Opening hours

Open dawn till dusk, all year round.

The gates are locked at dusk on a Friday and Saturday, and re-opened at dawn on a Saturday and Sunday.

Services available

  • cremated remains graves

Volunteering

The Friends of Rake Lane Cemetery is a group dedicated to helping the local authority secure and enhance the cemetery grounds. They can be contacted via their website:

Find out more about the Friends and volunteering opportunities

Facilities and things to do

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has listed 256 war graves in Wallasey Cemetery, with individual locations. Find out more information, visit the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.

The Anderson Vault: This remarkable granite building was constructed over the Anderson family vault many years ago.

The Chapel: The former chapel is now The Church of St Elisabeth the New Martyr and run and maintained by the Russian Orthodox Church.

Significant burials at the cemetery include:

  • seven members of the Liverpool Pilot boat disaster of 1939
  • victims of the Second World War blitz of Wallasey
  • the Chief Officer of the Athelviking sunk by a German U-boat in 1945
  • the Wallasey hermit Frederick Kruger
  • John Thompson Francis, New Brighton Lighthouse Keeper 1902
  • former Ship’s Captain of the Lusitania Captain William Turner
  • Robert Leith Wireless Operator of the Lusitania
  • memorial to George Charles Dodd perished in the Titanic disaster
  • richard Firman Dodd lost on HMS Laurentic 1917
  • Captain Stanley Lord who was the captain of the SS Californian in 1912, the vessel that eventually aided the Titanic

Vehicle and pedestrian access

Vehicle access is through the main entrance on Rake Lane. Car parking is available on the main drive.

There is additional pedestrian access via the entrance at the junction of Seaview and Earlston Road and the entrance in Earlston Gardens.

Accessibility for people with disabilities

There is no dedicated car park, but parking is available on surrounding roads as well as the main drive.

The paths are tarmacked to varying standards but generally, most of the site is accessible to wheelchairs.

Due to the uneven nature of the grass sections, care is required whilst walking. This makes wheelchair access impractical.

Getting to Wallasey Cemetery

The nearest bus stop is on Rake Lane on routes 410 and 433. The cemetery is located approximately 0.75 km from Liscard town centre.

The nearest rail station, New Brighton, is 1.64 km away.

The cemetery is 3.4 km from junction 1 of the M53 mid-Wirral motorway.

The post code for use with satellite navigation devices is: CH45 3DX