World Museum, Liverpool

World Museum, Liverpool

Top Tourist Attractions

World Museum is a large museum in Liverpool, England which has extensive collections covering archaeology, ethnology and the natural and physical sciences. Special attractions include the Natural History Centre and a planetarium. Entry to the museum is free. The museum is part of National Museums Liverpool. 

World Museum, Liverpool

Among the museums and galleries administered by National Museums Liverpool, the World Museum is the most established. In its original location in Liverpool's Ropeworks sector, it first opened its doors on March 8, 1853, and it transferred to a new location on William Brown Street in 1860. Since then, it has grown into one of the great museums of the British areas, with exhibits and displays encompassing the fields of biological sciences, environmental science, and human civilizations from all corners of the globe.

The World Museum features substantial holdings in ethnology, archaeology, the natural and physical sciences, and other disciplines. Astrophysics, Time, Space, Human History, and Natural History are some of the most important display areas in the World Museum, Liverpool.

You may easily spend an entire afternoon exploring the exhibits on its five floors of exhibits at the World Museum. Take a trip to the planetarium to get a close-up look at the moon to start your day off right! Owing to state-of-the-art digital projection technology, you'll be swept away from your comfy seat and transported around the solar system.

Aquatic species from all over the world can be found in this aquarium.  Find a variety of species from mangrove environments, including scorpionfish and clownfish, in vibrant colours. You may see many of the local species that dwell along the Liverpool coastline at the aquarium, such as the thornback ray and plaice. Through microscopes, students may closely look at the sea life in a learning institution.

Visit the world museum at Liverpool to see unique fossil specimens, historical relics from the Egyptian era, and giant dinosaur skeleton castings, among other things. The fifth floor has a meteorite from Mars that landed in Africa during the 1960s, discovered by coincidence.

The Bug House, a highlight of the museum's programme for younger children, is sure to be a hit with them. Learn about spiders, beetles, and scorpions from worldwide by getting up close with them!

Cars and public transportation are both available to get you to the World Museum, which is located in the heart of Liverpool. Parking is available behind the museum, and it is pay and display. A free entry ticket to the World Museum is valid on all days except Christmas Eve and New Year's Day.

World Museum Tour

  • Stela of Nesshutefnut

A lavishly decorated hardwood stela erected on two plinths and painted in pink, blue, red, green, and black is known as the "Stela of Nesshutefnut." Two images of Anubis dressed as a jackal are shown in the stela's top part. The deceased, Nesshutefnut, is depicted in the middle third of the stela, offering a sacrifice to seven deities present on the right side of the composition.

The Discovery of a rock-cut tomb in Hissayeh, Upper Egypt, yielded the discovery of the so-called "Stela of Nesshutefnut." In the same tomb, they found Nesshutefnut's mummy and coffin.

  • Stela of Hotep and Khnumu

Six rows of exquisitely carved hieroglyphs may be found on this 4,000year-old "Stela of Hotep and Khnumu," which has survived in its whole. The names of two brothers, Hotep and Khnumu, are given in the text, and both are identified as stewards. The text also includes the names of their mother and grandfather.

An image of three men strolling is depicted on the register at the bottom of the stela, each holding a walking cane in their right hand and a kherep-sceptre in their left. Egyptian sceptres were distinguished by the different powers that they represented. The kherep depicted here was most likely a representation of their position. Khnumu and Hotep are two males depicted, while an ancestor with a short beard occupies the centre position.