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Merseyside Maritime Museum

NameMerseyside Maritime Museum
Date added20 Oct 2003

DetailsMerseyside Maritime Museum is in a former bonded warehouse, part of the historic Albert Dock on the banks of the River Mersey. The museum, opened in 1980, tells the story of one of the world's greatest ports and the people who used it.
External URLCheck out this website 
Visitors infoMerseyside Maritime Museum
Pier Head
L3 1DW
United Kingdom

Opening times
Open daily 10am-5pm (Edmund Gardner 11am-4pm summer only).

Ships & quaysides are closed during the winter. Please check dates with the information desk on telephone 0151 478 4499, international telephone +44 151 478 4499.

Maritime Archives and Library
Open Tuesday-Thursday 10.30am-4.30pm.

Admission charges
Admission to all the National Museums Liverpool venues is FREE.

Please note that a supplementary charge applies to Liverpool Museum's Planetarium, the Maritime Archives and to selected activities, events and exhibitions.

For further details call any National Museums Liverpool information point or telephone 0151 207 0001 (international telephone +44 151 207 0001).

Car Parking
Car park (fee). Free car and coach parking is available at the adjacent King's Dock.

Access for people with disabilities There is access for visitors with disabilities to all National Museums Liverpool, although limited restrictions apply.

All sites have adapted toilet facilities, with the exception of the Piermaster's House.

There are two ramped accesses (gradients 1:12 and 1:15) and a lift to upper floors. Unfortunately the following areas are inaccessible to wheelchair users:

Museum ships
Education suite
Transatlantic Slavery Gallery
Emigration Gallery

However, there is a video viewing area for the Transatlantic Slavery Gallery and the Emigration Gallery on the ground floor.

Quaysides are accessible to wheelchair users, although uneven; there is an even paved walkway from the building to the Museum of Liverpool Life.

Sound sticks (telephones) can assist people using hearing aids in most parts of these museums, except for some features of the Battle for the Atlantic exhibition.

Light levels in the Transatlantic Slavery Gallery are low because of the sensitivity of objects.

Wheelchair access is not possible to Piermaster's House or Edmund Gardener pilot boat.

Guide and hearing dogs welcome.

Table service, braille and large print menus are available in the cafe. Seating is available in the galleries.

Caf and shop
Overlooking the Albert Dock, the caf offers a selection of hot and cold meals, cakes and refreshments. The museum shop has a wide selection of souvenirs and gifts, including books, postcards and posters.


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