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:

  • IAN B
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Old Liverpool wet dock.
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 1st November 2018
    Enjoyed my visit to this old wet dock. Our tour guides were most informative. The part that fascinated me most was the tunnel that was found connected to the dock which lead up to the old Liverpool... Read full review
  • Andy B
    Krakow, Poland
    Trip type:
    Family
    Original Liverpool Wet Dock
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 9th November 2018
    Hidden beneath the new John Lewis store is the origin of Liverpool's historic existence and prosperity. The world's first wet dock. Take a free tour of this hidden gem given by very knowledgable... Read full review
  • Scenic25612667200
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Fascinating Tour!
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 12th November 2018
    Excellent tour around the Old Dock today. Our guides, Danny and Gary were so well informed and made the tour very interesting - plenty to see and able to take photos. More people need to hear about... 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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