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Pier Head

Pier Head

The focal point of Liverpool’s waterfront, the Pier Head is a stunning collection of some of the most iconic buildings in the city.

Forming part of the Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City UNESCO World Heritage Site, it’s one of the most famous skylines in the world and a definite must see for visitors.

Pier Head is the home of the Three Graces, a striking trio of buildings which include the Royal Liver Building, the Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building. These iconic buildings play a huge part in the history of the city and have helped to shape the city and make it what it is today.

The Pier Head is home to some of the city’s most exciting events and festivals including the three month ‘The Village Liverpool’ festival which is the first of its kind in the UK.

Another incredible building which adds to the cities fabulous waterfront skyline is The Museum of Liverpool, a striking building which is the world’s first national museum devoted entirely to the history of a regional city. Just a few minutes’ walk away is the famous Albert Dock which features a number of restaurants, bars, museums and galleries.

With amazing views of the River Mersey and the Wirral, there is plenty to see and do at Liverpool’s beautiful Pier Head.

Museums

Museum of Liverpool

The Museum of Liverpool, which is situated in front of the Three Graces, is the largest newly-built national museum in Britain for over a century and a must visit for those who want to learn more about our great city. The highly interactive museum is fantastic for children and adults alike making it well worth a visit for all of the family.

Entry to the museum is free and there is furthermore a delicious café on the ground floor which boasts incredible views of the waterfront and the Wirral.

Three Graces

Liverpool's Three Graces on the Pier Head

The iconic Three Graces are a must see for all visitors to the city of Liverpool.

For almost a century these three spectacular buildings have defined Liverpool, ensuring the waterfront received World Heritage status in 2004.

The three buildings which make up the graces include; The Port of Liverpool Building, the Cunard Building and the Royal Liver Building.

The Port of Liverpool Building, which is Grade II* listed was the first of the graces to be built and opened in 1907 as the headquarters of the Mersey Docks.

The Royal Liver Building is a Grade I listed building which was opened in 1911 as the home of the Royal Liver Friendly Society, to this day their headquarters are still housed here today. The impressive building is topped by two clock towers where the iconic Liver Birds take their place, guarding the city.

The third grace is the Grade II* Cunard Building, which was the last building to be built and opened in 1917, 10 years after the Royal Liver Building. Opened as the headquarters of the Cunard Steamship Company, The Cunard Building continues to play an important role in the city housing a number of private and public sector companies.

Ferry ‘cross the Mersey

Ferry 'cross the Mersey

A ferry trip across the Mersey is a must do for all Liverpool visitors.

A daily River Cruise Explore runs all year round is a fantastic way to see Liverpool’s world-famous waterfront from a distance.

The Dazzle Ferry is the most colourful attraction on the Mersey. The specially commissioned ship was designed by Sir Peter Blake as part of the First World War commemorations and is a star attraction on the river and the only dazzle ship in the UK.