Tour Locations | Liverpool History and Culture: From the Past to the Present
Western Approaches Command
Turn right here onto Rumford Street and keep going.
6,000 Liverpool merchant seamen lost their lives at sea, but by the end of the war the Western Approaches Command had achieved a great deal. There were almost 100,000 successful crossings of the Atlantic by Liverpool ships.
The centre was closed in 1945, but in 1993 the it was reopened intact as a museum. All the rooms can be seen as they were during the war. Amongst these is the Operations Room. Visitors can see massive plotting maps on the walls where operators contacted Navy bases giving details of enemy locations. There are numerous rooms containing decoding machines.