Old Dock Experience

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

Tel: 0151 478 4296

Old Dock Experience

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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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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:

  • TadEaM
    Wrecsam
    Trip type:
    Family
    Absolutely superb!
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 13th August 2018
    Not much to add to previous reviews, but wanted to acknowledge a wonderful tour. Danny was by far the best tour guide I’ve had the pleasure to be led by in many a year, enthusiasm, knowledge... Read full review
  • Jennifer H
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Fascinating history
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 11th August 2018
    Wow. Really good. Met in foyer of the maritime museum, our funny guides Dan and Gary took us on our dock tour giving very detailed information.Something that you must do yourselves so don't want to... Read full review
  • BarbaraGeorgiana
    Stoke on Trent
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Extremely interesting & informative
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 5th August 2018
    My sister recommended this tour, otherwise we wouldn't have known about it. It was so interesting - a crucial part of Liverpool's history which had lain buried for hundreds of years. Full marks to... 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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