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Merseyside Maritime Museum

Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AQ, England
0151 478 4499
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As featured in 3 days in Liverpool
Ranked #11 of 135 Attractions in Liverpool
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: At Merseyside Maritime Museum you can explore the history of the great port of Liverpool, with four floors of galleries: Seized! The Border and... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Glasgow
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The sheer content you get in this museum for free is, as the title says, amazing. My partner and I spent a good portion of our day just wandering around all the various information points, learning about, what was a very grey area for me. They also have an exhibition on slavery upstairs which, while small is also very good.... More

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Atlanta, GA, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The Titanic was not the only ship to embark from the docks of Liverpool. Although the well trained guides of this museum will answer any questions you can come up with concerning the Titanic, there are hundreds of other stories to hear.

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Shropshire
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30 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

An amazing place and so full, I think even if you spent a week you still couldn't see it all. The Titanic exhibition was fantastic we just couldn't drag ourselves away.

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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39 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Free entry to the museum, I would have paid. The titanic display was very worthwhile as was the slavery display. Though we didn't get a chance to eat there the restaurant looked like an excellent place to visit. Allow a couple of hours to visit at least

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Barcelona
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We were the only two on this tour which was led by two brilliant guides, Danny and Yaz. They responded immediately to every question we asked with no delay or shilly-shallying or waffle. They clearly knew their stuff and gave us as much detail as we wanted. They were first-rate as guides and deserve much more opportunity to show off... More

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Not systematically laid out: you wander through and take your chance. Some exhibits are fascinating; others left me feeling I needed much more background information to make sense of them. One whole floor dedicated to the Int'l Slavery Museum, but here in particular, fewer items better presented would have made for a more enlightening visit.

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Redcar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We spent about 4 hours in the maritime museum most of it studying the titanic section. very good scale models of ships and subs used in both world wars along with Liverpool's part in the events . all in all a very well spent afternoon and as usual with most Liverpool museums free entry. and as always I left a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

It's a very interesting museum, with lots of distinct exhibits, but the layout was chaotic so it wasn't easy to tell which way to go round, or if we'd missed bits. This was particularly true of the slavery museum which didn't seem to follow any logical order or timeline. On the plus side - fab sausage rolls in the cafe!

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This is one you should not miss full of intersting stuff about Liverpool and maratime in general. Kids will like it

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Cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This museum deserves any award it may have earned. Its interesting, kept up to date, hands on experience for adults and children. Its one of the best museums I have ever visited.

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