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U-boat Story / Birkenhead

Woodside Ferry Woodside Ferry Approach, Birkenhead CH41 6DU, England
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Mersey River Explorer Cruise from Liverpool
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Woodside Ferry Woodside Ferry Approach, Birkenhead CH41 6DU, England
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"mersey ferry"
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"enigma machine"
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"depth charge"
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"well worth a visit"
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"cut into pieces"
in 8 reviews
"second world war"
in 9 reviews
"different sections"
in 5 reviews
"german submarine"
in 4 reviews
"weeds growing"
in 4 reviews
"glass viewing"
in 4 reviews
"information boards"
in 9 reviews
"short film"
in 5 reviews
"piece of history"
in 10 reviews
"small museum"
in 11 reviews
"interesting place to visit"
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"on display"
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"pier head"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great visit with an exceptional guide Chris who is so enthusiastic about the exhibition. The u boat cut into sections gives a fantastic insight .

Thank Ni C
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MTAttractions, Guest Relations Manager at U-boat Story / Birkenhead, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for this great review, we are pleased you enjoyed our exhibition. We will pass on your compliments to Chris who as you say really knows the U-Boat inside out and loves to share his knowledge with others.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this today and I’ll be honest I wasn’t expecting much! How wrong I was! The submarine is displayed in sections and glass panels mean you can look inside various sections of the vessel. This was somehow more evocative than seeing a sub perfectly...More

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MTAttractions, Guest Relations Manager at U-boat Story / Birkenhead, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the lovely review Sue, we are glad our U-Boat museum exceeded your expectations. We will pass on your compliments to the staff and in particular Chris who, as you say, is so knowledgeable about the U-boat.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum explains very clearly what happened to U534 using a combination of diagrams, film and artefacts from the sunken vessel. You can also see the boat itself cut into sections so you can view inside it. There is also a highly knowledgeable volunteer on...More

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MTAttractions, Guest Relations Manager at U-boat Story / Birkenhead, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit to the U-Boat Story and that you found it so interesting. It is good advice to see if one of our knowledgeable members of staff...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located yards from the Woodside Ferry Terminal. Tickets can be bought in conjunction with the ferry if you’re coming from the Liverpool side. Ferry plus admission is £10 (£9 if bought online the day before). Lots of info and close up view of the Uboat...More

Thank RedMacca
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MTAttractions, Guest Relations Manager at U-boat Story / Birkenhead, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us this great review. We are glad you found the U-Boat an interesting stop off on your river cruise. It is good advice to book online and get a discounted ticket.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great interest for anyone with WW2, submarine or general seafaring interest or experience and you can visit it FREE with the Mersey Ferries River Explorer trip to/from Liverpool-Woodside (Birkenhead side). The museum came pre-recommended and didn't disappoint. I don't think we knew about the guided...More

Thank Penny742
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MTAttractions, Guest Relations Manager at U-boat Story / Birkenhead, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review Penny. We are pleased you found so much to enjoy at the U- boat story - as you say, the history behind it is fascinating. We will take on board your comments...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on part of the Merseyside ferry trip. Very interesting if into WW artefacts and can have a guided tour or go around on your own. There is a very knowledgeable young man who can explain everything you need to know in great detail....More

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MTAttractions, Guest Relations Manager at U-boat Story / Birkenhead, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the review Barbara, we are glad you found the U-boat interesting. The guided tour is well worth doing and is no extra cost - you do get to see more artefacts and have them explained to you in more detail.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here on the 21st April as part of my bus and boat tour. The history of the U-boat was very interesting. I love all history things. The weather that day helped. It is definitely worth a visit. I really enjoyed my cake from...More

Thank Kelly B
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MTAttractions, Guest Relations Manager at U-boat Story / Birkenhead, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review Kelly. We are pleased you enjoyed the history of the U-boat Story and that you particulary enjoyed your cake at the café. We will pass your compliments on to the staff.

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

This exhibition was definitely more suited to the husband who is into WWII stuff, but I found it pretty interesting due to how well-preserved the artifacts are - all due to the silt that protected the u-boat after it had sunk. I liked the internal...More

Thank Lexi B
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MTAttractions, Guest Relations Manager at U-boat Story / Birkenhead, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review Lexi, we're really glad that you enjoyed your visit to the U Boat story and found it interesting. Hope you come back again soon.

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Not my first choice of a relaxing destination but my husband who is into all things WW2 was very impressed! It was relatively interesting and included in the cost of the ferry.

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MTAttractions, Guest Relations Manager at U-boat Story / Birkenhead, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thanks for the review Carole, we're glad you and your husband found it interesting.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Very interesting story-telling with a video explanation and many labelled artifacts to go through before heading outside to view the insides of different rooms within U-534!! Removed one star as it is not very large and does not have many restaurants around it (we went...More

Thank Joanne M
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MTAttractions, Guest Relations Manager at U-boat Story / Birkenhead, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thanks for the review Jo, we will take on board your comments about removing one star, however its great that you visited all our attractions from the Mersey Ferry, Spaceport and the Uboat and you enjoyed them all.

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Somersmom
21 December 2016|
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Response from Johneric L | Reviewed this property |
Take the train to Birkenhead train stop and walk 10 mins down the road towards the Ferry terminal. This is where the Sub museum is located
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Terry C
11 February 2015|
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Response from MTAttractions | Property representative |
Hi Terry, We recommend leaving an hour for a tour of U-boat Story. Enjoy your visit!
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Terry C
11 February 2015|
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Response from solzy | Reviewed this property |
I agree with everyone who has answered. We made our own way round so didn.t have to wait for a guided tour. There is a small museum inside with a film about the activities of the submarine and also a few interactive items.We... More
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