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The Albert Dock

Albert Dock
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 4AF

Tel: 0151 708 7334

Albert Dock at night

About

Albert Dock is one of Britain’s top heritage attractions, situated in a spectacular riverside setting as part of Liverpool's UNESCO designated World Heritage Site.

Designed by Jesse Hartley, it opened in 1846 and remained a fully working dock until closing in 1972. It later underwent a huge restoration programme and was reopened as a visitor attraction in 1988 by HRH Prince Charles. 

Today, Albert Dock houses the largest collection of Grade I listed buildings in the United Kingdom and is home to award winning visitor attractions including the Beatles Story, International Slavery Museum, Merseyside Maritime Museum and Tate Liverpool.  

Visitors can dine at a fine selection of family friendly restaurants suiting all palettes and budgets, including The Smugglers Cove, Gusto, Spice Lounge or What's Cooking? to name but a few.  There are also fabulous Dockside cafes including Tate Cafe or Rubens Coffee Shop or, if you're looking for something different, classic British fare at Docklands Fish & Chips, pancakes at La Crepe Rit or relax at a unique pay-per-minute cafe called Ziferblat.

With gift shops and two on-site hotels (Holiday Inn Express and Premier Inn) Albert Dock is perfect for both day visits and short breaks.

For further information and the latest events, please visit http://www.albertdock.com/.

Images courtesy of Craig Easton / Albert Dock Liverpool

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Albert Dock is situated on Liverpool's famous waterfront adjacent to the Pier Head, a mere stroll from the city centre and all its attractions.

Public Transport Directions

The nearest train station is Liverpool James Street.

TripAdvisor

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2016

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    5709
  • Very Good
    2688
  • Average
    472
  • Poor
    55
  • Terrible
    24

Recent Reviews:

  • Lorrainesimon
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Ok
    3 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 25th September 2016
    It was an ok place to visit, we didn't eat or drink there so was done in less than an hour. Not a huge amount to see apart from pubs and restaurants, few little shops selling tat. We were lucky the... Read full review
  • Theresgj
    Oslo, Norway
    Trip type:
    Business
    Lovely area reclaimed from the river
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 24th September 2016
    Albert Dock is a fantastic historical area and Liverpool's original dock. It was once the delta of the Mersey river, and is the beginning of Liverpool's history as an effective and busy port town... Read full review
  • lynned1617
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Nice area.
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 24th September 2016
    Stayed in hotel.right next to Albert Dock. Lots of gift shops and lots of places to eat and drink. Very nice area to just walk around and have a browse. Would recommend and hope to go back with my... Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016)
DayTimes
Monday10:0018:00*
Tuesday10:0018:00*
Wednesday10:0018:00*
Thursday10:0018:00*
Friday10:0018:00*
Saturday10:0018:00*
Sunday10:0018:00*

* Open Bank holidays. Bars are open until late

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

Awards

  • National AwardsDisabledGo DisabledGo 2013

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