Operators of RLB360, the new tour and experience of the Royal Liver Building, say over 30,000 people have visited the iconic landmark since it opened to the public for the first time in May.
The visitor experience, operated by Heritage Great Britain, takes guests on a journey throughout the Grade I-listed building and for the very first time gives a unique insight into the history of the world famous landmark.
Designed by Walter Aubrey Thomas, the foundation stone for the building was laid in May 1908 and just 3 years later, on 19 July 1911, the building was officially opened by Lord Sheffield. It was originally the purpose-built home of the Royal Liver Assurance group.
The history of the building is showcased in the new visitor-centre and tour which chronicles the key dates from its construction and its occupants over the years.
Visitors get the chance to look inside the famous clock-tower, before experiencing panoramic views of Liverpool landmarks and across the River Mersey from the 15th floor. A newly commissioned film which celebrates the history of Merseyside is also included on the tour.
Heritage GB, which operates the attraction, says it’s been inundated with bookings since the tour opened and it is now preparing for a busy Christmas period.
Chris Devaney, operations manager at RLB360, says: “Royal Liver Building 360 is a world-class tourist attraction. It is a ‘bucket list’ experience for visitors to Liverpool. We have been inundated with visitors and especially visitors from overseas who want to learn more about the building.
It is truly special to showcase this iconic and historic building to people and the feedback from people who’ve taken the tour is fantastic. We’re really proud of it.”
RLB360 recently supported the lighting up of the Royal Liver Building which was illuminated by over 450 individual lights for the first time in its 108 year history. The light show is now a permanent fixture on the building which will also include a series of special light shows to mark special occasions.
Source: YM Liverpool