Egerton Bridge - The Birkenhead Packet

Egerton Bridge - The Birkenhead Packet
Egerton Bridge
Egerton Dock
Birkenhead, Wirral
L41 5BR



0151 666 4000


0151 666 3965

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A fine working example of a Birkenhead Bascule Bridge. It housed models and information about the Birkenhead Dock system which opened in 1847. Climb the iron stairway for a bird's eye view over Dockland and beyond and enjoy the audio-visual presentation, where the ghost of John Laird meets that of an 'ordinary' working man.

Venue Type:

Industrial heritage site

Opening hours

Easter to October, Saturday & Sunday 1pm - 5pm
November to Easter, Saturday & Sunday 12pm - 4pm

Closed Monday - Friday (except by appointment) Tel: 0151 666 4000
Also open Summer School Holidays and Whit 1/2 Term
Wednesday - Sunday 1pm - 5pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday (except for Bank Holidays)
Check for Christmas/New Year Openings

Collection details

Industry, Science and Technology

Key artists and exhibits

  • Bascule Bridge
  • John Laird