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Merseyside Maritime Museum

Address: Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AQ, England
Phone Number: 0151 478 4499
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Ranked #11 of 290 things to do in Liverpool
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty museums, 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...
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Attraction details
Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This musuem is housed in a refurbished warehouse on Albert Dock so is well located for its subject.The Titanic exhibit and the display featuring the practice of sending orphans overseas alone by sea ,which only ceased in 1967,were both very interesting. Cafe limited , unimaginative food,coffee quite good!

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St John-in-Cornwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We visited this museum late in the afternoon and so were unable to give it the time that it deserves. We were able to get a taste however and saw the emigration and titanic exhibitions. Both were very thought provoking with great historical exhibits and many first hand stories. We have always wanted to visit but have never been able... More 

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Kangar
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

A good museum on Liverpool as a port. The display for Titanic is very touching. Location of the museum by the riverside is also nice, as you can take a stroll afterwards or beforehand.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Came here when I first moved to Liverpool wanted to do everything a tourist would. Its a great museum and must have spent a few hours in here. A lot of interesting bits and bobs in here including a Titanic exhibition and Slavery too. Would recommend people check this museum out, and it is such a lovely building and in... More 

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scarborough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Strolling liverpool docks and came across this beauty. My son is so interested in titanic so this was 'gold'. So much to see over 3 floors and above all else was free. I was amazed. Liverpool you have such a fab city!! Top marks all round!!

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We went here on a recent break away to Liverpool. I was only intending to visit the slavery section within the museum. Luckily we had time to explore all of the museum. My 4* rating is due to the fantastic Titanic exhibition we saw. I didn't realise this was even here so I was very pleased as the history of... More 

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Brighouse, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Free entry for a start so well worth a look. It was really interesting to see and hear the experiences f those involved in maritime years. Loads to see, read and listen to.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Coming from a Maritime background myself I was especially looking forward to this museum and I was impressed with the visit. Liverpool historically being one the worlds great maritime cities this place had a lot to share. Ship building exhibition, slave trade, The emotional child immigrants to Australia exhibit was something that came as a surprise. The Titanic Exhibit contained... More 

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Merseyside, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is one of the great museums of Liverpool and in a fab location on the waterfront at the Albert Dock. There is always something special here to see. The Titanic displays and interactive shows are very moving. We just caught up with the exhibition of classic travel posters and the very moving exhibition on the ground floor or child... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My review only concerns the slave trade exhibition as that was all the time I had for. This started very well with some genuinely interesting insights and articles that reflected a disturbing subject that everyone should know more about. Unfortunately, rather than delivering a complete picture of the slave trade from start to finish - on topic as it were,... More 

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