Merseyside Maritime Museum

Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool: Hours, Address, Merseyside Maritime Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Merseyside Maritime Museum
4.5
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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pompeygeezer1999
Portsmouth, UK17 contributions
Well worth a visit.
Sep 2021 • Couples
Very good, well worth a visit. The international slaverary museum is also included, although that was alittle disappointing (think they were/are afraid of showing/advising of anything too dramatic??) Allow at least 90mins to get around though as the maritime section is very good.
Written September 26, 2021
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malc1005
Kettering, UK3,646 contributions
Great Museum
Sep 2021
A Great Museum, easy to find, and well worth a visit, make sure you have enough time free to take a good look.
Written September 22, 2021
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Sammy
Edinburgh, UK1 contribution
Patient and immensely helpful
Sep 2021 • Business
I visited the Archives in the Museum to try to find out something about my father’s merchant navy career. The staff could not have been more helpful. I had no idea where to start looking and only had a small scrap of information. They were patient and accommodating and steered me in the right direction. I found out more than I hoped to have done and the staff were able to advise how to continue my research. I am most grateful and the staff who helped me made my father’s stories come alive when I could see the documentary evidence. I can’t tell you how much this means.
Written September 18, 2021
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Christopher G
Oxted, UK418 contributions
Great Museum
Sep 2021
Spent around 3 hours at this museum that has so many interesting exhibits, well worth visiting if you want to understand Liverpool's maritime history
Written September 10, 2021
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weekak
Edinburgh, UK701 contributions
Titanic
Sep 2021 • Solo
I visited the maritime museum next and I was mostly interested in the titanic exhibition and learned about the Derbyshire ship still lost at sea. The titanic exhibition was fantastic, so fascinating and informative and mostly sad. I loved the full scale model of the titanic which I couldn’t even fit all in a photo, I loved reading the profiles of passengers who were either lost or saved and the film feature of the tragedy and audio sound effects, I think just this exhibition alone makes the whole museum worth visiting.
Written September 10, 2021
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223rosie
Peterborough, UK60 contributions
A Must when your in Liverpool
Aug 2021
Enjoyed the history of the Titanic and the Slavery Museum, Free entry was a bonus but we did buy some lovely things in the gift shop, and enjoyed a spot of lunch, a lovely well worth few hours soaked in History
Written August 31, 2021
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Tony McMahon
London, UK257 contributions
A must-visit in Liverpool
Aug 2021
Fascinating look at the history of the Titanic, the sinking of the Lusitania and the Slave Trade all in one building. I've been several times and taken friends. It's always very thought provoking. I guess because I've been several times, I'd like to see the exhibitions get updated and expanded. The Titanic in particular. But it's still great for a first time visitor. Think the slavery exhibition would be even more informative if it was more Liverpool specific - as the city was so involved in this terrible trade.
Written August 29, 2021
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Nigel G
Singapore, Singapore8,534 contributions
Good Museum with Local Focus also
Aug 2021 • Solo
Visited the Maritime Museum in Liverpool when there. Good experience. Most was open except the lower level which I believe focuses on Customs enforcement.

Plenty of focus on White Star and other local shipping interest. It was well presented and I think those who work in shipping appreciate it as much as the lay visitor.

Plenty on the role of the merchant fleet in the war years and during conflict. Careers in MN also well laid out as is the changes to a Seamans life over the last century. Great collection of memorabilia.

Lusitania and Titanic have special features.
Written August 29, 2021
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HolidaymakerfromHove
Brighton and Hove, UK924 contributions
Maritime Museum…..
Aug 2021
Very popular museum. Had to queue to get in. Free entry. Really enjoyed the Titanic exhibition and the customs exhibition.
Written August 18, 2021
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Jacqui F
London, United Kingdom190 contributions
Good museum of which the Slavery Museum is the most interesting.
Jul 2021
A good museum set over three floors. We spent most time in the 3rd floor Slavery Museum. The exhibition starts with a strange display of African artefacts and mock-ups of African buildings that didn’t feel entirely relevant, purely because there was little or no signposting to show how the artefacts relate to the slave trade. There is also very little about modern slavery but perhaps that is excusable given that this is a museum focussing primarily on the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Regardless of these points, over all the museum shows clearly how much of Britain’s wealth, and Liverpool’s in particular, were built on slavery. It’s shocking and disturbing in places, and rightly so, although it might not be great for small kids. The Titanic and Lusitania exhibitions on the floors are also interesting. However, we zipped through them quickly since the Slavery Museum has so much impact that the other floors seemed relatively humdrum by comparison.
Written August 17, 2021
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