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:

  • P1489KMjoans
    Liverpool's Hidden Gem
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 9th July 2022
    A fascinating tour, taking us below ground level to view the remains of the world's first commercial wet dock. Our guides, Gary and Liz, were extremely engaging and had a wealth of knowledge about... Read full review
  • BrynP27
    Horsham, United Kingdom
    Liverpool Old Dock Tour
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 28th July 2022
    What an excellent tour this was. Who knew what lies underneath our feet? Superb guides who were informative and entertaining. A real surprise is instore for those who want to know Liverpool's... Read full review
  • Selina M
    London, United Kingdom
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    Fascinating tour
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 3rd August 2022
    This was a fascinating insight into Liverpool's history. Our tour guide Gary was great - really funny and extremely knowledgeable. My kids (13 and 11) loved it. Would highly recommend. Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 January 2022 - 31 December 2022)

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