For the first time in its 100+ year history, Royal Liver Building is unlocking its doors to the public and inviting you to explore this landmark building.
You’ll get a tour of some of the building’s hidden secrets, journeying to the 15th floor to get breathtaking panoramic views across Liverpool from the most iconic viewing point in the city, getting up close to the world famous Liver Birds.
See a world-class immersive audio visual experience set in the original mechanism room, telling the story of Liverpool’s recent history exploring the building’s significance and how a city full of culture, sport, history and music has made its mark across the world
Our reception and visitor centre opens 30 minutes prior to the first tour of the day for guests to check in or purchase tickets as well as browse the displays and exhibitions. Tours begin from 9am, subject to demand, with opening and closing times varying during certain months of the year due to sunrise and sunset times.
The Visitors Centre is free to enter for everyone at all times. You can choose to spend time learning about the history of the Royal Liver Building, browsing the selection of bespoke merchandise in our shop or purchase one of our interactive photo experiences . We suggest allowing around 30 minutes to fully enjoy our visitor centre.
The Tower Tour
For the first time in over 100 years, this iconic tower tour gives you the chance to explore the history of the Royal Liver Building. You’ll be taken through the building’s story and its place in Liverpool’s heritage as you experience the magnificence of the building’s views across the Liverpool skyline from two different points.
During your fully guided tour hear the history of the building brought to life, with stories and facts about how the offices of an Insurance company became the Landmark building of a City. You’ll go to the tenth floor to and find out about the Great George Liver Clocks and take in stunning views across the River Mersey. You’ll head behind the clock faces for an immersive audio visual experience en-route to the top of the building. Here on the 15th floor you’ll take in spectacular views of the Liverpool City Region and beyond while getting up close with the Liver Birds.
Be immersed in a world-class digitally mapped audio-visual experience behind the clock faces as the Liver Bird takes you back through history to the creation of the Royal Liver Building
With lights, sounds, digital effects and 4D elements, this experience brings the history of the Royal Liver Building to life right in front of you with a captivating tale of Liverpool’s past and how a city full of culture, sport, history and music has made its mark on the world and evolved into the city you see today.
Your journey begins at our lower ground floor visitor centre, where you can explore incredible pieces of the building’s history, meet your tour guide and embark on your journey to the tenth and fifteenth floors.
After leaving the lower ground floor visitor centre, our dedicated lift takes you to the tenth floor of the building. As you step outside you’ll get your first glimpse of the inspiring panorama and enjoy the opportunity to admire the view.
Arriving at the fifteenth floor, you’ll have chance to catch your breath before having it taken away again by the stunning 360 degree views of the Liverpool skyline from the most iconic viewing point in the city. Look upwards and you’ll see the mythical Liver Birds (Bella and Bertie) watching over the sea and city respectively. Popular legend has it that while one giant bird looks out over the city to protect its people, the other bird looks out to sea at new sailors coming in to port.