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Old Dock Experience

Starting from Merseyside
Maritime Museum
Albert Dock
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 4AQ

Tel: 0151 478 4296

Old Dock Experience

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Child TicketFree
Adult TicketFree

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

About

Liverpool’s revolutionary Old Dock - the world’s first commercial enclosed wet dock.

Free ticketed tours for schools and members of the public will start from Merseyside Maritime Museum.

The internationally-important Old Dock has been carefully preserved under the new Liverpool ONE. For the first time in centuries the bed of the Pool - the creek that gave Liverpool its name - can be seen.

The Old Dock was discovered during excavations in 2001 after being buried since 1826. Developers Grosvenor preserved the dock and are making it publicly accessible as an important reminder of Liverpool’s historic status.

Public tours are every Tuesday and school tours every Wednesday. Additional public tours may be held on Wednesdays during school holidays.

Schools and members of the public can book places, which are limited, by calling 0151 478 4296.
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Image © National Museums Liverpool

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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Recent Reviews:

  • Chris W
    Avila Beach, California
    Trip type:
    Couples
    A vital place to visit for all who live in Liverpool City Region
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 15th August 2017
    A well organised , well interpreted tour of the oldest commercial wet dock in the world . So important to the history of Liverpool and the U.K. In the world . Danny and John provided an entertaining... Read full review
  • hel_kennedy
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Fascinating free historical tour
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 5th August 2017
    Very interesting and informative tour of the Old Wet Dock underneath the Liverpool One Shopping Complex. Our guide Danny was funny and showed a fantastic knowledge of the city. Call to book places... Read full review
  • Michelle T
    Cheshire, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Old Dock Tour, Liverpool
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 2nd August 2017
    After years of working in Liverpool, during which Liverpool One was built, I went last week as a "tourist". We booked onto the tour in advance, and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The tour... Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

* Public tours will be held every Tuesday and school tours every Wednesday. Additional public tours may be held on Wednesdays during school holidays.

Schools and members of the public can book places, which are limited, by calling 0151 478 4296.

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