Old Dock Experience

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

Tel: +44 (0)151 478 4296

Old Dock Experience

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Adult TicketFree
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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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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:

  • lynnroden
    Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Liverpool's underground secret
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 4th May 2019
    I read about the old dock experience and decided to do the tour with my husband while staying in liverpool, we were both impressed by the tour with Danny and yazz who were informative funny and... Read full review
  • Nick R
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Excellent tour
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 8th May 2019
    This tour is a must in Liverpool.the guides deliver it with passion and enthusiasm.you will need to book at the maritime museum.it's free but please please make a donation to keep it running.you will... Read full review
  • Helenht3719
    Bedford, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Old dock tour - recommended
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 19th May 2019
    We were told about this tour by the Mersey tunnel tour guides - it’s a little gem that we would have missed otherwise. You have to book at the Maritime Museum (we phoned) as it doesn’t run every day... Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019)

* 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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