Old Dock Experience

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

Tel: 0151 478 4296

Old Dock Experience

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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:

  • hellothereitsmehere
    north of england
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Interesting insight into Liverpool's history
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 17th July 2018
    I'm not going to go on about it cos it's all been said. Just to say that Danny and John are excellent in their roles and I recommend the tour. Well done lads. Read full review
  • spy777
    Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Back in history
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 12th July 2018
    What a fantastic place to see what the docks were like 300 years ago. You need to pre book this tour from the Albert docks. This tour is free - donations optional, but worth giving to the docks... Read full review
  • John T
    Trip type:
    Solo travel
    An enjoyable and surprising discovery
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 3rd July 2018
    Excellent double-act guide work from John and Danny - humorous and knowledgable. Some fine archeology work from Oxford Archeology North has resulted in a well presented excavation of the world's... Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018)

* 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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