A WIRRAL exhibition about wartime poet Wilfred Owen features in a list of Merseyside's top nine lesser-known museums.

The Wilfred Owen Story in Argyle Street, Birkenhead, opened its doors in March 2011.

It commemorates the work of the late WWI soldier and tells the story of his earlier years on the borough.

Owen was tragically killed a week before Armistice Day and today’s opening of the special gallery also celebrated the anniversary of his birthday.

It is the UK's only permanent exhibition dedicated to the World War One poet, who was educated in Birkenhead.

The centre is run by volunteers and is free to enter.

It featured on the BBC's Inside Out programme. Solely financed by public donations, the WOS has been the focus of many schools and colleges in Wirral as Owen features predominantly in the curriculum.

Also on the list are:

The British Lawnmower Museum in Southport

The Billiard and Snooker Heritage Collection in Liverpool

The Garstang Museum of Archaeology in Liverpool

Science Fiction Hub, based in the University of Liverpool

The Williamson Tunnels in Liverpool

The Victoria Gallery and Museum Liverpool.

Wirral Transport Museum in Birkenhead

Sudley House in leafy Mossley Hil.