Want to experience contemporary British art in a historic setting? Head to ‘Tate of the North’, Tate Liverpool, housed in a disused warehouse at the city’s Albert Dock. Here you can see Marcel Duchamp’s famous piece, ‘Fountain’, along with works by David Hockney and many renowned artists.
2. FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology)
FACT is a leading media arts centre, based in the centre of Liverpool, which offers a programme of exhibitions, film and participant-led art projects. The award-winning FACT building is home to three galleries (showing four exhibitions per year), a cool café and bar, and three state-of-the-art film screens (including intimate sofa-seated The Box), programmed by Picturehouse at FACT and showing the best in independent and mainstream film.
3. Beatles Story
A great place to start your musical pilgrimage of Liverpool is at The Beatles Story, situated at city’s historic Albert Dock, an award-winning museum that takes you on a journey through the lives, times, culture and music of the Fab Four.
4. Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse
See the best in cutting edge theatre, newly commissioned plays and live music at the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse. The Everyman is located between Liverpool’s two famous cathedrals, and is a beautiful intimate theatre space.
5. Walker Gallery
Renaissance masterpieces, Tudor portraits and one of the most impressive collections of Victorian and Pre-Raphaelite art in the country are what make the Walker Gallery one of the finest galleries in Europe. Expect work by Rembrandt, Turner, Rossetti, Monet and Hockney among many others.