Attractions at Pier Head

A stunning new addition to the Liverpool Waterfront, the Museum of Liverpool tells the compelling story of Liverpool and its people. Meet the heroes and heroines, trailblazers and pioneers of this remarkable city. Free admission, open daily 10am - 5pm.

The Royal Liver Building is known as one of the "Three Graces" on Liverpool's historic waterfront and home to the City's Liver Birds. Constructed in 1911 and designed by Walter Aubrey Thomas the building at the time was called "radical" and far "too advanced" for its time, some even said it could not be built. 100 years later no one could have predicted its role in the City's development. The building comprises 10 floors of office space totalling circa 328,000 sq.ft with offices available from 500 sq.ft to full floors of 29,000 sq.ft.

The building offers a full range of conference facilities accommodating small meetings to larger conferences. Also available is the former 9th Floor Royal Liver Assurance executive boardroom which can be booked for more formal meetings.

The Cunard Building was the last of the "Three Graces" to be built. It sits on the site of the Georges Dock and is therefore wider on the inland facade than at the Waterfront. Construction began in June 1913 and was completed in 1915 by Willink and Thicknesse of Liverpool. It is built in the Italian Palazzo style inspired by the Farnese Palace in Rome. The building totals 212,546 sq.ft of lettable space with accommodation ranging from 250 sq.ft to 35,000 sq.ft.

The building also offers the Queen Mary Conference suite which can offer a lecture theatre style facility and more conventional meeting room arrangements.

'The Lounges' are informal, neighbourhood food led cafe/bars open all-day everyday where families, friends, and locals can come for a coffee, a drink, or something to eat in a relaxed comfortable environment. The Lounge menu offers a wide range of dishes including an extensive brunch menu, a selection of proper-job burgers, a great selection of tapas, and also a vegan and gluten free menu. There is an extensive selection of coffee/tea, cakes and pastries, smoothies and fresh juice, and a selection of wines, draught beers & cocktails.
We've got a variety of board games available for either children or adults, and daily newspapers to read. Think of us as your home-from-home!

Completed in 1907, The Port of Liverpool Building was erected as the head office of the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board. It was designed by Briggs, Wolstenholme and Thorneley following an architectural competition in 1901. It is a monumental structure in the Edwardian Baroque style with pediments and tall lantern towers. £15M has recently been spent on The Port of Liverpool Building by commercial landlords Downing - the largest privately-funded refurbishment of a listed building - with significant improvements from the roof to the basement. The iconic dome has been returned to its former glory, with its inner glass and marble cleaned and restored for the first time since the building was damaged in the Blitz.

In addition to works to the common parts, Downing are on target to bring further newly refurbished office suites to the market - fantastic open plan offices that complement the architectural features and meet needs of modern occupiers (optional comfort cooling, raised floors, LG7 lighting, DDA compliant etc.).  Suites from 150 sq ft upwards available on very flexible terms.

Downing have delivered on our promise to restore the building to its rightful place as one of Liverpool's premiere office buildings - it is the newly polished jewel in the crown of Liverpool's World Heritage Waterfront and one of the city's most prestigious addresses.

Located in the Mersey Ferries terminal is the Beatles Story Pier Head, home to our special exhibitions (currently 'Elvis & Us'), state of the art 4D cinema and Hidden Gallery.

Founded in 1977 Open Eye Gallery is an independent not-for-profit photography gallery Open Eye  has consistently championed photography as an art form that is relevant to everyone. With a regular changing programme of exhibitions the gallery provides entertaining opportunities to experience and appreciate distinctive, innovative photographs. The Gallery moved to a brand new purpose-built home in November 2011 in one of the city's most prestigious and prominent new developments on the Liverpool Waterfront.

Situated in the Cunard Building on Liverpool Waterfront Underwater Street is a unique venue for families of children aged 2-10 years. It's all about good old fashioned hands-on play, stimulating the little-ones' imaginations and providing adults the opportunity to join in or sit back and watch from the centrally located cafe.

Six exciting zones, three craft tables and themed activities such as the spy trail ensure a fun-filled day for all visitors. Highlights include the climbing wall, the real car to paint, the giant bubble area and Imagination Village where children can dress up and go to work in our shops. 

A modern pan Asian restaurant, cocktail bar and lounge enjoying a privileged position overlooking the vibrant waterfront at Pier Head.  Matou provides the ultimate in fine dining merging dishes from the Far East including Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Japan, China with a tempting selection of signature fusion dishes.

A world famous ferry...THE way to see Liverpool. Hop aboard one of the daily River Explorer Cruises for stunning views, fascinating history and unlimited sea air. Enjoy the spectacular sights of the UNESCO World Heritage waterfront from the deck of a Mersey Ferry.

Hamiltons is the place to go for Illy coffee, great light bites and a relaxed friendly atmosphere.  Don't go hungry! Treat yourself to a Hamiltons coffee, sandwich and cake.

Come and see a fascinating insight into the history of Liverpool!
A Queensway Tunnel Tour takes you on a unique behind the scenes look at one of the famous Mersey Tunnels. As well as learning about the construction of the tunnel, visiting the control room and walking under the road surface, you will be able to find out why the tunnels are so unique that they have featured in several Hollywood movies!

Tours last 2/3 hours and take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 5pm, and Saturday mornings at 10am at a cost of £5 per person.

Unfortunately, only children over 10 years of age are allowed on the tour, with a maximum of two children per adult.

You must book your tour in advance. Ring: 0151 330 4504
Email: tours@merseytravel.gov.uk

RIBA Liverpool City Tours tell the story of Liverpool past, present and future and highlight key buildings and spaces that form the contemporary city landscape, its characters, its commerce and its culture.

Situated in a stunning location, boasting fantastic views of the Liverpool Waterfront, Three Graces and Museum of Liverpool, the world's most recognisable coffee brand has arrived at The Pier Head.

A trip along the Liverpool Canal Link rewards visitors with easy access to one of Britain's most cosmopolitan and dynamic cities.
 
Following a £22 million facelift, the canal link opened to boats in April 2009 and extends from Stanley Dock Lock Flight on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal via Albert Dock to the South Docks. This stretch of canal travels along the city's historic waterfront passing museums, restaurants and  galleries making it a great option for a family day out. The canal also passes many listed buildings on its route into Liverpool including the photogenic Three Graces.  To book a passage on the link please 01942 405700