Historic Properties: City Centre (Waterfront)
Liverpool's Old Dock
Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool. L3 4AQ • (0151) 478 4499
The internationally-important Old Dock has been carefully preserved under Liverpool One and for the first time in centuries the bed of the Pool - the creek that gave Liverpool its name - can be seen. The Old Dock was discovered during excavations in 2001 after being buried since 1826.
The Old Dock was constructed in 1715 at the mouth of the Pool which had been at the heart of the town's successes but, with increasing numbers of ships using the port, it was struggling to cope. On the tour visitors are taken back in time as they see a large portion of the Old Dock rising more than 20 feet from the bed of the Pool which is clearly visible. The impressive walls are made from hand-made bricks. Developers Grosvenor preserved the dock and have made it publicly accessible as an important reminder of Liverpool's historic status.
Tours are no longer free and booking is required, please call to reserve a place.
UNESCO World Heritage Site.
No easily accessible wifi. No smoking.
Tours are available at 10.30am, 12noon and 2.30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays (please check the website for any late changes).
Advance booking required.
This guided tour starts at the Merseyside Maritime Museum which is located to the south west of the city centre within Albert Dock's northside buildings. Visitors then walk to the nearby Old Dock under Liverpool One.
Liverpool James Street railway station: Ten minutes walk.
Parking available nearby - payment required.
Liverpool's Old Dock, Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool. L3 4AQ • (0151) 478 4499
Last Updated Monday 20 April 2020
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