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Merseyside Maritime Museum

Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AQ, England
+44 151 478 4499
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At Merseyside Maritime Museum you can explore the history of the great port of Liverpool, with four floors of galleries: Seized! The Border and Customs uncovered; the Emigration gallery; Liverpool: World Gateway; the Titanic, Lusitania and Empress of Ireland gallery; the Battle of the Atlantic; the Art and the Sea Gallery; and the temporary exhibition space. The museum also includes the 2010 Michelin Guide-listed Maritime Dining Rooms, a café, shop and lecture theatre.
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Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AQ, England
+44 151 478 4499
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This museum is packed with models of ships, art work, ships in bottles and more. A whole section is dedicated to the Titanic which was built in Liverpool. And all set in the Albert Dock. Well worth a visit

Thank Penny C
Reviewed yesterday

I was disappointed with this museum. There are displays on the Titanic and the Lusitania and a selection of sea paintings (nice) but there was nothing that struck me as specially interesting - although the parties of school kids seemed to be having a great...More

Thank David B
Reviewed yesterday

This is a large museum with many sections. We toured the Lusitania bit and it was fine. Then we went to the Titanic which was misleading. As you go in it claims this was a Liverpool ship. It was not. It was built by a...More

Thank DaoHaddington
Reviewed 3 days ago

A good range of permanent and changing exhibitions linked with ships and shipping. Researchers need to be aware that (apparent) budget cuts has resulted in access to the library being limited to Mondays and Tuesdays.

Thank Douglas H
Reviewed 4 days ago

The maritime museum was interesting and quite an education. There was a lot of information on the Titanic and the whole thing was really good. The Slave Museum was really interesting and thought provoking, well worth seeing. The fact that it was free, like many...More

Thank Sandra J
Reviewed 4 days ago

good layout in iconic setting.much of interest. excellent comment but place getting tired.have visited many times with visitors to Liverpool. they are always impressed.

Thank 51red7
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited the museum and took each floor one at a time and enjoyed every part of it. Even the sad story albeit again, of the Titanic and Lusitania. The models of ships etc put Airfix down in to the non-league status.

Thank Rod C
Reviewed 5 days ago

If visiting with children check out the Liverpool Galleries and Museums website or pick up a "What's on?" leaflet to find out what special activities are being organised for kids. The interactive "customs" experience is something children from four up will thoroughly enjoy and it's...More

Thank p2northwest
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Maritime Museum is situated in the Albert Dock itself. I didn't think that it would be this good... the exhibits are second to none, the mock up of the slave ship is so relistic you believe you are actually there. We took a long...More

Thank Pentraliv
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well thought out displays with some fascinating information, only comment is that some displays are showing age and lack of maintenance ( lights not working when you push buttons etc) I suggest that they need to check all the displays and do some repair work

Thank 250ABR
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How close is the museum to where the cruise ships dock?
4 March 2017|
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Response from chappers56 | Reviewed this property |
We didnt see a cruise ship but the terminal is 10 minutes walk away so close.
Buongiorno, Ho un piccolo nipote appassionato della storia del Titanic. Vorrebbe vedere il museo. Ha 6 anni. Pensate che il museo sia realmente completo ed interessante ?? Attendo notizie, grazie
18 September 2016|
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Response from enjoyinglife49 | Reviewed this property |
Great place to go to very interesting for all the family.
Hi I'm bringing a small mini bus of elderly people who have reduced mobility. where is best to park so they can get off close by? Many Thanks
10 July 2016|
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Response from holisticliving | Reviewed this property |
There is a drop off point nearby, but best to phone them directly and ask.