Merseyside 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

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About

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

Merseyside 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 Life at Sea 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. Here you can also book onto the eye-opening tour of the Old Dock, taking you underground into the world’s first commercial enclosed wet dock. During the summer months,

Immerse yourself in the Museum’s extensive Maritime archives. See how artists have portrayed the port of Liverpool and the many ships once found on the river Mersey in the Art and the Sea Gallery, and enjoy a changing temporary exhibitions programme.

At the information desk you can also book a tour of the Old Dock, the world’s first commercial enclosed wet dock, and during the summer months, the Edmund Gardner pilot ship.

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.

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Tripadvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      3853
    • Very Good
      1820
    • Average
      354
    • Poor
      45
    • Terrible
      18

    Recent Reviews:

    • karene541
      Willenhall, United Kingdom
      Very interesting
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 24th July 2021
      Staff very friendly, interesting facts about Liverpool and the docks. The information about the titanic was interesting and very moving. I would recommend a visit when in Liverpool. Read full review
    • Sellest
      Bushey, United Kingdom
      Well worth a visit
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 26th July 2021
      Came here last week with my partner and our 12 year old. This is a great museum jam packed with lots of exhibits and plenty of information, spread over three floors and as entrance is free it is... Read full review
    • Voyager01282951383
      Wallasey, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Couples
      Liverpool Underground wet dock tour
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 1st August 2021
      Great one hour tour of the hidden dock under Liverpool One. Educated and lived in the area most of my life and never knew or understood it's massive historical significance. Danny and Liz were... Read full review

    Opening Times

    Open (1 January 2021 - 31 December 2021)
    DayTimes
    MondayClosed*
    TuesdayClosed*
    Wednesday10:0017:00*
    Thursday10:0017:00*
    Friday10:0017:00*
    Saturday10:0017:00*
    Sunday10:0017:00*

    * 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
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