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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 2016

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    2501
  • Very Good
    1192
  • Average
    223
  • Poor
    27
  • Terrible
    12

Recent Reviews:

  • leigh w
    Cannock, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Great place to visit.
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 1st December 2016
    Liverpool's maritime history and its connection to Titanic really well portrayed and presented. Really interesting and informative. Slavery Museum is truly remarkable, but harrowing - a must visit. Read full review
  • Patsi G
    Haverfordwest
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Probably the best Museum we have ever visited!
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 1st December 2016
    We thought we would just spend an hour or two here - but actually the whole day wasn't enough! A talk about the Titanic, later a short playlet enacted by 'one of the first class passengers... Read full review
  • Mary J
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Great Museum with good restaurant on top floor
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 1st December 2016
    A lot to see set over 4 floors, even a display of ships in bottles We went in the huge lift to the top floor and had a really nice lunch overlooking the dock, and the manager was very kind and... Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016)
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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Friday, 30th March 2012 - Sunday, 31st December 2017

Titanic and Liverpool: The Untold Story
more info

Friday, 22nd July 2016 - Monday, 1st May 2017

In Safe Hands: The Story of the Liverpool Pilots
more info

Saturday, 3rd December 2016 - Saturday, 3rd December 2016

Saturday, 10th December 2016 - Saturday, 10th December 2016

Model magic
more info

Sunday, 4th December 2016 - Sunday, 4th December 2016

Customs Contraband
more info

Saturday, 17th December 2016 - Sunday, 18th December 2016

Deck the Halls – Christmas Crafts
more info

Sunday, 11th December 2016 - Sunday, 11th December 2016

Thursday, 29th December 2016 - Thursday, 29th December 2016

Saturday, 7th January 2017 - Saturday, 7th January 2017

Rummage
more info

Saturday, 7th January 2017 - Saturday, 7th January 2017

Cutter Ship Cards
more info

Sunday, 4th December 2016 - Sunday, 4th December 2016

Thursday, 29th December 2016 - Thursday, 29th December 2016

Friday, 30th December 2016 - Friday, 30th December 2016

Titanic – fashions and fortunes
more info

Saturday, 10th December 2016 - Sunday, 11th December 2016

Monday, 2nd January 2017 - Monday, 2nd January 2017

Sunday, 8th January 2017 - Sunday, 8th January 2017

Sunday, 15th January 2017 - Sunday, 15th January 2017

Tales of Titanic objects
more info

Sunday, 18th December 2016 - Sunday, 18th December 2016

Saturday, 7th January 2017 - Saturday, 7th January 2017

All hands on deck
more info

Tuesday, 27th December 2016 - Tuesday, 27th December 2016

Friday, 30th December 2016 - Friday, 30th December 2016

Saturday, 7th January 2017 - Saturday, 7th January 2017

Polar, the Titanic bear
more info

Tuesday, 27th December 2016 - Wednesday, 28th December 2016

Lightship crafts
more info

Wednesday, 28th December 2016 - Wednesday, 28th December 2016

Saturday, 14th January 2017 - Saturday, 14th January 2017

The Pilot's Challenge
more info

Saturday, 7th January 2017 - Saturday, 7th January 2017

Wondrous warehouses
more info

Saturday, 14th January 2017 - Saturday, 14th January 2017

Music for the classes
more info

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