Merseyside Maritime Museum

Merseyside Maritime Museum

Attractions and Tours in Liverpool, North West England

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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.

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Attractions and Tours in Liverpool, North West England

Liverpool: 50-Minute Mersey River Cruise

Join us for a River Explorer Cruise aboard our world-famous Mersey Ferry. For just under an hour, you can sit back, relax and soak in the riverside scenery and landmarks that have put Liverpool on the map. Our expert commentary will make you feel right at home as you discover the things that make our city region so vibrant today. The cruise is a ‘must do’ as part of any visit to Liverpool.

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Liverpool Slavery Walking Tour – Commercial Side

This tour will take you round the original seven streets of Liverpool and explore the banks, offices and very streets that the slavers walked and conducted their everyday business. Visit places where slaves were traded on the streets of Liverpool and even visit a pub that existed in the days of the early slave traders.

The whole of Liverpool was mortgaged for £10,000 to fund the construction of the world’s first commercial tidal dock. Learn how this was a major turning point for Liverpool. See some of the places where slaves were sold in Liverpool and newspaper adverts announcing the sale.

Take a walk along Castle Street (one of the original streets of Old Liverpool) and see the building where the only branch of the Bank of England existed outside of London. Such was Liverpool’s dominance of the transatlantic slave trade that one in five African captives crossing the ocean was carried in a Liverpool slave ship. Come to Liverpool and Discover. Minimum booking is for 2 people

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Liverpool & The Beatles Rail Day Trip from London

Discover The Beatles’ hometown on this rail day trip to Liverpool from London. Visit The Beatles Story attraction, packed with memorabilia and replicas of Beatles’ sites; and enjoy a Magical Mystery coach tour of locations linked to the Fab Four including Penny Lane and the Cavern Club.

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Liverpool’s Hidden Histories: A Self-Guided Walking Tour

Explore Liverpool’s links to the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the American Civil War at your own pace with this affordable audio tour. • Find out if the Civil War really end in Liverpool and what a fountain in the city centre fountain has to do with the slave markets of Senegal • Hear from producer Tommy Allen who’s authored four books that unpack different aspects of Liverpool’s long history

Do it all in 40 minutes or longer at stops along the way with complete control over when you start and finish • Get unlimited use before your booking date and after it

Use the virtual tour option at home Once you’ve booked, you’ll receive a ticket with instructions and a unique code listed under “Before You Go”. Then simply install the VoiceMap app and enter your code. The app displays directions to the starting point, and when you’re in the right place, just pop in your headphones and tap start. VoiceMap has automatic GPS playback, with turn-by-turn directions. It also works offline.

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Liverpool the Beatles Legend Fab Four and Manchester City 2 Days Private Tour

Music, football, pride and tears. This Liverpool and Manchester tour is the blend of British popular music & sports legends as well as life on the sea. Both cities provide the spirit of football, music as well as industry. Liverpool is a naval city with its unique attractions, exciting events, world-class sports, outstanding musical cultural legacy, and renowned warm welcome.

Liverpool’s culture and heritage are right at the heart of the city with its largest collection of museums and galleries and of course the home of the world-famous Fab Four, the legendary Beatles. As for Manchester, as you would expect from the first modern, industrial city, not only well known for its warehouses, cotton mills, the viaducts and water channels, but also known with the spirit of football and its joy thanks to world-class stadium Old Trafford and National Football Museum in the heart of the city.

Let’s explore Britain’s most popular and iconic cities of all time in British sport & music culture.

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Liverpool Self-Guided Audio Tour

Short and highly selective information in the audio commentary for top 16 tourist attractions in around Liverpool Highlights of this Self-Guided Audio Tour • It allows you to go as per your own convenience of time, pace and location.

Simply use our personally created itinerary which starts from main train station of the city then gradually moves one by one (if required).

Not necessary to download any location tracking apps. It can be listened online in any devices (smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc.)

Available in multiple languages, you can choose the one you’re most comfortable with (should be selected at the time of booking)

It is one of the best options with lowest price for travelers who prefer flexibility on their tour.

If you have any questions about any attractions, No worries, we will answer in your language instantly.

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Private Walking Tour of Liverpool

Liverpool is one of the world’s most distinctive and creative cities. From its stunning World Heritage waterfront to its vibrant culture, stylish shops, and restaurants, it’s a city with a unique spirit and personality.

With a local, charismatic guide, you will see the best historical and cultural sites in the city. Do you know that Liverpool has one of the largest collections of English art? Take in one of the finest neo-Grecian buildings in the world and the oldest art center in Great Britain.

Wander through the historic Albert Dock. What makes it so special? Hear the story about the legendary Beatles and their history. The iconic group has definitely left its mark on the city! Do you know that Liverpool holds the Guinness Book of Records title for being the Capital of Pop?

The city has become a modern hub for art and culture so it is easy to see why it is one of the most popular destinations for international visitors.

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