Old Dock Tour

Starting from Merseyside
Maritime Museum
Albert Dock
L3 4AQ

Tel: +44 (0)151 478 4296

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Guide Prices

Adult: £8.50
Concession/Disabled Person: £7.50
Members go free


Old Dock TourExplore Liverpool’s hidden maritime history with an Old Dock Tour – a fascinating insight into the world’s first commercial enclosed wet dock. Embarking from the Maritime Museum with your friendly tour guide, you’ll discover how this innovative feat of engineering changed the city’s destiny forever. Go deep underneath Liverpool ONE to unearth the original dock wall, rising more than 20 feet from the bed of the Pool – the stream that gave Liverpool its name. Once underground, you’ll walk along modern walkways and peer over a newly constructed bridge to be transported back in time: with the sights and sounds of the 18th century dock playing out in front of you.National Museums Liverpool’s Old Dock Tours are a must for anybody fascinated by history and maritime heritage. The tour focuses on Liverpool’s import and export trade, archaeological finds and recent discoveries, as well as touching on the city’s involvement with the Transatlantic slave trade.

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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:

    • Patricia M
      Chester, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Friends getaway
      Find out what’s below Liverpool ONE
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 11th November 2022
      On another tour of Liverpool my friend and I were directed to look down the port hole outside John Lewis to see the original Liverpool dock. We could see nothing! Then we saw this tour and what a... Read full review
    • joanaS228GM
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      Amazing history right under our noses!
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 11th November 2022
      Amazing history literally right under our noses! We went on the old dock tour which is under the Liverpool One shopping area. I’ve always wanted to go since I saw the Time Team programme about its... Read full review
    • 2016_Happy_Traveller
      Trip type:
      Friends getaway
      The Old Docks Uncovered, Liverpool
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 2nd December 2022
      This was a fascinating insight to the nautical heritage of Liverpool, the guides Gary and Simon lead us down into the depths of the archaeological dig which exposed the original Liverpool dock. The... Read full review

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    Open (1 January 2022 - 31 December 2022)

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