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  • Admission charge - Entry to the museum and all of the events and exhibitions inside are all free.
  • Guide to your visit - A 26 page full colour booklet with floor plans and details of the must-see highlights in each gallery is available for £1 on arrival at the museum.
  • Cloakroom - Coin-operated lockers are available on the ground floor (please bring an old £1 coin, which will be returned after use). We ask that visitors avoid bringing large bags into the museum.
  • Buggy park - Prams and pushchairs can be left on the ground floor.
  • Shop - There is a shop on the ground floor, with a wide selection of souvenirs and gifts including books, postcards and posters.
  • Café - There is a café on the ground floor which serves a selection of hot and cold food and drinks. A children's menu and bottle warming facilities are available.
  • Picnic lunch area - An indoor picnic space is available every day for lunch between 12-2pm, ask a member of staff for details. There is also lots of outdoor seating at the Pier Head nearby, where visitors can eat a picnic on a nice day. Please dispose of rubbish responsibly.
  • Free wifi - Available throughout the museum.
  • Ticketed early years gallery - The Little Liverpool gallery for families with children under six is free but has a limited capacity. Entry is by a timed ticket, pick yours up from the welcome desk on the ground floor on the day of your visit.
  • Free film The Power and the Glory? in the Theatre on the ground floor is a free film that is shown at regular intervals throughout the day. No ticket required.
  • Events and activities - we have a regular programme of free events and activities, details are on the What's on page.
  • Group bookings - If you would like to book a self-guided visit please either complete the  education enquiry form on this website or ring our group bookings team on 0151 478 4788. Further information for teachers is on the Schools and groups page.
  • Photography - Non-commercial photography is usually allowed across the museum, however please check for signs in our special exhibitions when you visit. Please note that neither flash nor tripods can be used. Video cameras or other recording equipment may not be used as filming is prohibited. Anyone wanting to use the venue for location shooting of any kind should contact our press department using this form .
  • Prayer room - available on the first floor.
  • Opinion service - Do you have an object that you would like to know more about? You can meet a curator on the first and third Wednesday of every month between 2-4pm  to ask their opinion. The first Wednesday is for social history objects and the third Wednesday is for archaeological objects. Bring your item or a good photograph of it. Booking essential - ring 0151 478 4063 or email using this contact form.
  • The Portable Antiquities Scheme - A national scheme to encourage the reporting of archaeological objects found by members of the public. You can bring your finds to the museum on the third Wednesday of every month . Booking essential - ring 0151 478 4063 or email using this contact form. For more information about the scheme email Vanessa Oakden, finds liaison officer or ring 0151 478 4259.
  • Donating objects to the collection - National Museums Liverpool's urban history division collects material with a strong connection to Liverpool’s history. If you have an object that you would like to donate to the collection you can find out how to do this on our  object donations  page.