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The Albert Dock

Albert Dock
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 4AF

Tel: +44 (0)151 707 0729

A dazzling light display at the Albert Dock in 2016

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
    8681
  • Very Good
    3964
  • Average
    681
  • Poor
    74
  • Terrible
    39

Recent Reviews:

  • Mandy S
    Stratford On Avon, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Lovely Docks
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 23rd November 2017
    Great to see, currently (November), fun fair, etc. Great to see and revamped shops and restaurants to visit Read full review
  • Julie H
    Rhondda Cynon Taff, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Lovely
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 22nd November 2017
    Lovely place, clean and interesting! Loads of museums from the beatles story to the Martime Museum (this is a must!! Very interesting Titanic display! Albert Dock has a number of Bars and Restaurants... Read full review
  • Liz C
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    A must-see
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 22nd November 2017
    Definite must see if you are visiting Liverpool - plenty to do around the docks including restaurants, bars, the Tate and a couple of museums. Wrap up warm if you do go - always quite windy down... Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 January 2017 - 31 December 2017)
DayTimes

* Open Bank holidays. Bars are open until late

Awards

  • National AwardsDisabledGo DisabledGo 2013

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