The Royal Albert Dock

Albert Dock
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 4AF

Tel: +44 (0)151 707 0729

Families enjoying the Royal Albert Dock in the sunshine

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
    10409
  • Very Good
    4698
  • Average
    804
  • Poor
    97
  • Terrible
    45

Recent Reviews:

  • Mick P
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Always a good day out.
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 19th March 2019
    Always a favourite destination for an enjoyable day. No matter what the weather there's always plenty to choose from. Read full review
  • Charles_and_Susan
    Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    Wander around - shops and food plus The Tate
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 19th March 2019
    We were having a stroll around halfway through a visit to the M&S Bank Arena nearby, It was a very windy/wet/cold day so we didn't stop long but on a noce day would be good for a browse around. Read full review
  • GCD2311
    Runcorn, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Born in Liverpool down by the docks 💕
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 19th March 2019
    Yeah 💕Love love the Albert dock on the banks of the royal blue Mersey 💙 With it’s iconic buildings and vibrant life both during the daytime or nighttime. Take a ride on the big wheel whilst... Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019)
DayTimes

* Open Bank holidays. Bars are open until late

Awards

  • National AwardsDisabledGo DisabledGo 2013

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