Maritime Archives & Library

Merseyside Maritime Museum
Albert Dock
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 4AQ

Tel: 0151 478 4424

Fax: 0151 478 4590

Maritime Archives & Library

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About

Located on the second floor of the Merseyside Maritime Museum on the Albert Dock, is the Maritime Archives and Library. Within this library, visitors will find a collection of maritime books and documents spanning centuries. 

The Maritime Reference Library contains printed books, leaflets and periodicals including Lloyd's List from 1741, Lloyd's Register of Shipping from 1764, Lloyd's Captains' Registers, 1874-1887, and the national set of Customs Bills of Entry for Britain and Ireland, 1820-1939. Please note it does NOT hold official lists of passengers or emigrants or official records of seamen, but can advise on the location of records elsewhere.

Further information
The Maritime Archives collection relates to the port of Liverpool in its widest sense and includes:

- Mersey Docks & Harbour Company
- Liverpool Registers of Merchant Ships
- Shipping company records, including Alexandra Towing, Bibby, Brocklebank, Ellerman, Hall, John Holt, Lamport & Holt, Ocean (Blue Funnel, Elder Dempster, China Mutual SS Co., Glen Line), Pacific Steamship Navigation Company.
- Slavery records
- Seaman's charity and educational records
- Examples of career and personal papers of seamen and passengers
- Shipping and trade associations
- Merchants and family records
- Photographic collections
- Ship plan collection, maps and charts
- Research collections including Liverpool Nautical Research Society, Docklands History Survey, emigration records held in the UK and elsewhere.

For more information about the collections at the Maritime Archives, visit their website.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The Maritime Museum is located at the Albert Dock on Liverpool's famous waterfront, adjacent to the Pier Head. Please note that the riverside walkway between Pier Head and the Albert Dock will be closed while construction takes place in the area.

Public Transport Directions

Located in the Albert Dock complex, the nearest train station is at James Street.

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Opening Times

Open (1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018)

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