Details of social events at IWMW 2016 are given below. This includes details of:

IWMW 2016 Dinner on Tuesday 21 June 2016

merseyside maritime museum-1The IWMW 2016 event will feature a special dinner which will be held in the Merseyside Maritime Museum from 7.30 pm on Tuesday 21 June 2016 (the opening night of the event).

As described in Wikipedia:

The Merseyside Maritime Museum is a museum based in the city of Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK. It is part of National Museums Liverpool and an Anchor Point of ERIH, The European Route of Industrial Heritage. Opened in 1980 and expanded in 1986, the museum occupies warehouse block D at the Albert Dock, along with the Piermaster’s House, Canning Half Tide Dock and Canning Graving Docks. [2]

The city’s seafaring heritage is brought to life within the historic Albert Dock. The museum’s collections reflect the international importance of Liverpool as a gateway to the world, including its role in the transatlantic slave trade and emigration, the merchant navy and the RMS Titanic. The UK Border Agency National Museum, ‘Seized! The Border and Customs uncovered‘ is located in the basement gallery of the building.

Wine, beer and soft drinks will be provided at the dinner. There will also be a pay bar for when the drinks run out!

Social events on Wednesday 22 June

As is the norm for IWMW events the second evening is free for delegates to arrange their own food. We will provide details of suggested restaurants and pubs which serve food. In particular note that there are a number of restaurants on the Albert Docks.

After eating you may wish to visit Liverpool’s famous night scene. We will provide some suggestions for pubs to visit, including one or two pubs which people may wish to meet up with other delegates after eating.

I’m pleased to announce that a number of sponsors of the IWMW 2016 wish to arrange social events for this evening.  A brief summary will be provided below, with details of the initial event provided:

  • The Mando Agency will be arranging a social event at Revolucion de Cuba, Albert Dock, 22 Edward Pavilion, Liverpool Waterfront, L3 4AF.  This is a bar / restaurant which has opened recently. An indoor and outside space have been reserved. Arrive from 6.30 tonight.
  • Zengenti and Funnelback are organising a drinks evening in the Philharmonic (the ‘Phil’), described as “Famous for being one of the most lavish and ornate pubs in the country“. The Phil’s address is 36 Hope Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 9BX6 minutes walk from the Redmonds Building.  Arrive from 5.30 tonight.

Note for both events please bring your badge and lanyard.

Pubs Worth A Visit


The Philharmonic Hotel

The Philharmonic Dining Rooms (The Phil): As described on Wikipedia:

The Philharmonic Dining Rooms is a public house at the corner of Hope Street and Hardman Street in Liverpool, Merseyside, England, and stands diagonally opposite the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. It is commonly known as The Phil. [1] It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building.

Another possible meeting place is The Ship and Mitre, 133 Dale St, Liverpool, L2 2JH. As described on its web site:

The Ship & Mitre has stood the test of time as a recognised destination for a well looked after pint of quality beer. Currently a CAMRA Pub of Excellence, we have also won Pub of the Year on a number of occasions, and offer the largest selection of hand-pulled ales in Merseyside – not forgetting the range of around 200 beers (draught and bottled) is one of the largest in the North West.



Acknowledgements: The images of the Merseyside Maritime Museum and the Philharmonic Dining Rooms are taken from Wikipedia.