Merseyside Maritime Museum
Merseyside Maritime Museum
4.5
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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At 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 t a café, shop and lecture theatre.
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1-2 hours
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Derek H
89 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
Our city-staycation included a few days of play in Liverpool. We'd been recommended to visit the Maritime Museum beside Albert Dock. We did and were not disappointed.
It's an easy going venue with something for everyone and covering centuries of history... recent and way back.
The general upkeep was good, a handful of lamps out but, apart from that, the exhibits were well displayed with a good amount of background information.
Im no historian but felt both informed, engaged and really pleased to have visited... I highly recommend any visitor to the museum (and only a £5.00 donation is requested, card or cash). Elevated viewsof the Albert Dock are also possible from inside the top floors.
Written July 23, 2022
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Orator11
Singapore, Singapore5,166 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Great visit to the museum, especially as they currently have an exhibit focusing on the Titanic - what happened, who was on board, and the inquisition after.

There is also a section on the sinking of the Lithuania by a German U-boat, as well as the merchant navy during WWII.

There are excellent and detailed models and dioramas of ships, large and small.

Entry is free, but you encouraged to donate 5 pounds or more.
Written November 9, 2022
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Mel S
Swineshead, UK408 contributions
Jan 2023
We spent approximately 2 hours at the Maritime Museum. On entry, which was free we were greeted by friendly and helpful staff (there is a recommended donation of £5, but no pressure to donate). Great displays and loads of interesting maritime facts and stories. A must see in Liverpool.
Written January 31, 2023
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Ben S
6 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
A really interesting museum that's absolutely full of exhibits.

The only negative thing was the guy who collared us to answer a 'short' survey about the museum. It wasn't short at all and the questions included things like how much we were spending on various things, my job title etc. It seemed intrusive and unnecessary and kind of killed the good mood we were in before we left.
Written December 17, 2022
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Singleness_Expert
Greater Manchester, UK83 contributions
Jan 2022
I spent the whole of my visit at the basement level going round the emigation and 'Seized' exhibitions. Both were very educational and I would recommend concentrating on them, or other specific exhibitions of your choice, rather than trying to see the whole museum in a single visit. Firends who were with me went to the Titanic exhibition and were very moved by it.
Written January 16, 2022
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Bill P
Cwmbran, UK16 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
For me the section dedicated to the history of the slave trade was informative, upsetting and really gave perspective.
Very nicely curated museum, interesting from top to bottom. Free to get in but £5 donation is a small price to pay for such touching history and detail
Written October 28, 2022
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Peter L
Chelmsford, UK15 contributions
May 2022
An excellent museum, especially for anyone who has, or has had, relatives that are/were sailors. The items were well displayed, the exhibits so interesting and the museum so large that we underestimated the time that we would need to get round and we had to return the following day. The presentation on the second day that we went was about the role of the Wrens during the second world war. Delivered by an actor in uniform playing one of those Wrens it was well worth seeing.
Written May 18, 2022
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Lynn S
Nottingham, UK204 contributions
Dec 2021
A fascinating insight into the liners and other shipping information.
A must see attraction for all the family, exhibitions and interactive activities to become involved in.
One floor is dedicated to Titanic, so if your have a keen interest with the ship, it's a must see.
The museum is free to enter however it does ask for a £5 donation which is well worth the visit.
The gift shop was closed unfortunately when we visited.
Written December 31, 2021
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923Dan
Swindon, UK3,014 contributions
May 2022
Finally had the chance to visit the Merseyside Maritime Museum in the Albert Dock redevelopment.
Interesting, free to visit museum with displays on Cruise ships including Titanic and the Star Line, Marine Shipping and the most interesting display area on smuggling and border security.
A very good museum - though dark and claustrophobic inside at times - a constraint of the historic dock building, but needs better lighting in places.
Still, a nice afternoon in a museum.
Written June 19, 2022
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Marty & Pippa
Chorley, UK60 contributions
Oct 2022
The Maritime Museum in Liverpool is a must-visit for any day out in the area. We visited together in October 2022 and really enjoyed ourselves. Our favourite part was the Titanic stuff - really provokes the imagination and made us realise we didn't know as much about the disaster or ship as we thought after seeing the movie - ha. Fantastic.
Written March 3, 2023
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