About the 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.
Once a warehouse for high value goods like tea, silk, sugar and spirits, the Museum now explores Liverpool’s maritime history through its large and varied collection.
Highlights include a lifejacket from a Titanic survivor, beautiful ship models, maritime paintings, colourful posters from the golden age of liners and even some full-sized vessels.
Two major exhibitions tell the stories and history behind the tragic sinkings of Lusitania and Titanic, and their links to Liverpool.
Visitors can also learn what it’s like to be a customs officer and captain a high speed cutter to stop smugglers in the hands-on gallery Seized! the Border and Customs uncovered.
Later this year the refurbished Maritime Archives Library re-opens, and in 2019 will see the launch of the brand new Sea Galleries. More than 250 objects will celebrate and explore the lives of Liverpool seafarers and their families, telling the story of the city’s unique maritime communities through engaging interpretation, personal stories and new research.
(Photo: © Tom Adam)