The Royal Albert Dock

Albert Dock
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 4AF

Tel: +44 (0)151 707 0729

The Royal 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
    10221
  • Very Good
    4609
  • Average
    796
  • Poor
    97
  • Terrible
    45

Recent Reviews:

  • Marta D
    Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    Interesting day out... and a lot of FREE things to do.
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 16th December 2018
    The art galary, titanic exhibition and slavery exhibition were very informative and really well set out. The restaurants all around the docks provide an eclectic taste in food, and there are a few... Read full review
  • John P
    Walsall, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Weekend break
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 17th December 2018
    Stayed at the Jury's Inn to see Andre Rieu in concert. Visited the dock and ate at Miller and Carter steakhouse. The dock has so many attractions including Tate gallery and numerous interesting... Read full review
  • Annie_in_Chania
    Chania Town, Greece
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Beautiful
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 18th December 2018
    We visited here on a pretty cold, wet and windy day but it was still very beautiful. We had lunch (can't remember the name of the place) and then visited a little museum house there from I think 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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