School trips to Liverpool offer students the opportunity to visit one of the UK’s most creative cities and learn about its strategic importance throughout the centuries and, particularly, during WW2!

Liverpool school trips are most popular with history and art groups but can be a great choice for many different subjects. Whatever your subject, we’ll work with you to create an inspiring itinerary that suits your specific requirements and learning objectives.

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Why visit Liverpool?

A strategically important port

Liverpool’s prominence rose greatly during the Industrial Revolution as a major port for transatlantic trade, with the famous Albert Docks dating back to 1839.

In fact, the strategic importance of the port was recognised by both Churchill and Hitler in the Second World War. The Battle of the Atlantic was planned, fought and won from Liverpool, while the city also suffered a blitz second only to that experienced in London.

As such, Liverpool offers some exciting educational opportunities for school groups studying WW2 and life in wartime Britain. One of our favourite visits is the Western Approaches Museum. This spectacular museum is housed in a secret underground bunker beneath the streets of Liverpool. The bunker was an important base for tacticians helping to plan the Allied route to victory.

Another great visit is the Merseyside Maritime Museum, located in the Royal Albert Dock. Inside is the international slavery museum, where you’ll learn more about Liverpool’s seafaring heritage, from its role in the slave trade to its pivotal role in the Battle of the Atlantic.

And why not combine your educational school trip to Liverpool with a visit to nearby Manchester, which also boasts some great attractions, such as the Manchester United museum, and experiences dedicated to life in WW2 Britain.

One of the UK’s most creative cities

If you’re looking for a trip to inspire your young artists, then Liverpool is a fantastic destination.

Liverpool is a famously creative city centre, with many famous musicians, artists, comedians and actors hailing from the city. For example, the Beatles Story takes visitors on a nostalgic British music experience through the lives, times, and culture of the Fab Four. It is also home to more international modern art galleries and museums than any other city in the UK apart from London.

If you want your students to understand the history of British art better, make sure you visit the Walker Art Gallery, which itself has one of the largest art collections in England. Most famous for its impressive collection of Pre-Raphaelite art, the collection includes works from the 14th century right up to the 20th century.

For a glimpse into the world of contemporary international art, make sure you don’t miss a visit to the Tate Liverpool. And if you have any students interested in multimedia, a visit to the Foundation for Art & Creative Technology is a must!

You can even explore sculpture with visits to see Another Place by Antony Gormley on Crosby Beach and Dream by Jaume Plensa in St. Helens.

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Activities for Liverpool

Imperial War Museum North

Imperial War Museum North

The Imperial War Museum North is located in Manchester and, similarly to its counterpart in London, focuses on the impact… Read More

Merseyside Maritime Museum

Merseyside Maritime Museum

Discover Liverpool's seafaring heritage at the Merseyside Maritime Museum at the famous Albert Dock. Here, you'll learn more about Liverpool's… Read More

Stockport Air Raid Shelters

Stockport Air Raid Shelters

Find out what life was like in wartime Britain at Stockport Air Raid Tunnels. The tunnels were opened in 1939… Read More

Western Approaches Museum

Western Approaches Museum

Discover Britain's top secret WW2 bunker hidden below the streets of Liverpool! This underground bunker was a hive of activity… Read More

Another Place

Another Place

These spectacular sculptures by Antony Gormley are on Crosby beach. Another Place consists of 100 cast-iron, life-size figures spread out… Read More

FACT Liverpool

FACT Liverpool

The Foundation for Art & Creative Technology (FACT) is the UK’s leading organisation for the exhibition of art and film… Read More

Lady Lever Art Gallery

Lady Lever Art Gallery

Set in the lovely garden village of Port Sunlight on the Wirral, the Lady Lever Art Gallery offers a fascinating… Read More

Open Eye Gallery

Open Eye Gallery Liverpool

This fantastic photography gallery and archive is a must-visit for any groups with an interest in photography. The archive alone… Read More

Plensa's Dream

Plensa's Dream

This striking permanent sculpture is by Jaume Plensa and takes the form of a girl’s head, with her eyes closed.… Read More

Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool

Housed in a converted warehouse on Liverpool’s Albert Dock, the Tate Liverpool houses an impressive collection of British modern and… Read More

Walker Art Gallery

Walker Art Gallery

The Walker Art Gallery houses one of the largest art collections in England outside London. Promoted as the ‘National Gallery… Read More

Why choose Halsbury?

Here are just a few reasons why teachers choose Halsbury for educational school trips that inspire.

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School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Originally founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.

Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives

We’ll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure it meets your particular requirements.

Rewarding loyalty scheme

Work together with other teachers in your school to save thousands of pounds on future school trips with our multi-trip loyalty scheme!