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Old Dock Experience

Starting from Merseyside
Maritime Museum
Albert Dock
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 4AQ

Tel: 0151 478 4296

Old Dock Experience

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Child TicketFree
Adult TicketFree

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

About

Liverpool’s revolutionary Old Dock - the world’s first commercial enclosed wet dock.

Free ticketed tours for schools and members of the public will start from Merseyside Maritime Museum.

The internationally-important Old Dock has been carefully preserved under the new Liverpool ONE. For the first time in centuries the bed of the Pool - the creek that gave Liverpool its name - can be seen.

The Old Dock was discovered during excavations in 2001 after being buried since 1826. Developers Grosvenor preserved the dock and are making it publicly accessible as an important reminder of Liverpool’s historic status.

Public tours are every Tuesday and school tours every Wednesday. Additional public tours may be held on Wednesdays during school holidays.

Schools and members of the public can book places, which are limited, by calling 0151 478 4296.
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Image © National Museums Liverpool

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.

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Recent Reviews:

  • JoJ1970
    Wirral
    Trip type:
    Family
    Well worth the visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 22nd March 2017
    My Dad & I went on this tour & we are both Liverpool born & bred & found it really interesting. Danny & John were our tour guides & they were both informative & amusing with it. We learnt lots of new... Read full review
  • wendy r
    Wakefield, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Excellent and amazing
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 16th March 2017
    Super tour with two enthusiastic and entertaining guides, Danny and Yazz. Fantastic to see the dock as it was originally built and was the birthplace of Liverpool. Thanks guys. Read full review
  • middo39
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Solo travel
    Super tour of old dock.
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 14th March 2017
    Had a guided tour of this hidden gem in Liverpool. Dan and John, the guides, are so knowledgable and enthusiastic about their subject that the history us brought to life. I would highly recommend... Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

* Public tours will be held every Tuesday and school tours every Wednesday. Additional public tours may be held on Wednesdays during school holidays.

Schools and members of the public can book places, which are limited, by calling 0151 478 4296.

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