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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    • merseyreviewer
      Heswall, United Kingdom
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      The true history of Liverpool
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      Thursday, 4th November 2021
      Really enjoyable and informative- a must for tourists and locals alike! Accessible to all and excellent guides Gary and Liz. Read full review
    • Charlotte H
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      Great tour - well worth doing
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      Friday, 12th November 2021
      Really interesting your and it was brought to life so well by our guides Dan and Gary. It was the most interesting car park I’ve been in 😀 Read full review
    • F3315FHchristinec
      Liverpool, United Kingdom
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      Friends getaway
      History brought to life
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 14th November 2021
      Second time on the tour this time with family. Learned so much about our city it brought so much about life and it’s people into context. A perfect mix of well delivered performance enthusiasm and... Read full review

    Opening Times

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

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