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Themed museums you can visit on Merseyside; There is a treasure trove of items to view and enjoy.

Byline: Mark Johnson

There are numerous themed museums which you can visit on Merseyside.

They include museums dedicated toThe Beatles,Liverpool FC, glass-making, Wilfred Owen, trams, buses, lawn mowers and more.

You can also experience interactive activities, see glass being made, enjoy audio guides, read poetry, see original lawnmowers owned by stars and royalty, see the nerve centre andbunkerwhich helped to win the Second World War for the Allies and see much more.

Here are ten of the themed museums that you can enjoy on Merseyside ...

At the museum there are a couple of galleries to view.

One is the Glass Roots Gallery which makes clear how glass has played a very important part in our everyday life.

It also highlights the history of glass with artifacts dating back from Ancient Egypt.

The other gallery is Earth into Light Gallery which explains the story of what made St. Helens great and its rise a world leader in Glass making.

There are glassblowing demonstrations that take place.

The World of Glass, (St. Helens) Ltd, Chalon Way East, St Helens, Merseyside, WA10 1BX

Wilfred Owen was an English poet and soldier and he was one of the leading poets of the First World War.

His best-known works include Futility, Strange Meeting, Spring Offensive, Insensibility Dulce et Decorum est and Anthem for Doomed Youth.

This museum continues the efforts to commemorate Wilfred Owen's time in Birkenhead.

The Wilfred Owen Story has become the North West's one-stop hub for people who are interested in Wilfred Owen.34 Argyle Street, Birkenhead, CH41 6AE

The club has its own Liverpool FC Story.

It is an interactive museum and it includes The Steven Gerrard Collection exhibition.

The Liverpool FC Story showcases the club's history and you can explore football through exhibitions such as the Halls of Fame.

There is a dedication to LFC heroes, past and present, and you can see the silverware won by LFC.

Visitors are provided with a multimedia handset which offers a personalised commentary by LFC Legend, Phil Thompson.

Liverpool Football Club, Anfield Road, Liverpool, L4 OTH

This is the world's largest permanent exhibition totally devoted to 'all things Beatles'.

Absorb the story of how four young lads from Liverpool were catapulted from humble childhood beginnings to the 'toppermost of the poppermost'.

You can hear the story 'Living History' audio guides, and see special exhibitions, authentic memorabilia and exclusive photographs.

There are replicas of the Casbah, Mathew Street and The Cavern which capture the early 60s.

The Beatles Story, Britannia Vaults, Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AD

The Magical Beatles Museum will thrill Beatles tourists as it is probably one of the largest singularly owned authentic Beatles collections that exists.It has the instruments which The Beatles played with and clothes that they wore.

Among some of the items are Ringo's Ludwig snare drum and stool, George Harrison's Futurama Grazio guitar, The cello from'I Am the Walrus' and Paul McCartney's bass guitar speaker.

23 Mathew Street, Liverpool, L2 6RE

Discover the hidden rooms in this wartime bunker, which is located in Liverpool's business district.

The venue protected the secrets of the British Armed Forces which plotted the Allied victory.

You can walk through hidden rooms and look at the documents and tools that the forces used to monitor enemy convoys.

Museums and galleries that are free to visit in Liverpool, Wirral and Southport

The venue includes one of only two surviving wartime phones which had a direct connection to the war cabinet.

Western Approaches Museum, 1-3 Rumford Street (off Chapel Street), Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 8SZ

The British Lawnmower Museum is a museum dedicated to lawnmowers.

The museum has more than 300 restored exhibits of garden machinery from the last 200 years.

Lawnmowers included machines that belonged to Prince Charles and Princess Diana, Brian May, Nicholas Parsons, Eric Morcambe, Hilda Ogden, Alan Titchmarsh and many more.

106-114 Shakespeare Street, Southport, PR8 5AJ

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The Wirral Transport Museum & Heritage Tramway has preserved buses, trams and more.

As it is a working museum, you can ride on original fully-restored heritage trams.

It also has a huge working Model Railway and you can see its ongoing restoration projects.

You can also indulge in Birkenhead's fascinating street tramsway history - the town had the first tramway in Europe operating from 1901.

1 Taylor Street, Birkenhead CH41 1BG, England

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You can learn more about The Hardmans' House on one of our many guided tours at this Georgian terraced house.

The venue is the former studio and home of the photographer E. Chambre Hardman, and it is a small exhibition space devoted to a selection of Hardman's work.i

It captures Liverpool life in the mid 20th century and you can discover Hardman's techniques for photographing people and landscapes.

You can also hear him talk about his work on film.

The Hardmans' House - National Trust, 59 Rodney Street, Liverpool, L1 9ER

At Sudley House has you can explore a Victorian merchant's house with its period furniture and beautiful paintings.

Sudley is the only house of a Victorian merchant that still has its original pictures, including works by Millais, Turner and Rossetti.

There is also a childhood room, a small world room and a costume room.

There is beautiful period furniture, carpets and wallpaper.

Mossley Hill Road, Aigburth, Liverpool L18 8BX

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The Western Approaches Museum in Liverpool City Centre

Exterior of the World of Glass Museum in St Helens. Photo by James Maloney

The Futility World War One statue in Birkenhead marked the100th anniversary of Wilfred Owen's death. Photo by Colin Lane

A fan's rattle in the LFC interactive museum at Anfield

The Beatles story exhibition at the Albert Dock, Liverpool

Former The Beatles drummer Pete Best next to his red and black ski jacket. Photo by James Maloney

Western Approaches Museum in Liverpool City Centre

British Lawnmower Museum in Southport. Photo by Colin Lane

A replica of a Birkenhead Corporation Tramways Tram leaving Woodside Ferry, operated on the Heritage Tramway between Wirral Transport Museum & the Ferry Terminal. Picture by Andrew Teebay

Hardman's House on Rodney Street was the home of Chambre Hardman. Picture by Gavin Trafford

Sudley House gallery in Liverpool
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