Tour Liverpool From Home

Tour Liverpool From Home

Friday 3 April 2020

With life being very different for many people at the moment, many of us are in need of fun ideas for entertainment and ways to help us stay connected to the outside world while spending more time at home.

Thankfully, with the help of technology, you can explore the city of Liverpool from the comfort of your own home. We’ve compiled a list of virtual tours of some of our favourite locations around our beloved city, allowing you to get a taste of the local sights and even learn about their history and significance. So whether you’re in the heart of the city and missing the action outside your front door, you’re far away and pining for your hometown or you just want to find out more about this fabled location, you can.

The Pier Head: Three Graces

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From Paradise Street, you can then proceed to enjoy the sights of one of the most beautiful skylines you’ll find in the UK, the Liverpool Pier Head. It consists of the Three Graces on the Pier Head, the Royal Liver Building, the Cunard Building, the Port of Liverpool Building, and the Museum of Liverpool. These three majestic buildings are proud emblems of Liverpool’s commercial prowess – past and present.

Check out the details of the two Liver Birds on top of the Royal Liverpool Building. When we’re all able to venture out again, try to count how many times you catch sight of this proud emblem on the streets of the city.

Merseyside Maritime Museum

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Not too far away from the Pier Head, you can discover Liverpool’s rich seafaring history with a virtual tour of Merseyside Maritime Museum situated on the iconic Royal Albert Dock.
We encourage you to visit the museum when it reopens to see the fascinating collections up close and personal. On your visit, you’ll find ship models, paintings, prints, drawings, and archival material that provided the foundations of not just the city’s but Britain’s imperial, commercial and social history as we know it.

St George’s Hall

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St George’s Hall is one of the city’s prized possessions and sits proudly across the road from Lime Street Station. The virtual tour allows you to admire the exterior of this 500-seat grand hall, which was originally built for musical events and was a vision brought to life by young Harvey Londsdale Elmes, taking inspiration from Greek-Roman buildings.

This majestic Grade I listed neoclassical building was built back in 1841, standing 169 ft long and 74 ft wide and houses a world renowned concert organ, with recitals still taking place to this day. Inside the building, you would be able to admire the barrel vaulted ceiling and the well preserved encaustic tiled Minton Floor. This is a location to put in your books to visit when things get back to normal.

When social occasions get back to normal, it’s good to keep this beautiful and relaxing location in mind for a picnic or an afternoon walk.

Walker Art Gallery

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Just across from St John’s Ornamental and Memorial Garden is the Walker Art Gallery, also promoted as “the National Gallery of the North”. It was built between 1873 and 1877 by Andrew Barclay Walker, a brewer. With this virtual tour, you will be able to explore this 200 year-old museum and its history.

You can plan a visit to the Walker Art Gallery in the future to admire the impressive collection of historic British and European art, dating all the way back to the 1300s.

Liverpool’s Chinatown

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The Chinese Arch in Liverpool is the largest of its kind outside of China and is home to the oldest Chinese community in Liverpool. The Arch was assembled in 2000 and stands at 13.5 metres and 44 feet tall in a specific placement in accordance with the principles of Feng Shui. When browsing the virtual tour, you can see the two bronze lions ‘protecting’ the arch and the 200 dragons and five roofs featured on the impressive arch.

Later in the year, why not visit the arch and admire the history, community and culture introduced to Liverpool many years ago?

Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT)

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While many of Liverpool’s buildings and locations are significant to the city’s history, Liverpool’s FACT brings exciting new media art to the scene. The organisation curates and exhibits the work of independent creators in film, art and creative technology, as its name suggests. Through the virtual tour, you will be able to see the space and how it has accommodated for the adventurous appetite of locals and tourists alike within the city.

FACT was established as an organisation passionate about video and new media art. Once the space reopens for the public, you should check out the exhibitions and independent films it hosts.

Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

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The Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, a Grade II listed building, is officially known as the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King and is affectionately nicknamed ‘Paddy’s Wigwam’ by locals. Situated in the heart of Liverpool, architect Frederick Gibberd’s winning design was brought to life in 1967. The unique design allows a congregation of 2,000 people to be able to see the altar at once.

When the church reopens, you can soak up the stories of this cathedral by taking a guided tour.

Dinosaurs Unleashed

Another fantastic piece of Liverpool you can bring into your home is Liverpool ONE’s new augmented reality app, Dinosaurs Unleashed. Based on 2019’s popular game, Liverpool ONE have adapted the app to be played from the comfort of your own home. You can hatch, feed and battle dinosaurs by seeking out and scanning markers on the Liverpool ONE website.

The app launches on 9 April 2020. Visit Dinosaurs Unleashed for more details.

Staying at home and keeping ourselves occupied can sometimes be a challenge, however, with the help of technology, we can explore and learn about the wonderful city of Liverpool without going out. This is just a handful of locations that offer virtual tours.

Have you got any suggestions of your own? If you do, share them and tag @Liverpool_OneOffical on Instagram or @LiverpoolONEOfficialPage on Facebook using #VirtualTourLiverpool.

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