Guided tour

Liverpool: Theatrical History Tour and The Dead House

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21 reviews

Activity provider: Shiverpool
Guided tour

Liverpool: Theatrical History Tour and The Dead House

Activity provider: Shiverpool

From US$ 20.26 per person

Get spooked on a tour of Liverpool's 7 original streets, led by a theatrical guide. Encounter architectural contrasts including the regal Town Hall and crooked back alleys. End in a medieval garden beneath a Gothic spire accessed by a secret trapdoor!

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Get exclusive access to the subterranean morgue of Liverpool's The Dead House
  • Explore the original 7 streets of Liverpool
  • Be entertained by a theatrical performance that brings Liverpool's grisly history to life
Full description
Embark on a history tour of Liverpool led by a theatrical guide, and marvel as the city's original streets are brought to life using street theater techniques. Get exclusive access to the darkest and less well known avenues, and encounter landmarks such as the lofty banking halls of Castle Street. Admire the regal opulence of the Town Hall and venture down crooked back alleys and lamp-lit lanes in the now bustling commercial district. End within the boundary of a medieval garden, hidden beneath a Gothic spire, entered through a trapdoor. Named by the American author, Hermann Melville as the "Liverpool Dead House" for its grisly and gruesome nature, the undergroud morgue is located within the quiet surroundings of the Church of Our Lady and St. Nicholas and has remained closed to the public for over a century. Learn the history of the site, such as how it was used as a temporary police station during World War II, and how in the 18th and 19th centuries locals would come to peer through the grim iron grates and gaze upon the faces of the deceased.  
  • Theatrical walking tour
  • Exclusive access to The Dead House
  • Refreshments
  • Torches
  • Coffins
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Queen Victoria Monument, Derby Square, Liverpool.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Please note that you must bring your own torch
  • The underground location is not open to the public and participants enter at their own risk
  • This tour is not recommended for those with limited mobility, the visually impaired or those of a delicate disposition
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Wherever possible, the local supplier will always try to accommodate those with mobility issues or disabilities to make the tour inclusive for everyone. Please advise on booking if you have any disabilities or mobility issues
  • This is family-friendly activity, but all children must be accompanied by an adult
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4.8 /5

based on 21 reviews

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Party of six from Liverpool enjoyed the experience ... Fantastic

Would have liked more ghost stories, but enjoyed it all, the drama, story telling, cajoling of audience, and the actors deathly sombre mood and dress. Lots of humour and audience engagement. We enjoyed the finale of the tour of seven streets ... the dead house. Loved the build up to the dead house the drama the actors gave, the atmosphere of death when we entered the steps down to the dead house ..... and of course the frightful ending . The Actors created a wonderful death ambience, unforgettable, with the view of the Mersey and Liver building in full view of our ghoulish adventure. Lots of opportunity to have picture taken with the ghoulish girls, the pics look great and memory of night out as friends. To end at Ma Boyles hostelry was also a bonus as this gave us the chance to relive the night with "live music". Fabulous night.

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September 22, 2019

We had the best time! We have been to ghost tours all over the UK and i have to admit this tour was easily the best tour i have been on, both characters were on great form and played their parts well, the girl was absolutely amazing and had us gripped until the end. I would happily come and do it all over again! Love Jo and hen party xx

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August 5, 2019

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Product ID: 102635