Located just across the river from Liverpool, Birkenhead is a town located on the Wirral Peninsula. There are many things to do in this historical town, so why not make the trip if you’re in the area. If you need a bit of help finding the most popular attractions, here is a list of the 10 best things to do on your trip to Birkenhead, UK.
1. Wirral Transport Museum
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Did you know that the very first tram was created in Birkenhead by George Francis Train in 1860? You can learn even more about Birkenhead’s history of transportation at the Wirral Transport Museum. The location of the museum has lots of history, as well. In the 1890s, it was used as a horse stable, until the 1950s when it became Birkenhead Brewery. After production was halted in 1983, construction began in order to transform it into the Wirral Transport Museum we know today. Finally, in 1995, it opened its doors to the public.
Wirral Transport Museum
Address: 1 Taylor St, Birkenhead CH41 1BG, UK
Website: Wirral Transport Museum
2. The Birkenhead Tramways
Birkenhead also has nine historical trams that have been restored and put to use in the city. Many of the trams date back to the 1920s and look as good as new. The tram fare is 2 GBP (2.63 USD) for adults and 1 GBP (1.31 USD) for children. Be sure to search the website to see timetables for specific trams.
The Birkenhead Tramways
Address: 1 Taylor St, Birkenhead CH41 1BG, UK
Website: The Birkenhead Tramways
3. Birkenhead Park
Known as the first publicly funded park in the world, Birkenhead Park was one of the first green areas for respite during the Industrial Revolution. This park also helped to inspire the creation of Central Park in New York, which is also very famous for being a natural oasis in the middle of an urban city.
Birkenhead Park was renovated in 2004 in an effort to restore its beauty. After the improvements, the park continues to be a historical gem.
Address: Park Dr, Birkenhead CH41 4HY, UK
Website: Birkenhead Park
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4. The Birkenhead Priory
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The Birkenhead Priory consists of the Chapter House, the Undercroft, and St. Mary’s Church. St. Mary’s Church, the first parish church in Birkenhead, is no longer standing, but you can still see its tower and spire. Guests can climb the 101 stairs to the top to see a memorial for the men lost in the HMS Thetis submarine disaster of 1939.
Along with St. Mary’s tower, the Chapter House is also open for visitors, It now serves as a Church of England chapel, where there are church services, baptisms, weddings, and funerals. After a visit to the Chapter House, be sure to check out the small medieval museum at the Undercroft.
The Birkenhead Priory
Address: Priory Street, Birkenhead, Wirral, Merseyside, CH41 5JH
Website: The Birkenhead Priory
5. Williamson Art Gallery and Museum
Located in the village of Oxton, near the center of Birkenhead, Williamson Art Gallery and Museum is a cultural venue that has various art exhibits and events. Visitors to the gallery have the opportunity to see collections of ceramics, sculptures, paintings, and more.
There are also educational workshops for children in primary and secondary school. To book a group tour or an educational visit, feel free to call them to make a reservation.
Williamson Art Gallery and Museum
Address: Slatey Road, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH43 4UE
Website: Williamson Art Gallery and Museum
6. Lady Lever Art Gallery
Lady Lever Art Gallery was founded by William Hesketh Lever in memory of his late wife, Elizabeth. Some of the works in the gallery are from his personal collection and others are from around the world. In total, there are around 12,000 works here, including Chinese ceramics, Wedgewood Jasperware, and Pre-Raphaelite paintings. Their most recent exhibitions include photos of British model June Duncan’s 1950s fashion, as well as the furniture collection of Lord Leverhulme.
Lady Lever Art Gallery
Address: Port Sunlight Village, Wirral, CH62 5EQ, England
Website: Lady Lever Art Gallery
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Families with children will love the Spaceport Planetarium. With so many exhibitions and hands-on workshops, children will be occupied for the entire day. With affordable pricing, this attraction is both educational and fun. For more information regarding their group tour prices and school visits, be sure to visit their website.
Address: Seacombe Ferry Terminal, Victoria Place, Seacombe, Wallasey, Wirral, CH44 6QY
8. Victoria Park
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Open 24 hours a day, enjoy the beauty of Victoria Park at any time. Sit back and relax in the enclosed community garden, exercise on the fitness trail, or play a game of cricket at the Victoria Park Cricket Club. With stunning views of the Mersey River and Liverpool, it is a wonderful destination for couples and families with children.
Address: Bebington Road, Rock Ferry, Wirral, CH62 6PU
Website: Victoria Park
9. Claremont Farm
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Claremont Farm has been opening its doors for the Pick Your Own Festival for over 40 years. Visitors to the farm get to choose from the freshest strawberries, raspberries, tayberries, red and black currants, and green, red, and golden gooseberries. The season usually lasts from mid-June to the end of July, so make sure to visit Claremont Farm before its over!
Address: Old Clatterbridge Road, Bebington, Wirral, CH63 4JB
Website: Claremont Farm
10. Amorini Antiques Centre
Trade your antiques or browse the interesting items in the shop at the Amorini Antiques Centre. From artwork to books, you will find many unique pieces that you can’t find anywhere else. This antiques centre is also a place to buy gifts, such as housewares, candles, and greeting cards to be used as souvenirs for friends back home.
Amorini Antiques Centre
Address: 1 Hamilton Street, Birkenhead, Wirral, Merseyside, CH41 6DJ
Website: Amorini Antiques Centre
Get to know Birkenhead
Many people are familiar with the famous city, Liverpool, but never cross the river. Birkenhead also has a rich history and many attractions for visitors of all ages. On your next trip, take the plunge and get to know some of the most notable areas in town. You’ll be pleasantly surprised!
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