Liverpool Football Club Museum Unveiled at Anfield
The city of Liverpool will receive a further boost to the visitor economy as the Reds launch the Liverpool FC Story, the Club’s new interactive museum.
Officially opened on Wednesday night at Anfield by Kop boss Brendan Rodgers, the title-winning Ladies team and Liverpool legends, the new interactive space is hoped to attract more visitors to the stadium and city than ever before.
Liverpool FC’s history is unrivalled with over 120 years of football, 18 titles and 5 European Cups among their accolades, and state of the art technology brings the Reds’ story to life. Featuring unique and never seen before displays that combine the history of LFC alongside its modern day stars, fans can explore football – past and present – through amazing exhibitions, looking at the game from every angle, telling the stories that matter.
Visiting fans will have the opportunity to experience the LFC story like never before, and will get to learn about some of the most poignant parts of the Club’s history:
• Take a tour through the Hall of Fame and see areas dedicated to stars of the past and present – Midfield Maestros; Attack, Attack, Attack; Goalkeepers and Flatback Four.
• See all 5 European Trophies, plus loads more silverware that LFC have won in their illustrious career.
• Journey through the tribute to Hillsborough and Heysel and pay your respects to those that passed away during the two tragedies.
• Fun for all the family, with low level exhibits and fascinating facts from LFC’s Mascot Mighty Red.
• Have photos taken in the state of the art photo booth – with a choice of 9 different LFC images to choose from.
To enhance the experience every visitor is provided with a multimedia handset which offers a personalised 40 minute commentary by Phil Thompson who shares his experience of being a fan, player, captain, assistant manager and manager of the world’s greatest football family. It also includes player profiles, videos of current LFC heroes in action, historic LFC moments as well as awe-inspiring clips featuring LFC’s legendary 12th man – the fans.
Tom Cassidy, Liverpool FC’s Commercial Tourism Manager commented, “The Club has long been a big draw to visiting tourists to Liverpool, so to have a brand new museum for national and international fans to explore is fantastic.
“We’ve worked hard to ensure that the home of the Reds’ is as much of an attraction on non-match days as it is during home games, so it’s hoped that the Liverpool FC Story will help attract more and more visitors to the area.”
The Director of Marketing Liverpool, Chris Brown, states, “Liverpool FC as a brand is extremely important to the local economy of the city. To have such an internationally recognised Club gives a huge boost to visitor numbers year on year and the figures continue to grow.
With the launch of the new interactive museum, it can only help to boost the city’s profile as a whole, and we hope to see more and more of the Liverpool family come to the city to experience our great heritage and culture.”
Visitors to the Liverpool FC Story can also book onto an official tour of the stadium or visit the Boot Room Sports Cafe located next to the museum, to see the amazing Bill Shankly Exhibition featuring some never before seen memorabilia.