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“Interesting Titanic material but only in the extra current exhibition”

Merseyside Maritime Museum
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US$200.68*
and up
Beatles and Liverpool Rail Day Trip from London
Ranked #18 of 242 things to do in Liverpool
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed 21 July 2014

The primary purpose for the visit was to look at the Titanic exhibits. The actual permanent part of the museum dedicated to the Titanic was slightly disappointing however the additional exhibition was very informative and educational. There are a few recovered items from the Titanic which bring it to life but there is plenty of other really interesting material.

We also took a quick look into the Slavery exhibition and were a little disappointed with that area, it felt disjointed and seemed to lack real substance. On the whole the museum can have a bit of a disorganised feel as the layout is somewhat confused.

Thank Justin H
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Displays are amazing! The Titanic, Lusitania and Empress of Ireland displays were very moving. We loved the art section and bought presents from the shop. Great coffee shop too!

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Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

As museums go, this is extremely interesting and informative. I don't usually enjoy museums but found the Maritime a refreshing insight into Liverpool's dock past. I especially liked the slave/race exhibition they had, which traced the pathway from Liverpool's role in slavery to the race riots a couple of decades ago. Overall a very informative and enjoyable experience in a good location very close to the docks.

Thank Nicole Alanna M
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

A 10 to 15 minute walk from Lime St Station. We saw the exhibition of Cruise Holiday posters, the Titanic section was very interesting dispelling some of the urban myths associated with the disaster. The highlight was the Museum of Slavery, which whilst harrowing in parts was very well curated.

Thank practicepacker
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

I was not too interested in the maritime museum although I appreciated someone with more of an interest would find it fascinating. I was more interested in the Slavery Museum, but this was a bit disappointing as it was very limited- bizarrely had lots of African arts and crafts but hardly anything about what reality was like for slaves making the journey to their destinations, or what it was like to be a slave in different parts of the world. These horrors were better represented in a special exhibition on the ground floor by a Jamaican artist, which had beautiful and heart-breaking pieces.

Thank Irene L
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