Merseyside Maritime Museum, England

Merseyside Maritime Museum


Albert Dock
Liverpool Waterfront
L3 4AQ

Telephone: 0151 478 4499


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Free entry! Open daily 10am-5pm.

The Piermaster’s House: Daily 10am-4.30pm.

Enquiry subject to Seized: the border and customs uncovered enquiries,

Contact form

If you would like to book a general self-led visit then please use this form,

For Education bookings and enquiries

Floor Plan


  • The museum can be found in the basement of Merseyside Maritime Museum.
  • Unique partnership between National Museums Liverpool, the UK Border Force and HM Revenue and Customs.
  • It aim to help ensure that our way of life is fair, safe, civilised and protected.

Ground Floor

  • Quayside gallery
  • Quayside café and shop

First Floor

  • Lusitania
  • Battle of the Atlantic
  • Life at Sea
  • MV Derbyshire
  • Hello Sailor! Gay life on the ocean wave
  • Empress of Ireland
  • Sea Urchins
  • 40 minute film about the Mapping Memory project investigating Liverpool’s waterfront

Second Floor

  • Maritime Archives and Library
  • Art and the sea
  • Titanic and Liverpool
  • Changing Places toilet adjacent to Titanic and Liverpool

Third Floor

  • The  International Slavery Museum  is on the third floor.

Fourth Floor

  • Maritime Dining Room.
  • Lecture theatre and conference space.

Ships, quaysides and docks

  • Two historic vessels, the Edmund Gardner pilot ship and three-masted schooner De Wadden, are kept in dry dock opposite the museum.
  • There are buoys, anchors and other objects on the dockside, including the Lusitania propeller.
  • This area is not currently accessible for visitors but special tours of the Edmund Gardner can be booked during the summer.


Admission charge – Free entry to the museum

  • Cloakroom – Coin-operated lockers. Visitors avoid bringing large bags into the museum
  • Shop and Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Picnic area
  • Free Wifi
  • Group bookings
  • Noise levels
  • Displays
  • Baby changing facilities on several floors.
  • Breast feeding is encouraged.
  • Follow Matt the customs officer’s trail in the Seized! gallery in basement.
  • The Sea Urchins play area on the first floor – 8-years and under.
  • Free maritime-themed activities.
  • Our e-newsletter – free family exhibitions, events and activities.
  • A Family Guide leaflet – our venues and tourist information centres.
  • Wheelchair accessories.
  • The Richmond Hotel for Stay.
  • City Explorer buses tickets available in museum.

Cafe and Shop

Quayside Cafe: Daily 10am-4.45pm

For bookings and enquiries, call: 0151 478 4489

Online Form: online enquiries form

Menus: Quayside café menu

For Corporate Hire, events and Weddings, contact

Events team: 0151 478 4780


Maritime Dining Room

For Bookings, Call: 0151 478 4056.

Top Floor, Open: Daily 11.30am to 4.30pm.


Schools and groups

Booking team, Call: 0151 478 4788 or email us using this form

For group catering, email: maritimediningrooms@liverpoolmuseums.


  • Contact the information desk: 0151 478 4499
  • There are two ramped accesses (gradients 1:12 and 1:15) and a lift to all floors.
  • Ground floor and 4th floor: 8 persons per floor.
  • Basement and 1st to 3rd floors: 2 persons per floor.
  • Quaysides (when open) are accessible to wheelchair users, although uneven.
  • Inaccessible to wheelchair users – museum ships, the Piermaster’s House and some interactives in the Life at sea gallery on the first floor.


Visitors with mobility probelms may like to make use of Liverpool’s Shopmobility service.

Contact: 0151 707 0877.


For register on e-newletter, contact the link register

Border Force National Museum

Merseyside Maritime Museum
Albert Dock
Liverpool waterfront
L3 4AQ

Tel: 0151 478 4507

Maritime Archives & Library

Merseyside Maritime Museum
Albert Dock
Liverpool Waterfront
L3 4AQ

Tel: 0151 478 4424

Open hours: Mondays and Tuesdays 10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30-4.30pm.

Tours of Liverpool’s Old Dock

Free tours of Liverpool’s revolutionary Old Dock

Public tours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays – 10.30am, 12 and 2.30pm.

Booking, Call: 0151 478 4499

Group Bookings: If you are booking for a school group or an adult group, Call: 0151 478 4788.

Edmund Gardner

Free award-winning guided tours.

Tours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from June to September – 11am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm

Advance booking : 0151 478 4545.

Communication Team

Social Media

Freedom of Information (FOI)

Online – using this contact form

By post to:
Director’s Office
National Museums Liverpool
World Museum
William Brown Street
Liverpool, L3 8EN

By fax: mark your faxes for the attention of the Director’s Office and send to 0151 478 4321



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