The Kitty Wilkinson Walking Tour

The Kitty Wilkinson Walking Tour
Explore the world of a Liverpool heroine

Let’s go back to Victorian Liverpool and trail around some of the places that used to be inhabited by local heroine Catherine Wilkinson, or “Kitty” as we all know her. This Iconic Liverpool legend overcame all adversity to become a pioneer of the washhouse and public baths, saving lives from cholera. Starting the tour outside the Oratory at St. James’ Cemetery, Liverpool Cathedral we will take in her grave, the “Noble Women” Windows in the Anglican Cathedral, the site of the workhouse and the first ever public washhouse in the UK. The tour will finish at Bridewell for a question and answers session.

Specialist tours on William Roscoe and Josephine Butler will be on offer soon.

Bespoke ‘Arts’ tours are also available, including: Graffiti/Street Art and Sculpture Trails.

The Department of Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Tourism Alliance have confirmed that walking tours can continue with up to 30 people, as long as any group of friends or family within the tour is no larger than six, and the walk operates within Covid Secure Guidance.
An alternative way to discover the history of Liverpool. Our walks are still therefore going ahead with the following measures in place:

  • The tour must be booked in advance.
  • The group will be reminded to maintain social distancing.
  • We stay outside at all times.
  • People can wear masks if they choose to do so and we encourage them to bring their own hand-sanitiser.

Tour Dates:

Kitty Wilkinson Walking Tours commence at 2.00pm on the following dates in 2021:


Sunday 5th September – 2.00 pm

Sunday 3rd October – 2.00 pm

Sunday 7th November – 2.00 pm

Sunday 5th December – 2.00 pm



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Tour Information:

Tickets Available Now

Ticket Price:

Adults £10, Children/Concessions £8

(incl. administration fee) plus no fulfilment fee per order.

Meeting Point:

St Georges Hall by the War Memorial

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What to bring:

Please wear comfortable shoes, ensure you visit the bathroom before the tour commences. Bring an umbrella or water proof if rain is forecast. Binoculars will be a bonus – there’s lots to see.

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