RIBA North

Opens - Saturday 17 June 2017

RIBA North is a new national architecture centre opening on the Liverpool Waterfront this summer.

The new centre is a place for everyone to discover more about architecture, with exhibitions, talks and tours as well as a café and shop. RIBA North will be an inspirational resource for both our members and the public - championing architects, architecture and good design.

RIBA North opens with the exhibition Liverpool(e): Mover Shaker Architectural Risk-Taker which includes items from the RIBA Collections which have never previously been publicly displayed, alongside an innovative 3D digital city model.

RIBA North Webb Aviation
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Your Visit

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Liverpool Lime Street – 20 minute walk

Liverpool James Street (Wirral Line) – 2 minute walk

Moorfields (Wirral Line and Northern Line) – 5 minute walk 



Liverpool ONE Bus Station – 8 minute walk

For full details about local bus and train services please visit merseytravel.gov.uk



Pier Head Ferry Terminal – 2 minute walk

For full details about ferry services please visit merseyferries.co.uk   



Liverpool ONE Bus Station (National Express) – 8 minute walk

For information about coach drop-off and pick-up facilities please visit visitliverpool.com 


Car parking

Q-Park at Liverpool ONE, The Strand, Liverpool L1 8LT – 8 minute walk

Two dedicated blue badge parking spaces are located on Brunswick Street – 5 minute walk

For full details about blue badge parking bays please visit liverpool.gov.uk  

RIBA North,
21 Mann Island,
Liverpool, L3 1BP.
0151 707 4380

Opening Times
Opening times
Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 5pm

Facilities available include

Complimentary wifi throughout
 Feel at 'HOME' at RIBA North - relax, refuel, meet friends and hold informal meetings
Architecture inspired gifts for children and adults, The Architects Toolkit, a showcase of Northern designers and RIBA merchandise
  • RIBA North is accessible to wheelchairs.
  • There is step free access to the main entrance and step free access to the first floor via a lift located at the rear of the ground floor café.
  • Guide dogs are welcome.
  • Please contact us if you have any questions about access, or if you have any special requirements, before your visit.


Opens - Saturday 17 June 2017

A chance to explore Liverpool’s architectural audacity through some of the unconventional schemes - both realised and unrealised - and discover their influence on how Liverpool continues to evolve.

The exhibition includes items from our internationally significant collections and a newly commissioned film with interviews from Joseph Sharples, Michael Wilford, Natalia Maximova and Ian Richie.

Supported by

Heritage Lottery Fund
Broadway Malyan



RIBA Liverpool City Tours

Discover 300 years of history and development from Georgian terraces and the world famous docks to grandiose commercial developments and civic monuments in one of our walking tours.

Albert Doc Liverpool, 1957, Eric de Mare

Explore images of Liverpool on RIBApix

Browse hundreds of images of Liverpool from the RIBApix collection which are available to download, purchase or licence.

RIBA North is supported by:
Allgoods | Broadway Malyan | C&C Baseline | Dolphin | Dyson | Erco | Hansgrohe | Laufen | Loft International | Marshalls | Vitra

Banner image courtesy of:
Webb Aviation