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 Wirral's arts and heritage
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 Wedgwood 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.
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 visited, check out their online collection and start planning your next visit. The Williamson Art Gallery is also continuing to produce exhibitions online, showcasing Wirral's rich artistic heritage.
For the heritage fans, Birkenhead Priory is the oldest standing building in Merseyside and you can now take a virtual 360-degree tour of the site, inspired by the beauty of the grounds and with a desire to share the unique buildings and architecture.
Tate Aisle Gallery in Birkenhead Market has also launched this amazing armchair tour of iconic Wirral locations.
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?
Support your local football team
If you are a fan of Tranmere Rovers FC and you’re looking to cheer yourself up after the club was unfortunate to be relegated from League 1, get yourself over to the club’s website and enjoy their video archive.