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Albert Dock, Liverpool

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Albert Dock is among the country's most architecturally and historically significant collections of buildings, and houses Liverpool's most exciting attractions. It opened in 1846 as Britain's first structure built from cast iron, brick, and stone, and was the world's first fireproof construction. Start in the Beatles Story exhibit, where you'll learn all about the four Liverpudlians and their incredible impact on modern music. View some of the most acclaimed British and international contemporary art exhibits at the Tate Liverpool. Head into Mersey Maritime Museum to discover Liverpool's maritime heritage, and study ancient and modern slavery in the International Slavery Museum. You'll also find a large selection of cafes, restaurants, and shops among the buildings' grand colonnades. Some of the museums have an entrance fee, but a stroll around the complex is free. Add Albert Dock and other attractions to your Liverpool trip itinerary using our Liverpool journey builder app .
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  • Could spend hours if not days looking round. Expensive to eat there tho. Cost me £46 for 2 luxury beefburgers, a pint of Lager & a glass of wine...  more »
  • The docks have their importance to ships able to influence to the port. The level of water in a day can increase or sleep. 8 m-hence the tama and premier port. Today at the docks are few and far between, but this place has its own climate-thanks to the Tate Museum, the Museum of the history of the Beatles, many souvenir shops or restaurants. They are suitable for the nature of this place-perfect for a slow walk and explore the city.
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  • A rushed booking found us staying in the docks area of the city. Many places of interest, including museums and the big wheel. Only thing we found was that there did not seem to be any places around t...  more »
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  • Brilliant area of Liverpool with an array of small shops, little eateries & museums telling the history of the city. Really nice place to walk around with various boats & barges moored. There are toilets in the area with facilities for the disabled. There are car parking facilities as well. This is also the main pickup point for Tour Coaches. Only costs you incur are if you go into a museum, park a car or spend in the shops.
  • The Albert Dock is home to a selection of restaurants, bars, cafes, and museums. The restaurants tend to be a bit on the pricey side, although the selection is good. You can find anything suitable for a night out with friends, to a restaurant suitable for a romantic evening with a loved one. The 2 museums here (the Tate and the Maritime Museum) are free entry and are definitely worth the time it takes to explore them. Plus the views of Liverpool from the docks is pretty beautiful too!
  • Visited Royal Albert Dock this weekend with a group. Attended various events around the dock very good. Pizza Express - had a lovely afternoon lunch food was lovely we all ordered different all arrived at the same time and lovely. Wipe out event going on dock good to watch. Fab time in Liverpool. 😎👍
  • Took some friends on their first visit to Liverpool and they loved it. If it's the touristy thing you like then this will be right up your street! Plenty of restaurants to choose from but it is a typical tourist trap when it comes to the price so you may want to try a bit further afield. If so Liverpool One is less than 5 minutes slow walk and has more restaurants and a different choice. Still not cheap but better. If you can survive a few more minutes walking there are some fantastic places to eat and some are excellent value for money - 2 courses in a French restaurant for around £10!!! The dock has some great things to see for all ages and there is a soft play for young children. Some of the boats/yachts allow people on board to explore. All in all worth a visit now and again but not too often.
  • Since the area has been rejuvenated it has become an interesting and pretty place to wander around. There are lots of historical details and a few modern must sees as with the locks along the walk by the waterside of the Mersey. There are a few places to eat and visit in the docks and they often hold events in the docks that are lots of fun and on a sunny day are bustling and vibrant.
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