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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:

  • Alison D
    Birkenhead, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Old dock tour
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 19th May 2017
    Fantastic tour !! Danny and John get the perfect balance of scose humour tied in with their amazng knowledge, would recommend anyone to do this tour , it was such fun and also an amazing insight into... Read full review
  • Ann F
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Fascinating Tour
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 16th May 2017
    An extremely interesting tour of the origin of Liverpool. The Guides, Danny & John were very informative and amusing. A cracker of a tour; not to be missed, especially if you're a Scouser. Read full review
  • Expatmike54
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Roll Up for a History (Hysterical) Tour!
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 9th May 2017
    By doing this experience, you are committing to discovering Liverpool’s Holy Ground. This tour takes you back to where it all began, back to where we (as Scousers) once belonged. Do it. Don’t... 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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