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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:

  • Agatha F
    Trip type:
    Solo travel
    A Privileged Experience
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 22nd June 2017
    This tour was one of the highlights of my visit to Liverpool. I was visiting the city to do some historical research and I felt privileged to have access to the very first dock in Liverpool, from... Read full review
  • joangeorge6
    Wirral, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Liverpool 1 Dock Tour
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 14th June 2017
    A great way to spend a couple of hours. Loads of information delivered in a witty and friendly way. The guides were enthusiastic and and I and the group I was with learnt a lot . Thanks Read full review
  • Rachel and Jona... S
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Everyone should know about this!
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 14th June 2017
    Very interesting insight into the old dock, the guides were excellent and funny, frustrated that their work doesn't get more attention. Takes an hour, you have to phone up to book, and it only... 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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