The Albert Dock

Albert Dock
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 4AF

Tel: +44 (0)151 707 0729

The Albert Dock

About

With its history dating back to 1839, the Albert Dock has been on a rollercoaster ride; from dereliction to a complete regenerative transformation in 1988. Blending the old and the new, it now proudly holds the title of being one of the most visited tourist attractions in the whole of the UK, thanks to its extensive offer of restaurants, bars, hotels, museums and galleries. In June 2018, the Albert Dock was recognised by Her Majesty the Queen and is now officially the Royal Albert Dock. 

Located on Liverpool’s incredible World Heritage Site waterfront, the Albert Dock structure features the largest collection of Grade I listed buildings in the whole country. With such an impressive accolade, you’d be right in thinking that the attractions housed here are going to be something worth talking about.

Beatles fan? Well, the award-winning The Beatles Story is the perfect start. The world's largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to their lives and times takes you on an immersive journey; from the start of the band to Beatlemania, the memorabilia and fascinating facts make this one of Albert Dock’s best-loved sights. Pair that with a trip on the Magical Mystery Tour and you’re onto a winner.

Art lovers will be in their element at Tate Liverpool; Albert Dock’s home of British and international modern & contemporary art and culture. Past collections have included Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock and Picasso, what’s next? You’ll have to make a trip and find out!

Delve into Liverpool’s maritime heritage – and its connection to RMS Titanic - at the Merseyside Maritime Museum and discover the historical and contemporary aspects of slavery, and the part that Merseyside played in the slave trade at the International Slavery Museum.

With past events including British Style Collective, Folk festival on the Dock and the start of The Clipper Race, you can count on the Albert Dock to put on a bunch of spectacular events each year. To find out more, check our What’s On page.

And once you’ve seen it all, experience dozens of delicious dishes and pick-me-ups dotted around the Dock – from the pirate-themed The Smuggler’s Cove to the Italian delights of Gusto – and don’t forget nightlife entertainment like PANAM or Liverpool Comedy Central are always on hand once night draws in. No need to venture away once the fun is over, Albert Dock’s two hotels, Premier Inn and Holiday Inn Express, are on hand to make your experience as fuss-free as possible. What are you waiting for? Come and see the Dock!

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Albert Dock is situated on Liverpool's famous waterfront adjacent to the Pier Head, a mere stroll from the city centre and all its attractions.

Public Transport Directions

The nearest train station is Liverpool James Street.

TripAdvisor

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    9764
  • Very Good
    4441
  • Average
    768
  • Poor
    94
  • Terrible
    44

Recent Reviews:

  • stuartroberts1
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Great place
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 19th August 2018
    I have visited Albert Dock several times and loved it each time. Very vibrant yet at the same time very relaxed. So many places to eat and drink. And don’t miss The Tate gallery. Read full review
  • TnaG1
    Dublin, Ireland
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Buzzing spot!
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 19th August 2018
    Great variation of things to do as a visitor to the city. Artwork, architecture museums, restaurants & bars! Throw in an open bus tour along with a ferry across the Mersey - excellent few days! Read full review
  • Boys2325
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    Special place in a special city
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 19th August 2018
    Liverpool has some of the greatest history in GB. Take a trip to the Royal Albert Dock, eat, drink, shop, take in a show and stay the night! You can also catch a ferry across the Mersey, visit the... Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018)
DayTimes

* Open Bank holidays. Bars are open until late

Awards

  • National AwardsDisabledGo DisabledGo 2013

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Wednesday, 1st May 2019 - Friday, 31st May 2019

Steam on the Dock
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Friday, 24th August 2018 - Monday, 27th August 2018

Folk on the Dock
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Saturday, 15th September 2018 - Sunday, 16th September 2018

Pirates on the Dock
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Thursday, 2nd August 2018 - Wednesday, 22nd August 2018

Summer Football on the Dock
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