1. The Beatles Story

The Beatles were arguably the most famous band in the World.  And where were they originally from??  You guessed it! Liverpool.  

This particular attraction is based down on the docks, (which also has loads of other stuff to do), and “will transport you on an exciting and atmospheric journey into the life, times, culture and music of the Beatles”.

The costs of tickets online are £11.50


2. Shiverspool Ghost Tours

Shiverspool Ghost Tours are promising to scare with their ‘historically correct’ and terrifying ghost tour.  Basically, after you’ve booked your tickets (or pay once you get there), you can have a couple of drinks (maybe to calm those nerves) before being taken around the scariest hotspots in Liverpool.  There are usually two storytellers, who are usually dressed for the occassion, and they take you around the streets...in the dark.  The tour is brilliantly set up, with scary suprises along the way! If you live in Liverpool, you MUST do this.

Tickets: Tickets are around £9 but are well worth the spend!!


3. World Museum Liverpool

The World Museum has an interesting collection of artifacts from China,Tibet,Nigeria,Benin,and New Guinea(World Cultures),a fine exhibit on the jungles of the world,and when I visited yesterday a splendid musical exhibit,The Beat Goes On emphasizing the Beatles and Gerry and The Pacemakers(until November,2009).Like most Liverpool museums,it is free.So get attuned to this nice eclectic museum.

Entry to the museum is also FREE!!


4. International Slavery Museum

This museum gives an in-depth view of the slave-trade, the greatest force of migration in history.  The information is all about the enslavement of Africans and the intentions of the museum are to create a better understanding of transatlantic slavery and its impact!  Their aim is to address ignorance and misunderstanding by looking at the deep and permanent impact of slavery and the slave trade on Africa, South America, the USA, the Caribbean and Western Europe.  Again, entry is FREE.


5. Acorn Venture Farm

If you’re more in the mood for something light hearted, maybe this is more your cup of tea.  Acron Venture Farm offers free admission and features: a wide variety of animals, free pony-rides, woodland hiking trails, children’s playground and a picnic area.  So it might sound a little childish, but when you’re a student, something like this could really lift your day, especially seeing as it’s all for free!!  It’s something you would probably do in a group!


6. Liverpool Mersey Ferries

Fancy something different?  Liverpool Mersey Ferries tours are approximately an hour or so long.  The ferry also stops at Seacombe where there is a small Aquarium, an indoor space themed children's play area with cafe and the £10million new Space Themed visitor attraction Spaceport containing a state of the art planetarium show and s simulator along with lots of science interactives. Alternatively you can stop at Woodside which has a cafe with probably the best views of the Liverpool waterfront with a Tourist Information Centre at the terminal providing information on other local attractions.  Admission is only £3.50!!


7. Knowsley Safari Park

For full time students (who provide their NUS card) admission is only £9.00!!  The park has lots of amusement rides, of course lots of animals and many other things going on as well!!  If you’re into your animals, or just fancy a bit of fun with your uni mates, this will be a perfect day out!


8. Rawhide comedy club

This comedy club is in the Royal Court Theatre in Liverpool’s city centre.  You can choose whether you’d like to have dinner while you laugh or not and there is also a bar for your convenience.  There’s something on from Wednesday night through to Saturday and you can check online before hand as well as booking your tickets!  Wednesday night costs only £3 and usually gets pretty busy.  I’d suggest booking online before hand to avoid disappointment!!


9. LFC Museum

For an experience of Liverpool Football Club, there are tours available frequently from £6.  The tour also includes visiting the LFC museum.  It’s well worth taking a look as Liverpudlians take their football quite seriously; it truly is a part of their culture!


10. Everyman every bistro

This restaurant was voted best cheap eats this month and reviews say that you can get a main meal, a pudding and a glass of wine for under £15...not bad for a treat!!

Only in Liverpool: 10 things to do

By Amy McKenna

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