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Merseyside Maritime Museum

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Address: Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AQ, England
Phone Number: 0151 478 4499
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: At Merseyside Maritime Museum you can explore the history of the great...
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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Good Lusitania exhibit

There was so much here it was really hard to know how to get through the museum and follow a story. But really enjoyed it. The collections are excellent and the space, though a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 NEW

There was so much here it was really hard to know how to get through the museum and follow a story. But really enjoyed it. The collections are excellent and the space, though a bit rabbit - warren like, was well used. The section on gays in the cruise trade was very interesting - a refreshing take on the history.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 NEW

The Maritime Museum is a very interesting museum to visit. It covers the maritime history of Liverpool and has many interesting and informative exhibits. There is a large section on the Titanic - with a large scale model, video presentations, artefacts and items from the ship and information about the 'White Star Line'. A fascinating and interesting section. Within the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Combined with the Museum of Slavery in the same building the combination is not only interesting but thought-provoking. I would definitely recommend a visit, combining it with the other museums nearby. Not only that, it's free to visit!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

There is so much to see and do in this museum, we visited for a good 2 hours but could have stayed longer if it was quieter and we were able to get at the interactive displays - the kids loved these! It's a free museum but not like the musky ones we have at home with run down or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

This museum, free to enter, is a great place for adults and kids. There is currently a Lusitania exhibition which is excellent and very informative. Lots of interactive stuff for kids and friendly staff.

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Horley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Loved every minute of our visit to this fantastic and interesting museum. There is an absolute wealth of memorabilia to view and so many interesting facts to take on board. Highly recommend this museum.

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Athlone, Westmeath, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Arrived at the museum with backpacks as we had checked out of our hotel. Very few lockers but you're able to bring your bags inside. Free entry but donations are appreciated. Lots of local history about Liverpool's maritime past. Might not be a place for children as there is alot of text to get through. There are very detailed model... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

This place is really impressive, but make sure you allocate plenty of time if you really want to explore it. We only had a couple of hours and whilst they were well-spent we could have spent much longer. The titanic exhibition on its own is worth a visit and we frankly didn't have enough time to properly appreciate the rest.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

yet another place in Liverpool to feel proud of. well situated near the waterfront. somewhere to take the kids and its free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Not too busy even at half term. Free entry and lovely restaurant on top floor with great view and kids 2 course meal for £5. Interesting info about Titanic and enjoyed the customs exhibition. It leads on to the Slavery Museum which was also good. Lots for kids to listen to, touch etc.

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