Maritime Museum

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Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool, image courtesy of venue

Liverpool has a long nautical history and the Maritime Museum in the historic Royal Albert Dock is the perfect place to get a feel for the small inlet that grew to become the gateway to the world.

Inside the same building, you’ll also find the International Slavery Museum, a uniquely important site of interest in its own right. Maritime Museum tells the story of the Port of Liverpool, which has been graced by some of the finest ocean cruisers and transatlantic liners that made this a global trading city. It was from Liverpool that the Titanic set off on her fateful maiden voyage and the story is told in a permanent exhibition that also explores the fate of Lusitania and Ireland Empress, both of which have strong links with the city.

You will also find lovely maritime art Seized!, the national museum of the UK Border Agency ‘s contraband display; and a themed Sea Urchins play area for kids. There’s also the customary cafe and shop – which is a bit unremarkable, but does the job.

Albert DockLiverpoolL3 4AQ View map
Telephone: 0151 478 4499 Visit Now

Accessibility

Fully wheelchair accessible

Admission Charges

Free

Children and Families

Baby changing facilities, children's menus, family-friendly activities

Services and Facilities

Collection, exhibitions, library, events, cafe, restaurant, picnic area, shop

Opening Hours

  • Monday10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday10:00am - 5:00pm

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

What's on at Maritime Museum

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ActivityLiverpool
Old Dock Tours, Liverpool

The Old Dock tour is a treat for younger and older visitors alike, fans of Liverpool’s maritime past, and anybody curious about local history.

£8.50 with concessions

What's on near Maritime Museum

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ActivityLiverpool
Old Dock Tours, Liverpool

The Old Dock tour is a treat for younger and older visitors alike, fans of Liverpool’s maritime past, and anybody curious about local history.

£8.50 with concessions
Seeing Things Poster Front
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Seeing Things at The Edge

‘Seeing Things’ at The Edge in Wigan, gathers the work of nine local artists in an effort to bring art and related activities closer to the community.

free entry

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