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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:

  • MillerMad
    Good attraction
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 20th July 2017
    Albert docks is a must if you are visiting Liverpool. They're are bars, shops, cafes and museums all around the docks. The whole area is spotlessly clean and it is a pleasure to sit outside one of... Read full review
  • francisharding
    Cardiff, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Excellent attraction
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 20th July 2017
    Lots to see and do, very vibrant place with a lot of variety, something to suit all ages, it's very easy to get around, lots of wheelchair users and mobility scooters when we were there, which shows... Read full review
  • jacqui1944
    Trip type:
    3 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 20th July 2017
    Went to the dock after not going for a long while as most of rhe shops have closed down its ok for vistors from out of town for the beatles etc but not much else only eaties and play matel for the... 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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