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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  • Charles G
    Wimborne, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Tour of Liverpool's Old Dock built in 1707
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 20th September 2018
    Free tour of the old Liverpool City dock built in 1707. Starts in the Maritime Museum, and does not run every day. Fascinating story of how Liverpool built the world's first closing wet dock so ships... Read full review
  • paulinewoolfall
    Tamworth, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    First class tour
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 19th September 2018
    Although I am from Liverpool, I did not know anything about this dry dock and it's historical importance to the city. The tour was absolutely fascinating, the wealth of knowledge our guides had... Read full review
  • Elizabeth H
    Canberra, Australia
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Brilliant tour, one not to be missed!
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 10th September 2018
    Our hosts were Danny and Garry. Wow! They really knew their stuff! They provided so much background information about Liverpool which was delivered with enormous passion and genuine love and respect... 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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