We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Enjoyable and free”

Merseyside Maritime Museum
Book on TripAdvisor
More Info
and up
Beatles and Liverpool Rail Day Trip from London
Ranked #3 of 207 things to do in Liverpool
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Broughton Astley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
86 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Enjoyable and free”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

Very enjoyable place to visit, lots about the Titanic obviously but the section on the war was very enjoyable. Need to spare at least a couple hours to do it justice.

Visited May 2014
1 Thank 123sjaj
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

4,534 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hebrew first
  • Hungarian first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Dereham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed 20 June 2014

A very moving experience highlighting the impact the sea has had on the city of Liverpool over the past years

Visited June 2014
1 Thank Ian S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
82 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Very interesting exhibits in a fabulous dock-side setting”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Fascinating exhibits which relate to the history of Liverpool and the Slavery Museum is in the same building. The location at the docks is really great - lots to see, and plenty of cafes.

Visited May 2014
Thank brockie14
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Amazing museum well worth the visit”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

First of all the museum is located in the most beautiful surroundings on the very tidy, tourist friendly Albert Dock. The museum is situated in an old warehouse that is very spacious and this allows the exhibits to be well spaced and you don't feel like the exhibits are on top of each other.

The amount of exhibits and information in this museum is amazing. From slavery and the slave trade to customs and the Titanic experience. This museum literally has something for everybody and you could spend hours just wondering around looking at each and every exhibit.

This is one of the few museums that I've ever visited that tells the human side of events and disasters. The stories from people that have survived the Titanic and Empress of Ireland disasters are heart-breaking, The stories of the many people that didn't survive are obviously more painful but the stories are told in such a way that you feel connected to them and the museum does this in such a way that you don't feel disrespectful or intrusive.

This museum is not clichéd to the Titanic or Liverpool in general (Although it does influence a lot of the exhibits) but covers a wider variety of maritime ways and traditions.

The maritime museum has gift shop and places to eat. Its very clean and the staff are friendly and very helpful. Forget what you thought you knew and give this place a visit, its well worth it!

Visited June 2014
1 Thank BerniePaul
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level Contributor
36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Excellent and Free”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

So much to visit at the Albert Docks but being with a coach party only had a couple of hours. We chose the Maritime Museum. It covered 4 floors. The most informative to us was the floor on slavery. The floor covering the Titanic was very interesting with plenty of exhibits and information about the passengers. Pity we didn’t have more to really digest everything on show.

Visited June 2014
Thank superspray
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Merseyside Maritime Museum also viewed


Been to Merseyside Maritime Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing