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Submerge yourself in Liverpool’s historic seafaring past at the Merseyside Maritime Museum. Found in the heart of the Albert Dock, it’s the ideal location to explore and uncover the development of the world famous port. Boats, paintings, ship models, ship wrecked objects, uniforms and more bring Liverpool’s nautical history to life. Discover the city's pivotal role as the gateway to the new world.
Highlights include the Life at Sea display, telling the story of the merchant navy. You can learn about Liverpool's role in The Battle of the Atlantic during World War Two or immerse yourself in the Museum’s extensive Maritime archives. See how artists have portrayed the port of Liverpool and the many ships once found on the river Mersey in the Art and the Sea Gallery, and enjoy a changing temporary exhibitions programme.
Throughout the museum, plenty of exhibits, trails and free events make Merseyside Maritime Museum the perfect place to visit with the kids. Ask at the information desk, visit us online or pick up a Family Guide inside to find out what’s happening. At the information desk you can also book a tour of the Old Dock, the world’s first commercial enclosed wet dock, and during the summer months, the Edmund Gardner pilot ship.
On the 4th floor, enjoy incredible food accompanied by stunning views of the Albert Dock and waterfront at the 2010 Michelin Guide-listed Maritime Dining Room. On the ground floor, the Quayside Café serves lighter bites and refreshments and nearby is the shop for all of your nautical-themed souvenir needs.
Seized! The border and customs uncovered, the national museum of the UK Border Force can be found in the basement, while the International Slavery Museums is on the third floor.
Maritime Dining Room Festive lunch
Choose from a two course or three course festive lunch menu starting from £15.95 per person. Relax with friends and family while enjoying delicious food with unrivalled views across Albert Dock and Liverpool Waterfront from the top floor of the Merseyside Maritime Museum. For more information and to book call 0151 478 4056 or visit liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/mdr
Seasonal stocking fillers and more from National Museums Liverpool
From mugs to tea lights decorated with iconic Liverpool landmarks, through to seasonal scarves and winter warm gloves. The gift shops at National Museums Liverpool are the ideal place to find the perfect unique Christmas gift, with prices to suit all budgets. Visit the gifts shops at the Walker Art Gallery, Museum of Liverpool, Lady Lever Art Gallery or online at liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/onlineshop
- Merseyside Maritime Museum
- Car Parking
- Disabled Access
- Free Admission
- Gift Shop
- Guided Tours Available for Groups
- Large Parties
- On-Site café/restaurant
- Schools Accepted
- American Express accepted
- MasterCard accepted
- Switch accepted
- Visa accepted
Map & Directions
The Maritime Museum is located at the Albert Dock on Liverpool's famous waterfront, adjacent to the Pier Head. Please note that the riverside walkway between Pier Head and the Albert Dock will be closed while construction takes place in the area.
Public Transport Directions
Located in the Albert Dock complex, the nearest train station is at James Street.
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|Open (1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015)|
* The Piermaster's House open daily 10am-4.30pm.
Closed from 2pm on 24th December and all day on 25th and 26th December and 1st January