Maritime Museum

Albert Dock
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 4AQ

Tel: +44 (0)151 478 4499

The exterior of the warehouse buildings that the Merseyside Maritime Museum is inside. Outside the museum within the wet dock is a traditional tall sh

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
ExhibitionsFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

About

Submerge yourself in Liverpool’s historic seafaring past at the Maritime Museum.

Located in the heart of the Albert Dock, it’s the ideal location to explore and uncover the development of the world famous port. Boats, paintings, ship models, ship wrecked objects, uniforms and more.

Maritime Museum brings Liverpool’s nautical history to life. Discover the city's pivotal role as the gateway to the new world.

Highlights include the Lifelines display, telling the story of the merchant navy. Children and and families can learn about Liverpool's role in The Battle of the Atlantic during World War Two.

Throughout the museum you’ll find exhibits, trails and free events perfect for the little ones.

To find out what trails and activities are taking place, just visit the information desk when you arrive and ask a member of the friendly museum team. 

Seized! The border and customs uncovered, the national museum of the UK Border Force can be found in the basement, while the International Slavery Museums is on the third floor.


Free WIFI.
Free entry.

Book Tickets

Video

  • Merseyside Maritime Museum

Facilities

Other

  • Car Parking
  • Disabled Access
  • Free Admission
  • Gift Shop
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Large Parties
  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Schools Accepted
  • Shop

COVID-19 Response

  • Advance booking essential
  • Capacity limit
  • Face mask essential (not provided)

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Switch accepted
  • Visa accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The Maritime Museum is located at the Albert Dock on Liverpool's famous waterfront, adjacent to the Pier Head. Please note that the riverside walkway between Pier Head and the Albert Dock will be closed while construction takes place in the area.

Public Transport Directions

Located in the Albert Dock complex, the nearest train station is at James Street.

TripAdvisor

Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Travelers Choice 2021
  • Excellent
    3868
  • Very Good
    1827
  • Average
    356
  • Poor
    45
  • Terrible
    18

Recent Reviews:

  • Metrorider105
    Greater London, United Kingdom
    A must have tick list if you visit Liverpool City Centre
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 7th October 2021
    A good museum in a traditional building. It has a few floors and a basement level. Plenty to read, photo and interact. There is also a cafe/canteen and various bits for school rooms. I happened to... Read full review
  • helensims61
    Wark, United Kingdom
    Only half open
    3 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 10th October 2021
    Picked the wrong day to visit, they had staff problems and only half open. Even the gift shop was closed. What a shame I was looking forward to seeing some of the exhibits. But half is better than... Read full review
  • YolandeL191
    UK
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Great museum and well curated
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 17th October 2021
    Excellent museum, there is so much to see and I wish we had allowed a bit more time to see the exhibits. The Lusitania and Titanic exhibits were fascinating. Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 January 2021 - 31 December 2021)
DayTimes
MondayClosed*
Tuesday10:0018:00*
Wednesday10:0018:00*
Thursday10:0018:00*
Friday10:0018:00*
Saturday10:0018:00*
Sunday10:0018:00*

* The Piermaster's House open daily 10am-4.30pm.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Awards

  • National AwardsDisabledGo DisabledGo 2013
  • Regional AwardsLiverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2018 - Winner Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2018 - Winner 2018
  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020
  • Regional AwardsWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

Gradings

  • VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS
VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS

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