Western Approaches Museum facts for kids
Western Approaches Museum, Rumford Street, Liverpool
|Location||Derby House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom|
|Public transit access||Moorfields railway station|
|Nearest parking||Rumford St, L2 8SZ|
The Western Approaches Museum in Liverpool, England, is a museum chronicling the work of Western Approaches Command around Atlantic convoys, combating the U-boat menace and the Battle of the Atlantic. Set in the restored former Second World War command centre responsible for coordinating the effort, the museum consists of re-opened rooms housing artifacts from when the command centre was in active use.
The museum includes a tour that covers the Central Operations room, cypher room, a 1940s street scene, NAAFI canteen and community classroom facility. It also contains the original Gaumont Kalee Dragon projector which Winston Churchill used to watch secret war footage.
Since September 2017, the museum has been run by a social enterprise group, Big Heritage. Since taking over, Big Heritage has undertaken a restoration of the site, unearthing artifacts and parts of the facility that had been closed off since the 1960s.
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