Royal Albert Dock

Albert Dock
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 4AF

Tel: +44 (0)151 707 0729

Families enjoy walking on the cobbles around the Royal Albert Dock in the sunshine. There's coloured bunting, a red double decker bus can be seen in t

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.

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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
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      11704
    • Very Good
      5140
    • Average
      872
    • Poor
      103
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      48

    Recent Reviews:

    • Duckey10
      Belfast
      Trip type:
      Solo travel
      A little bit of heaven
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 10th January 2023
      Beautiful place to visit. Lots of shops, quirky ones, souvenir shops and a sweet shop filled to the brim with every sweet imaginable! There is also loads of places to eat. With a little something for... Read full review
    • 477KeithC
      Warminster, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Solo travel
      Essential Liverpool
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 18th January 2023
      So much of what is Liverpool: Docks, Beatles Museum, Tate Museum, Liverpool Museum, iconic historical buildings, all beside the River Mersey and across the road from the central shopping precinct... Read full review
    • G6448XMmaggies
      Liverpool, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Family
      Iconic
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 29th January 2023
      The place to visit whenever in Liverpool,a great day out full of entertainment and fun for the adults and kids alike Read full review

    Opening Times

    Open (1 January 2023 - 31 December 2023)
    DayTimes

    * Open Bank holidays. Bars are open until late

    Awards

    • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020
    • Regional AwardsWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

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