Just two to three hundred yards away are some of the finest museums and galleries in the United Kingdom. Liverpool’s World Museum in William Brown Street is the largest in the country outside of London and is open daily, offering free admission to five floors of exhibits including artefacts from ancient Rome, Greece and Egypt. It is great for the kids with a number of interactive displays.
A near neighbour is the Walker Art Gallery, benefacted to Liverpool in the 1870s by brewer Andrew Barclay Walker. This is one of the most important art collections outside of London and free to enter. Paintings on display include And When Did You Last See Your Father by William Frederick Yeames, depicting a boy being questioned during the English Civil War.
St George’s Hall on Lime Street is a fine example of Neoclassical architecture that was described as worthy of ancient Athens by Queen Victoria. Opened in 1854 as a concert hall and reading rooms, it was also home to the city’s principal law courts in 1984. The hall’s heritage centre has no charge and allows you to go into the Victorian courtroom, cells and also take a look at magnificent architecture of the grand hall.