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Liverpool's Old Dock Tour

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Tour of Liverpool's Old Dock built in 1707

Free tour of the old Liverpool City dock built in 1707. Starts in the Maritime Museum, and does not... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Charles G
Wimborne, United Kingdom
First class tour

Although I am from Liverpool, I did not know anything about this dry dock and it's historical... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Pauline W
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AQ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Free tour of the old Liverpool City dock built in 1707. Starts in the Maritime Museum, and does not run every day. Fascinating story of how Liverpool built the world's first closing wet dock so ships could be loaded quickly and was foundation of the...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Although I am from Liverpool, I did not know anything about this dry dock and it's historical importance to the city. The tour was absolutely fascinating, the wealth of knowledge our guides had (Gary and Danny) was astounding. We started off from the Maritime museum...More

1  Thank Pauline W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hosts were Danny and Garry. Wow! They really knew their stuff! They provided so much background information about Liverpool which was delivered with enormous passion and genuine love and respect for the city they call home. I highly recommend this tour, it was fabulous.

2  Thank Elizabeth H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really interesting tour of the old dock. The guides Danny and Gary are brilliant. Funny knowledgeable and make the dock come alive. It’s free and well worth doing

3  Thank exercisejunkey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I first did a tour of the maritime dock as a child about 40 years ago when plans for the area were in their infancy. It was fantastic to see the enthusiasm and knowledge of the guides is as strong as it was all those...More

2  Thank Dee S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was visiting the Maritime Museum and spotted a poster for this free tour and I can’t recommend it highly enough. The guides were friendly and entertaining and their knowledge / delivery was fantastic which kept me engaged for the 55min duration. I would recommend...More

2  Thank Joe6001
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last week, I came across this free tour and can't recommend it too highly: it's absolutely fascinating! The tour starts at the Albert Dock in the Maritime Museum but quickly moves across the Strand to the monument on Thomas Steers Way. So immediately, you are...More

4  Thank NorthernBritUk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour guides were really excellent. We met them in the museum and the talk started there before heading over to Liverpool One. On route they brought our attention to all sorts of things there we hadn’t really taken note of. We were then taken...More

2  Thank MimiA165
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Any Scouser needs must do this tour, it's your heritage! But any visitor will love this historical, informative, humours tour. Our tour guides Danny and Harry were brilliant. It takes about an hour and is free BUT give a decent donation at the end, it's...More

2  Thank ScouseDiner
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This historic dock was so important to Liverpool's growth. After being buried since 1826 it is now accessible via this "FREE" tour. The guides are excellent with a real depth of knowledge and a great sense of humour. Big thank you to our tour guide,...More

2  Thank barbandlaurence
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21 July 2018|
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Response from Deborah037 | Reviewed this property |
No don’t think so although there weren’t any stairs but room is small when you get in there. Perhaps phone first and check?
17 June 2018|
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Response from Lynn K | Reviewed this property |
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24 February 2017|
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Response from sister610 | Reviewed this property |
I think there are toilets, just before you enter the growing area. Not sure about disabled access