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U-boat Story

Woodside Ferry Terminal
Mersey Ferries
CH41 6DU

Tel: 0151 330 1444

U-Boat Story

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Concession£5.50 per ticket
Adult Ticket£6.50 per ticket
Child 5-15 years£4.00 per ticket
Family Ticket (2 adults & 3 children)£17.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


View the amazing life on board a real German U-boat at this award-winning attraction. With original film archive and interactive displays you will witness all the dramatic action! U-boat Story tells the story of World War II German submarine U-534. 

You will see into the cross-sectioned submarine and discover its amazing story through a highly interactive and exciting exhibition.

At U-boat Story, you will be able to look into the U-Boat, now in four sections with glass viewing partitions, view its amazing interior and discover its surprisingly well preserved artefacts including a rare Enigma machine. 

Through the exhibition's interactive and audiovisual exhibits you will gain a unigue insight into life on board a submarine during wartime, and the enduring mystery of U-534. 

Make a day of it and take a Mersey Ferry to visit U-boat Story - entry to U-boat Story is now free as part of the Mersey Ferries River Explorer Cruise ticket so you can also enjoy the 50 minute River Explorer cruise with commentary. And why not have lunch or afternoon tea at Home Café which is situated within the historic Woodside Ferry Terminal. The café has a balcony overlooking the River Mersey, with unrivalled views of the famous Liverpool skyline.



  • Accept Credit/Debit Cards
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Cafe/Restaurant
  • Car Parking
  • Coach Parking
  • Gift Shop
  • Groups accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Children & Infants

  • Child Friendly

Map & Directions

Road Directions

U-boat Story is situated at Woodside Ferry Terminal, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH41 6DU. Leave M53 at Junction 1 signposted to All Docks (A5139), follow brown tourism signs and turn right at A554 roundabout, follow brown sign to Woodside; or via A41, follow signs to Birkenhead and then follow brown sign to Woodside.

Parking - Woodside Ferry Terminal has a pay and display car park (£1 per hour).

Public Transport Directions

Using Merseyrail's underground rail service, take the Wirral Line to Hamilton Square Station. Woodside Ferry Terminal is a 5-minute walk from the station. Or travel by ferry from our Pier Head, Liverpool and Seacombe, Wallasey Terminals. For further information on bus or rail links call 0151 236 7676 or log onto


Opening Times

Open (1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018)

* Prices and opening times valid until 31/03/2018

Opens 10.30am. Last Admission 4.00pm. Closes 4.30pm

Weekends and Bank Holidays:
Opens 10.30am. Last Admission 6.00pm. Closes 6.30pm

U-boat Story is open every day including Mondays.

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year's Day.


Mersey Ferries, City

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