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Merseyside Maritime Museum

Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AQ, England
0151 478 4499
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Ranked #13 of 136 Attractions in Liverpool
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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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 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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Went here specifically to see the slavery museum but from the ground floor, got caught up in the other exhibits. These included a fabulous display on the ground floor about the thousands of children from the UK that were sent out to other countries such as Canada, Australia and Rhodesia on the pretence that they were being sent to a... More

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Fantastic displays and so informative. Amazing how much you learn. Would highly recommend it. On the next floor is the slavery museum which is also well worth a visit.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Excellent exhibits, great stories to be told,well spaced out and location fabulous. Could spend all day looking around

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Really good for families as there are interactive things to do for children. Really interesting stuff particularly about the gay community among sailors. Good facilities throughout too. Highly recommend a visit and then go up to the Slavery Museum afterwards. Plus its free!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

So much to see we were mesmerised by the choice. We chose the battle of the Atlantic and the special display about children who were forced to emigrate. All excellently presented. Good cafe.

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Lanner, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Fantastic, well laid out venue. Very interesting and full displays. Lots to see, a little bit warm quite a few steps but there are lifts. Titanic display was fantastic.

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harrogate. north yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

We visited this new museum and found it astonishing, entertaining and a very worthwhile experience. Old and new alike being educated and enthralled at the same time. A must ! Whether your 60 or 6 years old !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

we called in with friends for a quick look round,didnt realise about slave trade through the port all those years ago.so much to see but was pressed for time.will sure take another look around when we visit liverpool again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Shows the history of Liverpool, it's music, docks, ships and of course it's people. It was all very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

I'll admit to being a maritime history freak, but that probably means that I expect a lot of a maritime museum. This one is really effective as it has a very clear focus and excellent exhibits, with display boards that illuminate rather than replace exhibits. Because of the forthcoming Lusitania exhibition, some of the museum was closed, but there was... More

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