Merseyside Maritime Museum

Merseyside Maritime Museum
Albert Dock
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 4AQ
England

Website

E-mail

Press

press@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Maritime archives & library

maritime.archives@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Telephone

General

0151 478 4499

Education

0151 478 4788

Press

0151 478 4612

Fax

General

0151 478 4590

Press

0151 478 4777

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Exterior of Merseyside Maritime Museum
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Set sail and drop anchor for a fun day out at Merseyside Maritime Museum - about the seafaring importance of Liverpool as a gateway to the world.

Venue Type:

Museum, Ship or maritime heritage site

Opening hours

Mon-Sun 1000-1700

Closed: 24 December, from 2pm
25, 26 December
1 January

Admission charges

All events, tours, exhibitions and activities are FREE.

The museum's collections reflect the international importance of Liverpool as a gateway to the world, including the city's role in the transatlantic slave trade and emigration. The Maritime Archive and Library contains one of the finest collections of merchant shipping records in the UK.

Collection details

World Cultures, Weapons and War, Personalities, Maritime, Fine Art, Costume and Textiles, Archives, Land Transport, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • Titanic & Lusitania; Emigrants to the New World; ship models; activities; Battle of the Atlantic; Lifelines; merchant shipping; Piermaster's House; the Art of the Sea; Seized! Revenue and customs uncovered; temporary exhibitions
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
People in the gallery

Seized! The Borders and Customs uncovered

  • 1 July 2009 — 31 December 2050 *on now

When you drop anchor at Merseyside Maritime Museum don’t miss Seized! The Borders and Customs uncovered - a permanent gallery unveiling attempts at smuggling and tax evasion that have kept our Customs Officers on their toes over the years! The exhibition focuses on detective work, fighting crime, patrolling frontiers, catching criminals, undercover surveillance and an insight into the motives of the bad guys. Visitors can see items used for drugs smuggling such as carved African statues and garden gnomes, a chilling collection of smuggled weapons, and an emotive display of tourist souvenirs made out of endangered species.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Any age

Shipping Posters

  • 16 May 2014 — 1 May 2015 *on now

Shipping posters exhibition (title tbc) (16 May 2014 – May 2015). This will contain 25 shipping posters used to promote transatlantic travel from the first decade of the 20th century to the more glamorous and luxurious posters of the 1950s.

Website

http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/maritime

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Ismay's Titanic - From Glory to Guilt

  • 24 November 2013 — 24 November 2014 *on now

Many people blamed Bruce Ismay, Chairman of the White Star Line, for the Titanic disaster. Find out the real story as seen through the eyes of his youngest daughter, Evelyn.
Drop in, no booking required.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
Merseyside Maritime Museum and Albert Dock

Dockwatch

  • 29 — 31 August 2014

Take a closer look at the creatures in the waters of the Albert Dock with our team of museum experts supported by staff from the School of Natural Sciences and Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University. Using the Border Force underwater camera, which was originally used by customs officers to detect hidden contraband attached to the outside of ship's hulls, visitors can get a closer look at the creatures which inhabit the dock and gain an insight into its unique ecosystem. On the quayside you can also see jellyfish, prawns, crabs, mussels and other creatures in tanks.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/maritime/events/displayevent.aspx?EventID=18134

Sniffer dog

Sniffer Dogs

  • 7 August 2014 12:30-4pm
  • 14 August 2014 12:30-4pm
  • 28 August 2014 12:30-4pm

They're back! See the human and canine members of the UK Border Force sniffer dog team from Manchester Airport in action and learn about their important role in protecting our ports and airports. Come along at 12:30, 13:30, 14:30 or 15:30.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/maritime/events/displayevent.aspx?EventID=18141

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

House, Home and Washday

http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/learning/learningevents.aspx?id=282

Take the interactive guided tour of the 1940s Piermaster's House and find out about technology and lifestyles sixty years ago. Help us with the family washing in the washhouse.

How to obtain

There are 15 places available in each 1 hour session, which can be booked on Mondays – Fridays. To arrange, please contact the bookings administrator on 0151 478 4441 or via the booking request form at http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/learning/bookingform.aspx?id=282

Faith and Diversity Workshop

http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/learning/learningevents.aspx?id=431

Work with artefacts from the Islam, Hindu, Buddhist, Judaic, Christian and Sikh religions, plus films from Liverpool places of worship.

How to obtain

There are 30 places available in each 1 hour session, which can be booked on Mondays – Fridays. To arrange, please contact the bookings administrator on 0151 478 4441 or via the booking request form at http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/learning/bookingform.aspx?id=431

Family Workshops

http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/whatsonnet/index.aspx?venue=3

Enjoy family workshops with a nautical theme - art, craft and hands-on. Join in between 13.00 and 16.00, for all visitors.

How to obtain

Free activities, just drop in. Call the museum on 0151 4784499 for more details.

Second World War - The Piermaster's House

http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/learning/learningevents.aspx?id=459

Find out what it would have been like to live in the Piermaster's house during the Second World War. Look at the technology, furniture and clothes, and listen to stories of wartime living.

How to obtain

There are 15 places available in each 1 hour session, which can be booked on Mondays – Fridays. To arrange, please contact the bookings administrator on 0151 478 4441 or via the booking request form at http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/learning/bookingform.aspx?id=459

Tour through Liverpool's History

http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/learning/learningevents.aspx?id=582

An interactive guided tour through the Magical History Tour exhibition. The tour uses costumes and props which hightlight the important periods of Liverpool's past.

How to obtain

There are 15 places available in each 50 minute session, which can be booked on Mondays – Fridays. To arrange, please contact the bookings administrator on 0151 478 4441 or via the booking request form at http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/learning/bookingform.aspx?id=582

Tug Boat Tours

http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/learning/learningevents.aspx?id=581

Spend some time with our learning staff and the crew of museum's working tug Brocklebank. Find out about how she works and see what it is like to live aboard.
Pupils go aboard in small groups while the rest of the class follows a special Albert Dock trail.
Time aboard is about 40 minutes.

How to obtain

There are 30 places available in each 2 hour session, which takes place by request on Mondays. To arrange, please contact the bookings administrator on 0151 478 4441 or via the booking request form at http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/learning/bookingform.aspx?id=581

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