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

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    11337
  • Very Good
    5039
  • Average
    855
  • Poor
    104
  • Terrible
    46

Recent Reviews:

  • Martha S
    Lovely Venue
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 23rd March 2020
    Many of the shops were closed when we were here, no doubt because it was so early in the season and tourists were scarce because of Covid-19 ramping up. The location is gorgeous and we enjoyed just... Read full review
  • NottmFoody
    Arnold, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Lovely to walk around. Nice cafes and shops
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 24th March 2020
    Lovely historic area of Liverpool with lots of attractions to see and visit. Plenty to fill a few hours, with museums, Beatles visitor centre, shops and cafes. Read full review
  • Gabapool
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Ya can feel the history & some cool gaffs to have a drink and a nose around the crystal shops. Some funny art as well
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 29th March 2020
    Ya can feel the history some cool gaffs to have a drink and nice crystal shops restaurant are reasonably nice too you’ve just gotta go Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 January 2020 - 31 December 2020)
DayTimes

* Open Bank holidays. Bars are open until late

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