Old Dock Experience

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

Tel: +44 (0)151 478 4296

Old Dock Experience

Guide Prices

Discounted tickets are available for groups.

About

The Old Dock tours are back! Discover the origin of Liverpool's fortune, buried underneath Liverpool ONE. Revealed during excavations on the site in 2001, the story of the world's first commercial enclosed wet dock is explored on this guided tour. You will discover how a brave idea and an innovative feat of engineering shaped Liverpool's destiny forever.

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

Safety Measures 

Each tour is open to only one household or support bubble and is limited to a maximum of six people. Please wear a facemask (unless exempt), maintain good social distancing and make use of the hand sanitiser.

Tours are available on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10.30am, 12 and 2.30pm. Each tour lasts up to an hour.

Guided tours, organised by National Museums Liverpool, start by the large anchor outside the Merseyside Maritime Museum and visitors walk to the nearby Old Dock.

Tickets cost £20 for a group of up to six people from the same support bubble or household.

Guided tours, organised by National Museums Liverpool, start by the large anchor outside the Merseyside Maritime Museum and visitors walk to the nearby Old Dock.

On the tour visitors are taken back in time as they see a large portion of the Old Dock rising more than 20 feet from the bed of the Pool - the creek that gave Liverpool its name. A modern bridge and walkways give grandstand views. 


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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:

  • MarkL819
    Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Knowledge of the local site amazing
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 6th March 2020
    The two chaps who took us around were very knowledgeable and passionate about the site. You meet at the museum then walk over the road to the excavation- all in all it takes around 1 hour Read full review
  • Mneil0408
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Passionate history
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 11th March 2020
    Yaz and Dan were both knowledgable and extremely passionate about the old dock and Liverpool itself. They made it feel like they were truely privileged to be running the tour and hence that extended... Read full review
  • StephanieJG1
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    A ‘must see’ experience
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 19th December 2020
    I did this tour with another household member and it was absolutely superb! I always knew that there had been a dock on the site of Liverpool 1, but had wanted to find out a bit more. The tour... Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 January 2021 - 31 December 2021)
DayTimes
Wednesday10:3014:30
Friday10:3014:30

* General Opening Text

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