Royal Albert Dock

Albert Dock
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 4AF

Tel: +44 (0)151 707 0729

Families enjoying the Royal Albert Dock in the sunshine

About

With its history dating back to 1839, the Albert Dock has been on a rollercoaster ride; from dereliction to a complete regenerative transformation in 1988. Blending the old and the new, it now proudly holds the title of being one of the most visited tourist attractions in the whole of the UK, thanks to its extensive offer of restaurants, bars, hotels, museums and galleries.

Located on Liverpool’s incredible World Heritage Site waterfront, the Albert Dock structure features the largest collection of Grade I listed buildings in the whole country. With such an impressive accolade, you’d be right in thinking that the attractions housed here are going to be something worth talking about.

Beatles fan? Well, the award-winning The Beatles Story is the perfect start. The world's largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to their lives and times takes you on an immersive journey; from the start of the band to Beatlemania, the memorabilia and fascinating facts make this one of Albert Dock’s best-loved sights. Pair that with a trip on the Magical Mystery Tour and you’re onto a winner.

Art lovers will be in their element at Tate Liverpool; Albert Dock’s home of British and international modern & contemporary art and culture. Past collections have included Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock and Picasso, what’s next? You’ll have to make a trip and find out!

Delve into Liverpool’s maritime heritage – and its connection to RMS Titanic - at the Merseyside Maritime Museum and discover the historical and contemporary aspects of slavery, and the part that Merseyside played in the slave trade at the International Slavery Museum.

With past events including British Style Collective, Folk festival on the Dock and the start of The Clipper Race, you can count on the Albert Dock to put on a bunch of spectacular events each year. To find out more, check our What’s On page.

And once you’ve seen it all, experience dozens of delicious dishes and pick-me-ups dotted around the Dock – from the pirate-themed The Smuggler’s Cove to the Italian delights of Gusto – and don’t forget nightlife entertainment like PANAM or Liverpool Comedy Central are always on hand once night draws in. No need to venture away once the fun is over, Albert Dock’s two hotels, Premier Inn and Holiday Inn Express, are on hand to make your experience as fuss-free as possible. What are you waiting for? Come and see the Dock!


For more information, you can speak to Albert Dock Visitor Centre, which you’ll find in Anchor Courtyard.

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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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    10995
  • Very Good
    4900
  • Average
    837
  • Poor
    101
  • Terrible
    45

Recent Reviews:

  • Jewelsju
    Krakow, Poland
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Beautiful
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 22nd September 2019
    Lots to do on the docks. Something for everyone. Plenty of restaurants of all types and plenty of museums and even the tate gallery. Lots of interesting events on all year round. Read full review
  • AdeleGod
    Pontypridd, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Plenty to see
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 22nd September 2019
    Came from South Wales and visited the Royal Albert Dock, beautiful place, lots to see and do. Very popular, plenty of bars and restaurants. Will be visiting again soon. Highly recommend Read full review
  • 49abbyv
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Magnificent
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 22nd September 2019
    A real highlight of our trip A great deal to do and to enjoy L’pool must be proud of this unique feature Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019)
DayTimes

* Open Bank holidays. Bars are open until late

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