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Merseyside Maritime Museum

Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AQ, England
+44 151 478 4499
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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.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AQ, England
+44 151 478 4499
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Myself & 2 children (age 12 & 6) enjoyed a couple of hours here in the summer holidays. Lots of interactive exhibits to keep the kids entertained. Would return.

Thank Clare D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent exhibits. Be ready for stairs although I believe lift available. Each floor concentrated on a main topic really informative and comprehensive. On one level there was a local lady doing a tour who was describing her past family life back to her great grandmother...More

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent wealth of history with well thought out and topical displays. History had strong links with Liverpool and it's past. Informative and free!

Thank Harriet C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was the most interesting museum in Liverpool for me. Especially the slave exhibition. Very interesting lots of attention to detail. Well worth a visit.

Thank layla_4616
Reviewed 4 days ago

First of all, entrance to the Maritime Museum is free, so you've nothin to lose by visiting. Even if maritime history isn't your thing, there are so many interesting exhibits to see here. I had recently read the book Dead Wake about the Lusitania so...More

Thank Simon900
Reviewed 4 days ago

We spent a couple of hours in the maritime museum and found it very interesting. The sections about the slavery trade and the sailors who fought in the second world war battle of the Atlantic were really good. The background on the Titanic and Lusitania...More

Thank JanetNewcastle
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a fantastic place to visit-plenty to see and all with interesting stories.Titanic part was great as was the customs part.Also-it's free!!

Thank YOLO123
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

4 of us visited on a Wednesday afternoon when in Liverpool. Great museum with substantial sections on the Titanic, the Naval role in World War 2, Battle of the Atlantic and the Arctic convoys. Interesting sections also on the development of Liverpool through the ages,...More

Thank Andy S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Compared to Hamburg's wonderful Maritime Museum, Liverpool's is a poor relation, but it deserves to be visited, and it's free ! The top floor is a fine and honest account of Liverpool's close involvement with the Slave Trade. I particularly liked the way that the...More

Thank RBM056
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This whole museum is free,which is very good in my eyes,we visited the customs exhibition,very interesting,good interactive screens to play with,then we went upstairs to the Titanic exhibition,which is asboutely brilliant information from start to sinking,and then the aftermath of it,it sank in 2hrs 40...More

Thank Anthony A
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Jane W
16 August 2017|
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Response from Phil R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, probably even more at present as it is still school holidays.
Jane W
16 August 2017|
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Response from RichC_K | Reviewed this property |
there's plenty of interactive exhibits, plus the usual hidden item trail you get in museums. not sure about crafty things as I wasn't really looking for them, but there should be plenty to keep them entertained
12 August 2017|
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Response from pajg245 | Reviewed this property |
No need, we just walked in and there was no queue