Merseyside Maritime Museum

Albert Dock
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 4AQ

Tel: 0151 478 4499

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
ExhibitionsFree

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

About

Submerge yourself in Liverpool’s historic seafaring past at the Merseyside Maritime Museum.

Located in the heart of the Albert Dock, it’s the ideal location to explore and uncover the development of the world famous port. Boats, paintings, ship models, ship wrecked objects, uniforms and more.

Merseyside Maritime Museum brings Liverpool’s nautical history to life. Discover the city's pivotal role as the gateway to the new world.

Highlights include the Life at Sea display, telling the story of the merchant navy. Children and and families can learn about Liverpool's role in The Battle of the Atlantic during World War Two.

Throughout the museum you’ll find exhibits, trails and free events perfect for the little ones.

To find out what trails and activities are taking place, just visit the information desk when you arrive and ask a member of the friendly museum team. Here you can also book onto the eye-opening tour of the Old Dock, taking you underground into the world’s first commercial enclosed wet dock. During the summer months,

Immerse yourself in the Museum’s extensive Maritime archives. See how artists have portrayed the port of Liverpool and the many ships once found on the river Mersey in the Art and the Sea Gallery, and enjoy a changing temporary exhibitions programme.

At the information desk you can also book a tour of the Old Dock, the world’s first commercial enclosed wet dock, and during the summer months, the Edmund Gardner pilot ship.

On the 4th floor, enjoy incredible food accompanied by stunning views of the Albert Dock and waterfront at the 2010 Michelin Guide-listed Maritime Dining Room. On the ground floor, the Quayside Café serves lighter bites and refreshments and nearby is the shop for all of your nautical-themed souvenir needs.

Seized! The border and customs uncovered, the national museum of the UK Border Force can be found in the basement, while the International Slavery Museums is on the third floor.


Free WIFI.
Free entry.

Video

  • Merseyside Maritime Museum

Facilities

Other

  • Car Parking
  • Disabled Access
  • Free Admission
  • Gift Shop
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Large Parties
  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Schools Accepted
  • Shop

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Switch accepted
  • Visa accepted

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.

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    3400
  • Very Good
    1605
  • Average
    304
  • Poor
    36
  • Terrible
    15

Recent Reviews:

  • Teresa H
    Maritime Museum Great. Slavery Museum Dire
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 15th July 2018
    I enjoyed the museum. Lots of ships outside. Good sections on The Titanic, Mauritania etc with models, artefacts and such like. Good displays. The Slavery Museum on the other hand was a travesty... Read full review
  • JerryFn
    Herefordshire, UK
    Trip type:
    Family
    Wonderful models and history of the maritime companies.
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 14th July 2018
    Visited this twice. Loved it both times. Don't underestimate the time required to really see everything. The Titanic exhibition will greatly benefit the place. Very comprehensive. A great display... Read full review
  • andy j
    Trip type:
    Family
    Pretty comprehensive coverage of Mersey maritime coupled with the slavery perspective
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 14th July 2018
    We thought we would get around this museum in an hour and a half. Wrong wrong wrong. Ran out of time and barely scratched the surface. This is a detailed looks at multiple aspects of maritime, and... Read full review

Awards

  • National AwardsDisabledGo DisabledGo 2013
  • Regional AwardsLiverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2018 - Winner Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2018 - Winner 2018

Gradings

  • VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS
VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS

Opening Times

Open (1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018)
DayTimes
Monday10:0017:00*
Tuesday10:0017:00*
Wednesday10:0017:00*
Thursday10:0017:00*
Friday10:0017:00*
Saturday10:0017:00*
Sunday10:0017:00*

* The Piermaster's House open daily 10am-4.30pm.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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