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Old Dock Experience

Starting from Merseyside
Maritime Museum
Albert Dock
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 4AQ

Tel: 0151 478 4296

Old Dock Experience

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Child TicketFree
Adult TicketFree

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

About

Liverpool’s revolutionary Old Dock - the world’s first commercial enclosed wet dock.

Free ticketed tours for schools and members of the public will start from Merseyside Maritime Museum.

The internationally-important Old Dock has been carefully preserved under the new Liverpool ONE. For the first time in centuries the bed of the Pool - the creek that gave Liverpool its name - can be seen.

The Old Dock was discovered during excavations in 2001 after being buried since 1826. Developers Grosvenor preserved the dock and are making it publicly accessible as an important reminder of Liverpool’s historic status.

Public tours are every Tuesday and school tours every Wednesday. Additional public tours may be held on Wednesdays during school holidays.

Schools and members of the public can book places, which are limited, by calling 0151 478 4296.
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Image © National Museums Liverpool

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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Recent Reviews:

  • kazzah1951
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Wet dock
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 19th February 2018
    Brilliant way to pass a few hours, the two guides were brilliant. Both very knowledgable, and made the tour very entertaining. Would recommend this tour, but u may need to book in advance Read full review
  • Tracey T
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    A Must See
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 19th February 2018
    Visited today excellent! A must see for anyone interested In Liverpool history and origin. Both guides were wonderful and entertaining young gentlemen (so sorry I am rubbish with names). Only lasts... Read full review
  • Amyyc3
    Cemaes Bay, United Kingdom
    Great tour
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 13th February 2018
    Me and my partner stumbled across this tour by accident yesterday and I'm so glad that we did!! What a brilliant and very educational tour. The guides Danny and John were brilliant and so passionate... Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018)

* Public tours will be held every Tuesday and school tours every Wednesday. Additional public tours may be held on Wednesdays during school holidays.

Schools and members of the public can book places, which are limited, by calling 0151 478 4296.

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