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:

    • Marcela B
      United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Friends getaway
      A worthwhile tour!
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 11th December 2022
      This was a worthwhile tour with loads of history about Liverpool apart from going underground to see what is left of the old docks. The lady tour guide was excellent, funny and very knowledgeable... Read full review
    • Gill D
      Trip type:
      Friends getaway
      Fascinating dock history
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 27th January 2023
      Our tour guides Stephanie and Steve really brought this tour to life - so informative. It's a fascinating hour that takes you below Liverpool1 and its history. Although we visit Liverpool frequently... Read full review
    • I9504DJstephenj
      Trip type:
      Solo travel
      The Old Dock Tour
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 29th January 2023
      Underground to see the original dock walls now under John Lewis. Excellent tour and real history. The guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Read full review

    Opening Times

    Open (1 January 2023 - 31 December 2023)

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