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RIBA North

RIBA North from above by Webb Aviation

RIBA North

RIBA North is a new national architecture centre on the Liverpool Waterfront

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From 2 July 2021, subject to government guidelines, we will begin a phased reopening of 66 Portland Place, London. The RIBA Bookshop and Bar at 66 Portland Place, and RIBA North in Liverpool remain closed for now.  Please check back for the latest updates.

RIBA North is the RIBA's national architecture centre on Liverpool's Waterfront. It opened in June 2017 and was recently awarded the title of 'Best Newcomer to the Visitor Economy' at the Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2018.

The 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 is an inspirational resource for both our members and the public - championing architects, architecture and good design.

RIBA North is the official information hub of Liverpool’s UNESCO World Heritage Status. Discover more about the different areas that make up the World Heritage Site and the buffer zone that surrounds them through our Digital City Model. Our new programme of walking tours for 2020 explore the rich architectural heritage of Liverpool, and are led by a team of RIBA guides throughout the week.

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Contact RIBA North

Please contact us if you have any questions about accessibility, events, exhibitions or our services

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Your visit

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

RIBA North,
21 Mann Island,
Liverpool Waterfront,
Liverpool, L3 1BP

Telephone number: +44(0)151 703 0107 

Opening times: 
Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm

Facilities available: 

  • Complimentary wifi throughout
  • Café - Speciality coffee and catering at Framework Coffee
  • Shop - 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 ground floor cafe
  • Guide dogs are welcome
  • Please contact us if you have any questions about access, or if you have any special requirements, before your visit

Downloadable guides for visitors


How to get here


  • 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


  • Pier Head Ferry Terminal – 2 minute walk
  • For full details about ferry services please visit


  • Liverpool ONE Bus Station (National Express) – 8 minute walk
  • For information about coach drop-off and pick-up facilities please visit

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

RIBA North is supported by

Allgoods | Broadway Malyan | C&C Baseline | Dyson | Erco | Hansgrohe | Laufen | Loft Furniture | Marshalls | Vitra

Banner image courtesy of Webb Aviation

Mann Island designed by Matt Brook of Broadway Malyan

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