Visit the Merseyside Maritime Museum to learn about the fascinating history of the ships, boats and life at sea. You can even discover treasures from the ill-fated Titanic.

Set on the Albert Dock, the museum commands beautiful views over Mersey River and is a bustling part of Liverpool with plenty to see and do along the river bank, as well as further inland.

The museum collection was first open to the public in 1980 and to highlight Liverpool as the ‘Gateway to the World’. Much trading and movement of people has occurred from Liverpool docks over the many years, and, as a result, the history and the life of those in the sea trade are of huge importance to the people of Liverpool and to the rest of Britain.

The museum houses a superb collection that no history buff could possibly miss out on! If you are interested in the story of the Titanic beyond the Hollywood film, then this is the place to be. Visitors will have the chance to read letters that belonged to Titanic passengers, view the only surviving 1st class ticket to the Titanic, and see up close an apron that was worn by a Titanic survivor.

But the Merseyside Maritime museum is not just about the Titanic, but about all of Liverpool’s nautical history. There is a huge collection of items pertaining to maritime history. You can see paintings and model ships, and visitors can take a look through the maritime archives. There are also two ships kept in the dry dock for you to get up close to and explore.

Regardless of your level of interest in Liverpool, you will definitely enjoy what this museum has to offer. Once your trip’s over, you can walk down to any one of the other museums under the care of the National Museums Liverpool.

 

Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 4AQ
Tel: +44 151 478 4499
Times: Daily, 10.00 – 17.00