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Cultural day out

Take a stroll around the jewel of Liverpool’s UNESCO designated World Heritage Site and enjoy spectacular views across Albert Dock: the largest group of Grade I listed buildings in Britain.

Designed by the engineer and architect Jesse Hartley, Albert Dock was officially opened on 30 July 1846 by Prince Albert – following extensive refurbishment in the 1980s, the Dock has become home to award-winning visitor attractions, bars, restaurants and gift shops.

Start your Cultural Day Out with a tour of Tate Liverpool, home to the National Collection of Modern Art in the North of England.

The Tate regularly hosts special exhibitions of work by celebrated modern masters, including Monet, Magritte, Klimt and most recently, Andy Warhol.

Free gallery tours are available daily, plus a range of workshops, talks and special events.

Enjoy light lunch and beautiful Dock views at Albert Dock’s specialist wine bar and shop, Vinea.

Latin for ‘vineyard’, Vinea specialises in a diverse range of specially selected wines from independent vineyards across the globe.

Try a walk-in wine tasting where their friendly, trained staff talk you through wines from around the world and help you to match wine to special meals or occasions, or book yourself on a course to earn a professional Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) wine tasting qualification.

After lunch, visit Liverpool’s International Slavery Museum on the third floor of the Merseyside Maritime Museum, and learn about the role Liverpool played in the international slave trade.

The museum houses both permanent and temporary exhibitions, providing a thought-provoking look at the impact and legacy of the slave trade.

You can sample culture of a uniquely Liverpool flavour at the Beatles Story. Housed in the Britannia Pavilion, the exhibition offers a complete study of the Fab Four from first meetings to worldwide stardom.

No other exhibition offers such a detailed view of their music careers, both together and solo. At the end of your tour, have a look through the array of Beatles gifts in the Fab Four Store tofind a souvenir or gift from your trip.

If you’re ready to eat again – or put your feet up and have a quiet drink as the sun sets – we’ve got a huge range of restaurants and cafés, bars and bistros.

There’s no doubt that one will take your fancy on your travels…!

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