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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.

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!


For more information, you can speak to Albert Dock Visitor Centre, which you’ll find in Anchor Courtyard.

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

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    8947
  • Very Good
    4090
  • Average
    710
  • Poor
    78
  • Terrible
    43

Recent Reviews:

  • Steve H
    United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Excellent historic walking area in the Liverpool docks and its free!!
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 21st February 2018
    One of many old dock areas in Liverpool and converted in to a tourist area with bars, clubs, café's and restaurants free museums and see the ships on the Mersey. Really nice place to stroll around in... Read full review
  • Phil R
    Street, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Stunning
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 21st February 2018
    The area around Albert Dock offers a huge array of activities to suit all tastes and has a large number of eateries as well. We spent an hour or two looking around the maritime and slavery museums... Read full review
  • emmanlee
    Cradley Heath, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Lovely
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 20th February 2018
    The Albert Dock is lovely, lovely views and a few shops and restaurants. The only trouble is they all shut early. You can walk all round by the docks and there’s cafes and shops etc. It’s a lovely... 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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Saturday, 12th May 2018 - Sunday, 13th May 2018

Steam on the Dock
more info

Saturday, 25th August 2018 - Monday, 27th August 2018

Folk on the Dock
more info

Thursday, 5th April 2018 - Sunday, 8th April 2018

Heritage on the Dock
more info

Friday, 25th May 2018 - Monday, 28th May 2018

Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta 2018
more info

Saturday, 15th September 2018 - Sunday, 16th September 2018

Pirates on the Dock
more info

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