium are fitted with a hearing loops, All leaflets are available in Braille, large print and audio (personal stereos are available on request)
The U-boat Story - exhibition’s interactive and audio-visual exhibits into life on board a submarine during wartime, and the enduring mystery of U-534 - The U-boat exhibition is fully accessible, accessible toilets, ramp to outside area
Wirral Tramway & Wirral Transport Museum - Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society - home to other modes of transport as well as heritage tram cars, buses from Birkenhead, Wallasey and Crosville, classic cars, classic motorcycles, mopeds, bicycles and a large model railway - we have no accessibility info on this site