Old Dock Experience

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

Tel: +44 (0)151 478 4296

A wall recovered as part of the Old Dock.

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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.

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.

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

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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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  • gillg356
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Solo travel
    Old dock tour
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 11th June 2022
    Excellent hour spent this morning on the old dock tour . Guides were really informative and learned a lot about Liverpool Read full review
  • 99twinkletoes
    Wirral, United Kingdom
    Jones
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 26th June 2022
    Brilliant informative tour led by two very knowledgeable guides (? Louise from Carolina USA and trainee guide Step). Both friendly and enthusiastic to answer questions and really brought the dock... Read full review
  • simonpX4330UZ
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    Family
    An absolute treasure trove of Liverpool history!
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 29th June 2022
    Steph and Louise rock! There’s nothing they don’t know, every question answered.They are both so knowledgeable I cannot thank them enough. Took me a long time to get round to doing this, should... Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 January 2022 - 31 December 2022)
DayTimes
Wednesday10:3014:30
Friday10:3014:30

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