Attending the Federation’s conference is what we know will draw you to Liverpool, and we are confident that the line-up of inspiring speakers and thought-provoking presentations will be what keeps you at the conference centre from 25th to 27th October.
But the 84th conference is being held in one of the most vibrant cities in the UK. Liverpool has world-class tourist attractions, with more museums and galleries anywhere outside of London. The city is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and is known worldwide as the birthplace of The Beatles.
This year Liverpool celebrates the 10th anniversary of its award as European City of Culture with a year-long programme of activities.
Below are just a few of the many attractions that Liverpool has to offer. So why not add a day or two to your stay in Liverpool and go explore.
On now until the 28th October 2018, the World Museum will be exhibiting over 180 artefacts from China, including the Terracotta Warriors.
Pre-booking is advisable – see News for further information.
There has been some confusion regarding the venue for the Terracotta Warriors. This exhibition is being staged in the World Museum, which is situated in William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EN, quite some distance (approximately 15 minute walk) from the Museum of Liverpool (New Museum), near the Waterfront.
As you would imagine – Beatles fans are rather well catered for, with a wealth of things to see and do. Why not sign up for the Magical Mystery Tour, visiting places like Strawberry Fields and Penny Lane – yes they are actual places. You can visit the Cavern Club, where it all started – it is still the heart of Liverpool’s music scene – the Beatles Story exhibition, or take a Beatles Fab Four taxi tour. You can even eat in Blake’s Restaurant at The Hard Days Night hotel, named after the celebrated pop artist, Sir Peter Blake, who created the iconic artwork for the Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover. The restaurant boasts wall-to-wall original Beatles’ artwork including a centrepiece display of 60 images of icons for the albums.
The International Slavery Museum opened on 23 August 2007 – international Slavery Remembrance Day . The date was also significant because 2007 was the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade in Britain, and the city of Liverpool’s 800th birthday.
Since its opening at the spectacular Grade I listed Albert Dock in 1988, Tate Liverpool has become one of the most visited art galleries outside of London. Bringing together artworks from all over the world, Tate Liverpool prides itself on staging an ever-evolving programme of unique and incredible collections.
Home to outstanding works by Rubens, Rembrandt, Poussin, Gainsborough and Hogarth, the Walker Art Gallery is one of the finest art galleries in Europe.
Located on Liverpool’s incredible World Heritage Site waterfront, the Albert Dock structure features the largest collection of Grade 1 listed buildings in the whole country.
The Museum of Liverpool is the world’s first national museum devoted to the history of a regional city, and the largest newly-built museum in Britain for more than a century.
A place of worship and an architectural treasure. The Cathedral is 207 yards long (189 metres) making it the longest cathedral in the world. It also has the world’s highest Gothic arches and a viewing tower.
The Anglican cathedral is one of two cathedrals in the city.
A unique behind the scenes tour, including viewing the Control Room in operation. Go beneath the city and walk under the Tunnel road surface. See the giant ventilation fans working and witness an engineering masterpiece first hand.The tour takes approximately 2-3 hours and is held on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday evening at 5pm and Saturday mornings at 10am. The admission fee is £6.00. For groups of 10 or more or educational groups, tours can be arranged at other times outside of our normal tour times.
Please note that there are many steps to walk up and down and that some areas can be a bit dirty and cold so please wear suitable clothing and footwear.