Merseyside Maritime Museum

Albert Dock
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 4AQ

Tel: +44 (0)151 478 4499

Merseyside Maritime Museum

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
ExhibitionsFree

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

About

The Merseyside Maritime Museum will be reopening on 19th August following the lockdown period. 

They have been working hard to welcome you back safely, so you'll notice a few changes around the museum.

There will be a lower capacity of visitors within the building, suggested one way routes with clear signage, enhanced cleaning procedures, hand sanitiser stations at key points, cafes and shops operating a contactless payment method and interactive touch points closed.

Merseyside Maritime Museum will remain free but you will have to book a ticket for a timed slot to visit. Vist the Liverpool Museums website for more information and to book tickets from 14th August. 

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.

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

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 2020
  • Excellent
    3841
  • Very Good
    1821
  • Average
    352
  • Poor
    45
  • Terrible
    18

Recent Reviews:

  • StraightTalkUK
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    A Must Visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 8th October 2020
    I have already written about the Maritime Museum when talking about the Royal Albert Dock as it is located there. This museum again is free to enter and offers a great insight into the rich history... Read full review
  • historytraveller365
    A very special museum
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 14th October 2020
    The Titanic exhibition was exceptional ; The Slavery Museum on the 3rd floor had our special attention and needs to be visited by everybody. Read full review
  • philb404
    Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Nice and quiet
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 15th October 2020
    It was nice to be able to get around the museum without it being busy you now have to book in advance the museum has lots to see staff friendly plenty to see Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 January 2020 - 31 December 2020)
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

Gradings

  • VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS
VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS

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