Merseyside Maritime Museum

Merseyside Maritime Museum

The Merseyside Maritime Museum is a famous museum located at Liverpool’s Albert Dock.  It was established in 1980 in an old warehouse in the Albert Dock and features a collection of shipping records in the maritime archive and library.

It is open daily from 10am to 5pm except for Christmas closing at 2pm on 24th December and all day on 25th and 26th December and 1st January.

From time to time there are various lectures on Liverpool’s sea heritage at the Maritime Museum that visitors can enjoy on a regular basis.

In addition to this visitors can learn the fabulous history from slavers to luxury liners and discover Liverpool’s central role in centuries at sea.

Visitors can enter the Maritime Museum free of charge and learn the fantastic story of one of the greatest port’s in the world and the people who used it.  It highlights such events as Liverpool’s role in the transatlantic slave trade and emigration.

Furthermore, the Maritime Museum’s archive and library contains an excellent gallery collection of merchant shipping records and visitors can explore the history of the transatlantic slavery to find out about the role of merchant ships in World War Two and more. However, the previous dedicated Transatlantic Slavery gallery is now closed and has been replaced by the new International Slavery Museum

For more information on current exhibitions and development plans visit the official Maritime Museum website.