Merseyside Maritime Museum - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AQ, UK
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About Merseyside Maritime Museum
Merseyside Maritime Museum was the first public building to open at Albert Dock 30 years ago in 1986, heralding the renaissance of Liverpool’s iconic waterfront. The museum's collections reflect the international importance of Liverpool as a gateway to the world, including its role in the transatlantic slave trade and emigration, the merchant navy and the RMS Titanic. The building also houses the Maritime Archives and Library open to the public on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Attractions Near Merseyside Maritime Museum
The International Slavery Museum is located within Liverpool's Albert Dock, inside the Merseyside Maritime Museum building. The museum which forms part of the Merseyside Maritime Museum, consists of three main galleries which focus on the lives of people in West Africa, their eventual enslavement, and their continued fight for freedom. Additionally the museum discusses slavery in the modern day as well as topics on racism and discrimination.
The Tate Liverpool is an art museum, part of the Tate network, housed in a former warehouse located in the Albert Dock historical site on Liverpool's waterfront. It was created to display work from the Tate Collection which comprises the national collection of British art from the year 1500 to the present day, and international modern art. The gallery also has a programme of temporary exhibitions.
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool being one of the prime locations to visit during a visit to Liverpool, visitors can take advantage of the impressive retail and leisure offering at the Dock, world class museums and attractions and some of the city’s finest independents. As a result, it was the first non-combustible warehouse system in the world.
The Beatles Story is the world's largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to telling the story of The Beatles’ rise to fame. It is the leading Beatles’ attraction taking visitors on a unique immersive journey through the lives, times, culture, and music of the world’s greatest band. The museum was also recognized as one of the best tourist attractions of the United Kingdom in 2015.
The Museum of Liverpool is the world’s first national museum devoted to the history of a regional city and the largest newly-built national museum in Britain for more than a century. In 2018, it marked 10 years on Liverpool’s UNESCO World Heritage Site waterfront and 10 years of representing Liverpool’s unique and interesting history.
Open Eye Gallery is the only gallery dedicated to photography and related media in the North West of England. It is housed in a purpose-built building on the waterfront at Mann Island, its fourth location. It comprises an exhibition space on one floor and an archive space on another and has large-scale graphic art installations on its external facade.
Where is Merseyside Maritime Museum
Discover More Attractions in Merseyside, Where Merseyside Maritime Museum Is Located
Merseyside is a metropolitan and ceremonial county in North West England. Visit the home of British glass at the World of Glass museum in St Helens, a fascinating town also known for its rugby league heritage. See wild animals up close and personal at Knowsley Safari Park, take in Anthony Gormley’s unique art installation on Crosby Beach and visit Formby Point to see one of England’s last strongholds for red squirrels – go see before they disappear for good.