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At Merseyside Maritime Museum you'll find out about the companies, people and ships connected to this great port. You can see boats, paintings, ship models, objects from wrecks, ships, uniforms and much more. And it is all FREE!

In the basement you will find the Seized gallery; the national museum of HM Revenue and Customs. The displays tell the story of smuggling and Britain's taxes and duties. The Emigration gallery, where you'll find out about the nine million people who emigrated through the port, is also on this floor.

On the ground floor you'll find the entrance, the information desk and Liverpool: World Gateway, a display of ships and shipping companies.


There are several displays on the first floor. There's the popular Titanic, Lusitania and Empress of Ireland gallery. You can learn about Liverpool's role in The Battle of the Atlantic during World War Two, and find out what it's like to spend your LIfe At Sea.

The Maritime Archives and Library are found on the second floor. There's also the Art and the Sea Gallery, and the temporary exhibition space.

The third floor is home to the International Slavery Museum.

You'll find the Maritime Dining Rooms and the lecture theatre on the fourth floor of the museum.

There are ships, buoys, anchors and other objects displayed on the dockside. 

Open daily 10am-5pm.

The Piermaster's House open daily 10am-4.30pm.

FREE ADMISSION to the museum and all exhibitions and events.

Getting Here:
The Albert Dock is on the waterfront close to Liverpool city centre and the Liverpool One complex. It is clearly signposted from the motorway and other main routes into the city centre.

Merseyside Maritime Museum is about a 20 minute walk from Liverpool Lime Street station - Liverpool's mainline train station.
James Street station is about a 5 minute walk away. This station is served by the Wirral Line trains only.
Moorfields station, just off Dale Street, is about a 15 minute walk away. This station is served by the Southport-Hunts Cross, Ormskirk, Kirkby, West Kirby, New Brighton, Chester and Ellesmere Port line trains.

The Paradise Street interchange is the closest bus station, just across the road from the entrance to the Albert Dock.
The C4 city centre bus goes from Queen Square to the Albert Dock.

Contact Details:

Merseyside Maritime Museum
Albert Dock

L3 4AQ
Telephone: 0151 478 4499