If you’re looking for some lesser known places to explore in Liverpool, what about the UK’s last video shop, an electic museum or National Trust property you might not know of?
‘The UK’s last video shop’ is right here in Liverpool. VideOdyssey on Windsor Street, Toxteth will transport you back to the days of VHS. Not only does VideOdyssey have thousands of VHS tapes lined up in their 8 foot high video walls but you can also catch screenings of some classic films in their cinema room. And as if that wasn’t enough there’s also an arcade room with 12 vintage games including Street Fighter, Space Invaders and Pac Man. The whole place is a thing of beauty.
2. Arts Hub 47
Arts Hub 47 is a community cooperative for artists, designers, makers and crafters. This open hub on Aigburth Road is a place for like minded people to come together and share skills and is a unique way to support local artists.
3. Hardman’s House
The Georgian Quarter is full of history and if you take a walk down to 59 Rodney Street you can get a real taste of the the 1950’s at the Hardman’s House. The National Trust property gives visitors the chance to explore the home and photography studio of Edward and Margaret Hardman.
4. Victoria Gallery
The University of Liverpool’s Victoria Gallery aims is to amaze and amuse their visitors with an incredible collection of curiosities from their 127 year history. A unique museum, in that where else would you find the world’s most important display of false teeth under the same roof as an exhibition of fine art?
5. Sudley House
The historic Sudley House was built in 1824 and is now a museum and art gallery, containing the collection of George Holt, a shipping-line owner and former resident. Since 1990 National Museums Liverpool have been gradually returning the downstairs rooms to the style in which they were decorated and furnished when the Holts lived in the house.