RIBA North

RIBA North from above by Webb Aviation

RIBA North

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

RIBA North 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.

Along with current exhibition Céramica, RIBA North is displaying the models of the six finalists of this year's Stirling Prize, including the winner, Hastings Pier. Running alongside our exhibitions, we also have a programme of free public events, including expert talks and hands-on workshops.

Featured events at RIBA North

Contact RIBA North

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

RIBA North services

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

Closed from Christmas Eve to Boxing Day, open from 27 to 30 December. Closed on 31 December and 1 January. We will re-open on Tuesday 2 January.

Facilities available: 

  • Complimentary wifi throughout
  • Our café is currently closed while we make some improvements. Please follow us on Twitter for updates - @RIBANorth
  • 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

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 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 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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