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Merseyside Maritime Museum Tours

Merseyside Maritime Museum
Discover Liverpool’s status as a British port city at the Merseyside Maritime Museum. Its three exhibition floors reveal the city’s nautical history, from its role in both World Wars to its darker past as a slaving port, as well as waterfront views of the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Royal Albert Dock and its industrial architecture.

The Basics
Ideal for history buffs, the museum’s artifacts—including objects from the Titanic, naval uniforms, and over 70 full-size vessels—provide insight into Britain’s imperial, commercial, and social history, with the International Slavery Museum and Border Force National Museum also on-site. Visitors based in London can take advantage of tours that offer single-day or multi-day excursions, which generally follow a comprehensive city sightseeing itinerary including the museum; some longer tours also visit Manchester.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Merseyside Maritime Museum is a must-do for history buffs, especially those interested in naval history, 19th- and 20th-century Britain, or transatlantic trade.
  • The family-friendly space offers baby-changing facilities, a breastfeeding-friendly environment, and a play area for under-8s on the first floor.
  • The museum is mostly wheelchair-accessible and autism-friendly. There is a Changing Places adapted toilet on the first floor.
  • Admission to the museum is free, though a small donation is encouraged.

How to Get There
The Merseyside Maritime Museum is situated on the Royal Albert Dock in central Liverpool. James Street Station is a 5-minute walk away, with direct service from Lime Street Station. Liverpool ONE Bus Station is across the road from the dock. Charged parking spaces are available in the Liverpool ONE complex.

When to Get There
The museum is open from 10am to 5pm daily except on Christmas and New Year’s bank holidays. It is a popular destination for school groups, so morning visits help beat the crowds. Quayside seasonal events, including summer festivals, can make the area very busy.

Dine Like a Queen (or King)
For sweeping views of the Mersey and beyond, as well as a portion of British fare, try the Maritime Dining Room, located on the building’s fourth floor. The restaurant offers afternoon tea and Sunday roasts, and the head chef has cooked for the likes of Queen Elizabeth II, who visited while on her Jubilee tour.
Address: Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3 4AQ, England
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5 Tours and Activities to Experience Merseyside Maritime Museum

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4-hour Door to Door Liverpool Tour in luxury transport (max 6 guests)

4-hour Door to Door Liverpool Tour in luxury transport (max 6 guests)

This is the only daily half day private Liverpool Tour available with a qualified Blue Badge Tour Guide and its unique feature is the use of luxury transport for up to 6 guests to see all the wonderful sites of the city centre and the suburbs and perhaps Iron Men statues on Crosby Beach. Your local fun tour guide will show you all of their favourite places and hopefully after the tour you will truly take a piece of this magnificent city away with you. You will have free time to buy souvenirs and the tour can include the pretty village of Port Sunlight and other places on the opposite side of the River Mersey. Its a great tour for a gift or that special occasion and you can tailor it especially for you. We do not have to include Beatles on this tour and we can adapt it to suit your friends and family in your social bubble when we meet you. This luxury tour is a luxury licensed Mercedes V-class which is sanitised and includes bottled water and free WI-FI.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$162.87
Price varies by group size
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$162.87
Price varies by group size
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Private Walking Tour: Liverpool Waterfront

Private Walking Tour: Liverpool Waterfront

The safety & health of our guests are always of paramount importance to us. Following the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic of 2020, we are ensuring more policies are in place & adhered to during all our tours. Discover one of the most stunning waterfronts in the world - Liverpool has a plethora of fantastic buildings and sights along the river Mersey. Explore the regenerated & stunning Royal Albert Dock with its internationally acclaimed museums and galleries. Experience the historic docklands brought to life by your knowledgeable guide. Gain a full understanding of how Liverpool became one of the world's largest ports & how, after years of industrial decline, the city & waterfront have become a culturally vibrant destination fit for the future. Your tour will include visits to two of the best regional museums & your guide will introduce the highlights & share some exciting stories to enrich your experience. Round off with a photo opportunity at the iconic Beatles Statue!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$230.73
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$230.73
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Taking safety measures

Private Walking Tour: Liverpool Waterfront & Royal Albert Dock

Private Walking Tour: Liverpool Waterfront & Royal Albert Dock

Discover one of the most stunning waterfronts in the world - Liverpool has a plethora of fantastic buildings and sights along the river Mersey. Explore the regenerated & stunning Royal Albert Dock with its internationally acclaimed museums and galleries. Experience the historic docklands brought to life by your knowledgeable and experienced guide. Gain a full understanding of how Liverpool became one of the largest ports in the world and how, after years of industrial decline, the city and waterfront has reinvented itself to become a culturally vibrant destination fit for the future. Your tour will include visits to two of the best museums in the region and your guide will introduce you to their highlights and share some exciting stories to enrich your experience along the riverside. Round everything off with a photo opportunity at the iconic Beatles Statue!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$210.37
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$210.37
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Private Walking Tour: Build Your Own Bespoke Liverpool Tour

Private Walking Tour: Build Your Own Bespoke Liverpool Tour

This 2-4 hour private tour is the perfect introduction to Liverpool and a great way to orientate and immerse yourself in the city. You can fully customise the tour - add city centre attractions (although no entrance fees are included in the tour cost)
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$223.94
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2-Hour Guided Walk Beatles & World Heritage

2-Hour Guided Walk Beatles & World Heritage

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Using a local tour guide on a safe guided walking tour in the fresh air will let you explore the pedestrianised area in the docks and the heart of the city. You will learn and see far more than if you attempted to visit on your own and your local Liverpool Tour Guide will help you to plan the rest of your visit. I am a Blue Badge Tour Guide and with a few other guides we have been operating the Liverpool Beatles Walk since 2014 and we are UKinbound Members of the year and very proud of what we do. We aim to showcase the city in a fun and informative way and in this world of Covid our tours are in small groups and avoid all the busiest places. I also have a private guided Fab6 Beatles tour in a luxury licensed car to Penny lane etc for 6-guests. I will also help you to safely plan the rest of your visit. This really is the best way to start your first visit to Liverpool and I very much look forward to seeing you.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.36
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