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Watch as we meet historian Sir Tony Robinson on the Royal Liver Building 360 tour

2 years ago

By The Guide Liverpool

Sir Tony Robinson took the now famous Royal Liver Building 360 tour on Friday to take up a rare and exciting chance to explore behind-the-scenes of the world-famous Royal Liver Building clocks.

The clocks are the largest electronically driven clocks in the UK and were started on June 22, 1911 at 1.40pm to coincide with the exact moment of the coronation of King George V and were therefore proclaimed to be called the Great George Liver Clocks.

They were designed by Gent & Co, a company who concepted and created a ‘waiting train movement’ mechanism for these clocks.

In November 1910 the clock face was used as the table for a banquet to celebrate British Engineering and the achievement of the construction.

In total, there are four clock faces on the two towers – three on the west tower and one on the east.

Alongside the clocks, Mr Robinson will also visit the RLB360 tour and experience attraction which provides all visitors with a guided tour of the iconic building. The tour opened in 2018 and has since welcomed over 35,000 visitors from across the world.

The much-loved historian and TV personality will view a thrilling digital projection show that has been installed inside the historic clock tower with lights, sounds and digital effects. It is set to the backdrop of the ticking of the original mechanisms,  bringing the history of the Royal Liver Building to life with a captivating tale of Liverpool’s past and how a city full of culture, sport, history and music has made its mark on the world and evolved into the city you see today.

The RLB360 visitor centre is free to enter, regardless of whether people tour the building and Mr Robinson will spend time learning about the history of the Royal Liver Building here.

Find out more about RLB30 and book your tickets here.


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