*TEMPORARILY CLOSED* Merseyside Maritime Museum

Albert Dock
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 4AQ

Tel: +44 (0)151 478 4499

*TEMPORARILY CLOSED* Merseyside Maritime Museum

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
ExhibitionsFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

About

In line with government recommendations, all National Museums Liverpool venues are temporarily closed to the public until further notice to support efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). For more information please visit the National Museums Liverpool website. ​​​​​

Submerge yourself in Liverpool’s historic seafaring past at the Merseyside Maritime Museum.

Located in the heart of the Albert Dock, it’s the ideal location to explore and uncover the development of the world famous port. Boats, paintings, ship models, ship wrecked objects, uniforms and more.

Merseyside Maritime Museum brings Liverpool’s nautical history to life. Discover the city's pivotal role as the gateway to the new world.

Highlights include the Life at Sea display, telling the story of the merchant navy. Children and and families can learn about Liverpool's role in The Battle of the Atlantic during World War Two.

Throughout the museum you’ll find exhibits, trails and free events perfect for the little ones.

To find out what trails and activities are taking place, just visit the information desk when you arrive and ask a member of the friendly museum team. Here you can also book onto the eye-opening tour of the Old Dock, taking you underground into the world’s first commercial enclosed wet dock. During the summer months,

Immerse yourself in the Museum’s extensive Maritime archives. See how artists have portrayed the port of Liverpool and the many ships once found on the river Mersey in the Art and the Sea Gallery, and enjoy a changing temporary exhibitions programme.

At the information desk you can also book a tour of the Old Dock, the world’s first commercial enclosed wet dock, and during the summer months, the Edmund Gardner pilot ship.

Seized! The border and customs uncovered, the national museum of the UK Border Force can be found in the basement, while the International Slavery Museums is on the third floor.


Free WIFI.
Free entry.

Video

  • Merseyside Maritime Museum

Facilities

Other

  • Car Parking
  • Disabled Access
  • Free Admission
  • Gift Shop
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Large Parties
  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Schools Accepted
  • Shop

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Switch accepted
  • Visa accepted

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.

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2020
  • Excellent
    3829
  • Very Good
    1813
  • Average
    350
  • Poor
    45
  • Terrible
    17

Recent Reviews:

  • BUCEPHALES
    CUMBRIA,ENGLAND
    Engrossing.
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 25th March 2020
    Yet another jewel in the museum crown of Liverpool. The displays and contents are engrossing. And it's free. Astonishing, but you should put at least a fiver in the receptacles...worth far more than... Read full review
  • TwoRegularTravelers
    Superb Maritime Museum
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 7th April 2020
    Best Titanic related exhibit I've seen; beats Southampton's large museum by miles. Excellent section on WWII as well. The Slavery Museum is a bit out of place situated within this museum and throws a... Read full review
  • Kitty C
    Swadlincote, United Kingdom
    Well worth a visit!
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 30th July 2020
    My son and I visited on our trip to Liverpool and it was one of the best museums I have been too. There are so many interesting and informative exhibitions including ones on the Lusitania, the... Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 January 2020 - 31 December 2020)
DayTimes
Monday10:0017:00*
Tuesday10:0017:00*
Wednesday10:0017:00*
Thursday10:0017:00*
Friday10:0017:00*
Saturday10:0017:00*
Sunday10:0017:00*

* The Piermaster's House open daily 10am-4.30pm.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Awards

  • National AwardsDisabledGo DisabledGo 2013
  • Regional AwardsLiverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2018 - Winner Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2018 - Winner 2018

Gradings

  • VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS
VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS

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