With the uncertain coronavirus situation we have currently found ourselves in, where travel bans and closing of attractions have been put in place, it’s hard for us to escape our front rooms. It is important to get creative and think of new activities to keep us entertained and make better use of our time. So I took a virtual trip to Liverpool, I have always wanted to go as both my Maternal Grandparents are from around Liverpool. I have lots of family history up there.
As a family we love to travel, discover new places and take regular trips out! I have noticed numerous different virtual tours of attractions and I came across one which allows you to view the city of Liverpool, created by Liverpool One. The tour looks at different museums, galleries and famous landmarks you can expect to see while visiting the city.
One of our favourite tours was for China Town, when viewing the tour you can see the detail on the Chinese Arch entrance. It also explains the history of China Town, that it is home to the oldest Chinese community in Liverpool and is 13.5 metres tall! It’s definitely on our visit list for when we next get a chance to visit the city.
Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT)
We found this tour the most interesting, it allows you to virtually walk through the building and click on different elements the FACT building has to offer. It features a video of the ‘virtual reality gaming’ element they have inside, from seeing this it has made us want to go and check it out! The building is focused on new media, it includes film, art and creative work from different creators inspiring its visitors.
Other tours on Liverpool One’s page include St Georges Hall, Walker Art Gallery and Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. They have also just launched a downloadable app game which followed on from their ‘Dinosaur Unleashed’ attraction which the children really enjoyed playing!
Have you ever been to Liverpool? Where would you recommend? I would love to know in the comments below…