Easter 2023 Liverpool Trip – Day 3 PM Quirky Quarter

(For all the pictures shown in this post, you can simply click on them to enlarge)

It was our first time to experience this kind of illusion attraction.

When did we visit:

We visited on a Tuesday afternoon in early April. It was cloudy and cool. It is an indoor activity, so not affected by weather. I pre-booked a time slot (3:20pm) but we arrived early. There are several groups of people waiting in the reception which is spacious and not crowded. Inside the exhibition there are also several groups of people visiting. Most of the time we did not need to wait or queue up and you can enjoy them as long as you like. The activities are well spread out so you are not disturbed by others.

What age is it best for:

From primary school aged kids to adults. Toddlers will most likely not really understand and appreciate the illusions, the displays and the activities. J (9 years old at the time of visit) saw the sample pictures on the illusion activities which showed you how to pose to see the effect. He understood and really enjoyed posing for the pictures and would check my camera to see if he can do more funny ones.

How long we spent at the venue?

We arrived at 3:20am and left at around 5:30pm. We took our time to pose and take pictures, solve puzzles, and play with the activities. It’s not a whole day activity. 

What else are there to see or do?

No. It does not have any extra activities.

Things that definitely worth to play or do:

  • The illusion pictures at the very beginning with the chairs and table
  • The lift
  • The upside down kitchen/living room/toilet scenes

Things that we did not visit/play:

No, we had time to see everything.


No disappointment. All the displays and activities were in working order and well maintained.

Any extra charges once I’m there?


Other things you need to know before you go:

  • There is a very short section in a little room with loud sound and flashing light (the second room at the very beginning).
  • There is no on site coffee shop or restaurant.
  • There is no on site car park. We parked our car at Q Park Hanover Street which was recommended by the hotel we were staying (The Resident). Only 6 mins walk from our hotel!
  • I am not sure if there is a toilet as we did not need one. 

Will I recommend it as a family attraction?

Yes absolutely if you have school aged kids or older kids / teenagers who can truly appreciate the illusion effects and the fun displays. It’s indoor so not affected by weather. There were staff throughout the museum, providing tips on taking those cool illusion pictures, assisting us when we did not know what to do with certain activities, and helped us take family pictures.

Here are some pictures of the day and descriptions. I only showed the outcome of the pictures, and did not describe how it was done so not to spoil the secrets and fun!

The reception / waiting room.

When it was our time slot a staff guided us to the entrance of a room and we had to figure out how to exit this room in order to go to the main exhibition area.

Our 1st set of illusion pictures.

Then the table.

J had so much fun posing at the lift scene.

We also love this scene. You stand in 1 corner you look tiny, while the opposite corner make you look huge. Remember to make use of the photo function in the room.


There are many displays and activities to play and see. Various special and fun things to see, listen, and touch.

After this main area J discovered the way to the next section which is the weather forecast and upside down kitchen, living room, and toilet.

J was very happy in our new house while I make some lunch in the new kitchen!

This is the final part of the museum. The maze.

Quirky Quarter 

Immersive museum with surreal exhibits offering optical illusions & photo opportunities.


The Arch, 142 Duke St, Liverpool L1 5DR England

Telephone: 0151 7087100

Website: https://www.quirkyquarter.com/

Opening hours: 

Wed-Fri 11am – 5pm

Sat-Mon 10am – 5pm

Closes on most of the Tuesdays.

(please check before you go)

Car parks: No on site car park. We parked our car at Q Park Hanover Street which was recommended by the hotel we were staying (The Resident) because the car park gives a discount to the hotel’s customers. Only 6 mins walk from our hotel to Quirky Quarter! I will write more about it on my upcoming post.

Read more on our Easter 2023 Liverpool Trip:

Day 1

Day 2 Knowsley Safari Trip

Day 3 AM Anfield Football Stadium Tour

Day 3 PM Quirky Quarter

Day 4 Museum of Liverpool and Lego shop

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