How to enjoy Wirral from home

Spending more time indoors doesn’t mean missing out on all the great things that Wirral has to offer, from idyllic views through to captivating history. Whether you live locally, nationally or internationally, we’ve pulled together a list of the best ways you can enjoy Wirral without even leaving your front room!

Search the hashtag #VisitWirral on Instagram 

From stunning sunsets at West Kirby to mouth-watering food, the hashtag #VisitWirral on Instagram features the best that Wirral has to offer!  Use these photos to plan your next trip out to Wirral or discover places you didn’t know existed. You can find a selection of these photos on our @visitwirral Instagram, so why not give us a follow? 

Enjoy world-class art online  

Lady Lever Art Gallery is home to some of the most impressive fine art in the world. Whilst the atmosphere of the building is truly special, you can still enjoy their collections online. From wedgewood and classical antiques, through to paintings and sculptures, you can experience a trip to the gallery from your own sofa.  Click here to take a browse. If you're off school and aged between 4 and 11-years old, you can also take part in My Home is My Museum and create your own exhibition or gallery of artworks inspired by you!

Williamson Art Gallery is home to some masterpieces, with an awe-inspiring collection of art, sculptures and ceramics. A true hidden gem - if you’re a fan of this wonderful space, or have never been, check out their online collection and start planning your next visit. The Williamson Open 2020 is also currently on their website, showcasing the talent and accomplishments of the selected artists.

Discover the magic of Port Sunlight Village 

Built at the end of the 19th century, the idyllic garden village of Port Sunlight was originally constructed by Lord Lever as a home for workers at his soap factory, Lever Brothers, which eventually became Unilever. 

A jaw-droppingly beautiful village full of character, Port Sunlight Village Trust has an abundance of information on their website to discover more about the history of this fascinating place.  

Experience the thrill of the theatre

New Brighton's Floral Pavilion has collated a page on their website of digital theatre-related activities and resources. Whether you're a ballet fanatic or an opera enthusiastic, there's plenty to keep kids and adults alike entertained whilst our Wirral theatres are out of action.

Enjoy Wirral on the big screen 

If you’ve ever watched a film or TV show and thought it looked familiar, chances are it was somewhere in Wirral, from blockbuster films including Florence Foster Jenkins, Official Secrets and Tolkien, to award-winning TV shows such as the iconic Peaky Blinders and recent BBC hit War of the Worlds. 

Stream your favourite Wirral musicians, artists and poets

Wirral is reknowned for its homegrown musical talent, from The Coral through to Orchestral Manoevres in the Dark (OMD) and Half Man, Half Biscuit. There are many, many more to mention and now is a great time to take creative inspiration from Wirral's musical trailblazers. The Music on Wirral Facebook group also features live music from a range of talented local musicians. If art or poetry are more your style, then there are also Facebook groups to check out here (Art on Wirral) and here (Words from Wirral).

Dive into a book 

Wallasey-based horror writer, Ramsey Campbell, has been described as Britain's most respected living horror writer, and with over thirty novels and hundreds of short stories under his belt, this Wirral writer has plenty to keep even the most avid reader occupied. Award-winning crime writer Ann Cleves, whose Vera Stanhope novels have become the ITV detective series Vera, once lived on Hilbre Island. What other novels can you find that have been inspired by Wirral?

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