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
    3870
  • Very Good
    1828
  • Average
    357
  • Poor
    45
  • Terrible
    18

Recent Reviews:

  • Gardenfred2
    Wellingborough, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Solo travel
    Nice maritime museum
    3 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 20th October 2021
    As part of the Albert docks thus fits in well and was busy when I visited. Free entry to the place and 4 floors to explore each covering a different theme from history of the docks to various known... Read full review
  • bob19872018
    Cumbria, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Brilliant museum on Black Culture & Titanic, definitely worth a visit.
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 21st October 2021
    Free entry museum that you could spend hours in. In particular there is a current floor addressing slavery & black culture, very thought provoking. Another floor addresses the titanic which again is... Read full review
  • RicardoBowie
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Ship Shape
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 23rd October 2021
    Great museum in the heart of Albert Dock Area. Lots of old shipping posters (a particular favourite). The museum flows well and offers a great look at the maritime history of a key player in The... 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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