Café and shop

busy museum cafe

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The Waterfront Café

The Waterfront café is situated on the ground floor, accessible from both the museum atrium and outdoor terrace area. Relax and enjoy breakfast, a delicious lunch, a light snack or tea and cakes while taking in the views of the famous Liverpool waterfront, including the 'Three Graces'. 

Choose from a range of hot food made by our in-house chefs using fresh seasonal produce. We also offer a selection of soups, hot and cold snacks, freshly made sandwiches, cakes and pastries, snacks, hot and cold drinks.

A breakfast menu is available 10am-12noon. 

Opening times : Daily 10am - 4.45pm (hot lunches served from 12noon to 3.30pm) 

Contact us : For bookings and enquiries call 0151 478 4085 or complete our online enquiries form |.

We offer :

  • Free Wifi
  • Highchairs
  • Free standing tables and chairs
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Children’s menu
  • Group packages available

Return of the Giants!

During the Giants’ visit the Museum of Liverpool’s ground floor galleries, atrium and shop will be open from 10am until the extended time of 8pm on Saturday 26 July and 10am-5pm on Sunday 27 July.

The Waterfront Café will open for extended hours from 9am-8pm on Saturday and 9am-5pm on Sunday.

The first and second floor galleries will close at 3.30pm on Saturday 26 July and re-open at 1pm on Sunday 27 July.

Merseyside Maritime Museum and the International Slavery Museum in Albert Dock will be open as usual from 10am-5pm all weekend.

The Dazzle Ship will be visible from the area in front of the Museum of Liverpool and when looking across Canning Dock from Merseyside Maritime Museum. The quayside next to the Dazzle Ship will not be accessible over the weekend.

Please note that there will be road closures in the area from Friday 25 until Sunday 27 July, so some bus routes and car parks will be affected.

Please see the Giant Spectacular website| for more information and allow extra time to get to the museum.


shop display

We stock a wide range of gifts, books and souvenirs, whether you have a specialist interest in the museums exhibitions, Liverpool history and culture, or just want to treat yourself or a loved one to a beautiful gift we are sure to have a product to suit. 

A selection of our product range is also available from our online shop |.

All purchases made in our shops and cafés help support National Museums Liverpool.

Corporate hire, private events and weddings

We offer a range of venues and spaces across our museums and galleries which are available for hire. Whether you prefer the stunning backdrop of the World Heritage Liverpool waterfront or Victorian architectural grandeur to host your event our venues are sure to leave a memorable impression.

We are fully accessible and equipped with state of the art facilities, able to accommodate up to 600 people for corporate conferences, dinners, weddings, drinks receptions. Please contact our events team for more details on 0151 478 4780 or email us at |.

See our corporate hire pages for more information .