U-boat Story

Woodside Ferry Terminal
Mersey Ferries
CH41 6DU

Tel: +44 (0)151 330 1444

A view across the sections of the massive grey U-boats. There are families walking around the submarine viewing points which are outside.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult Ticket£7.50 per ticket
Concession£6.50 per ticket
Child 5-15 years£5.00 per ticket
Family Ticket (2 adults & 3 children)£21.00 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.

Book Tickets



  • Accept Credit/Debit Cards
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • 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 330 1000 or log onto www.merseytravel.gov.uk


Opening Times

Open (1 January 2022 - 31 December 2022)

* Open every day apart from Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

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

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