9 reviews of Merseyside Maritime Museum in English
Free entry and a huge amount of information that will be of interest to people of all ages. Videos, sounds, smells and lots of interactive (child friendly) displays.
Easily 4-6 hours of things to see and do.
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we visited the museum on 11/07/2010, its very informative and they have put together some brilliant displays. the slave material is the best, in depth and no stone unturned, excellent stuff, my 11year old step son was very interested.
i would definatley return as we didnt get to see it all the car park ticket ran out! but for all those wanting to learn about history its all here, wars, titanic and other great vessels, slave trade and much more, great day out!
This has always been a good day out…remember going there on a trip from primary school years ago. Recently it has had a pretty big refurb and much needed update of the slavery galleries - which includes lots of touchy exhibits (walk into, sit on, watch, etc.). The customs gallery is great as well.
With Liverpool One being so close you can just take a break from your shopping for a brief visit. There are plenty of bars and restaurants in the area if you need refreshments.
The best bit is that it is FREE to get in!
Went to this Museum with the in laws, my father in law was a sailor and we all found this really interesting. The exhibits are very interesting and the setting is perfect! You just soak up the whole maritime experience. The best for me was the guide who freely talked about his working life on the boats and had everyone captivated with his tales!
This museum is situated in the Albert Dock, very close to the Pumphouse pub. It is free entry and is based over a number of floors in an old warehouse. Don’t worry though, it is all modern now, with lifts and restaurants etc.
On the ground floor you will find the entrance and the shops were you can buy souvenirs. You will also find the Smugglers Exhibition showing how drugs and drink/cigarettes are (and were) smuggled into the country.
On another floor you will be able to educate yourself with the Slavery Exhibition. It shows pictures and also has reconstructed the effects of a boat were the slaves would be held whilst travelling over the Atlantic.
When I went they also had an exhibition on Cotton explaining how it is made. Fascinating stuff.
Well worth a visit, especially if when you come to Liverpool it is raining.
I have always been a huge fan of this museum. It always has lots of things to explore and do. I have been to the slave trade exhibit in particular many a time and think it’s a wonderful learning experience, no matter how many times you have been to it. The entry is free and there is a pleasant cafe on the top floor which isn’t badly priced. There are big lifts for easy access and stairs to use if you’d rather. What’s more there are stunning views to be had out of every window as it’s in the heart of the Albert Docks.
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