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.

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.

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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    • Y6644MXdebbied
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      Couples
      Fantastic Old Dock Tour Liverpool
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 27th June 2021
      The whole tour was brilliant the tour guides were friendly knowledgable and really entertaining. The history of the old dock was an eye opener and the story of how they excavated it was amazing. I... Read full review
    • deborahdodd
      Nantwich, United Kingdom
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      Couples
      Hidden gem
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 10th July 2021
      Fantastic tour…. Lovely to see and hear so much passion about our historical city. Loved the guys… soo informative…. A remarkable gem below our feet that very few people have heard of…. Will be... Read full review
    • 362alabamaw
      Wirral, United Kingdom
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      Friends getaway
      Really interesting
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 14th July 2021
      Absolutely loved this tour, bargain for £6 and I learnt so much about Liverpool despite living here. Gary and Dan were so knowledgable and kept everyone engaged. I’d love to do more tours like it as... Read full review

    Opening Times

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

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