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The Albert Dock

Albert Dock
L3 4AF

Tel: 0151 707 0729

The Albert Dock


the Albert Dock is a firm Liverpool favourite, a top British heritage attraction, it should be on the agenda of every visitor.

Located on Liverpool's stunning waterfront, the largest collection of Grade I listed buildings in Britain is part of Liverpool's designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The dock was desgiend by Jesse Hartley and first opened in 1846. the Albert Dock remained a fully working dock until closing in 1972. It lay derelict for many years after this, until undergoing a huge restoration and regeneration programme and reopened as a visitor attraction in 1988 by HRH Prince Charles. 

Today, the Albert Dock is bustling and home to a number of Award winning attractions such as The Beatles Story, the International Slavery Museum, Merseyside Maritime Museum and Tate Liverpool - the home of contemporary art in the North.

There's a fine selection of family friendly restaurants, cocktail spots, coffee shops and souvenir stores. Favourites include The Smugglers Cove, What's Cooking and kids favourite, Mattel Play!

Throughout the year, the Albert Dock is alive with free world-class events from the summertime International Mersey River Festival to festive celebrations in the winter months.

This year's event calendar includes

Steam on the Dock - 6/7 May 

Folk Festival on the Dock - 26-18 August

Heritage on the Dock - 7-10 September

Pirate Festival on the Dock - 16/17 September

the Albert Dock will also play host to the British Style Collective presented by The Clothes Show.

With two on-site hotels, if you can't keep away from the delights of the dock it's ok!

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.


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Recent Reviews:

  • lisajane2305
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Great location for food and drinks
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 21st May 2017
    So pretty, so many good bars and restaurants and such a nice positive atmosphere.....this place is suitable for families and couples and large groups later in the evening. There really is something... Read full review
  • Sheila V
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Albert Dock - a testament to the history and revitalisation of a great city
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 21st May 2017
    Albert Dock is breathtaking, an historic area of the great city of Liverpool which has benefitted from sympathetic regeneration. The Beatles museum is a must for music fans and the Beatles shop is... Read full review
  • Lesley G
    Kent, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Lovely place!
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 21st May 2017
    A good base to wander around taking in the sites of Liverpool as the majority were all accessible via the Docks, the Beatles Story Museum, Maritime Museum, Ferry, Tate, etc. Also good for... Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

* Open Bank holidays. Bars are open until late


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The Beatles Story, Liverpool

Merseyside Maritime Museum, City

Tate Liverpool, Liverpool

International Slavery Museum, Liverpool

Liverpool City Walks, City

Saturday, 26th August 2017 - Monday, 28th August 2017

Folk Festival on the Dock
more info

Saturday, 16th September 2017 - Sunday, 17th September 2017

Pirate Festival on the Dock
more info

Thursday, 7th September 2017 - Sunday, 10th September 2017

Heritage on the Dock
more info

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