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Merseyside Maritime Museum

Albert Dock
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 4AQ

Tel: 0151 478 4499

Merseyside Maritime Museum

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
ExhibitionsFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

About

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.

Free WIFI.
Free entry.

Video

  • Merseyside Maritime Museum

Facilities

Other

  • Car Parking
  • Disabled Access
  • Free Admission
  • Gift Shop
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Large Parties
  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Schools Accepted
  • Shop

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Switch accepted
  • Visa accepted

Map & Directions

Road 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.

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    2905
  • Very Good
    1386
  • Average
    264
  • Poor
    29
  • Terrible
    15

Recent Reviews:

  • lynnepaul2015
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    History for all
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 20th July 2017
    A great place to browse or to take the kids. Nice dock side café and plenty to see. Parking can be difficult so walk down through L1 Plenty of bars and cafes in the area and the basement with... Read full review
  • Snevetsduo
    Cheltenham, Australia
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Shipping history revisited
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 20th July 2017
    Great displays about Titanic, Luisitania and other sea faring memorabilia. In the Albert Dock area - worth a look. Read full review
  • Auds632
    Grimsby, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    Ships and Slavery
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 20th July 2017
    What an amazing use of old buildings. Other maritime towns who have not grasped their heritage by the throat need to take note. There is a fantastic mixture of the old builders scale models of... Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)
DayTimes
Monday10:0017:00*
Tuesday10:0017:00*
Wednesday10:0017:00*
Thursday10:0017:00*
Friday10:0017:00*
Saturday10:0017:00*
Sunday10:0017:00*

* The Piermaster's House open daily 10am-4.30pm.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Awards

  • National AwardsDisabledGo DisabledGo 2013

Gradings

  • VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS
VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS

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