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Temporary closure

As part of the new Sea Galleries development at Merseyside Maritime Museum, National Museums Liverpool is creating an improved Maritime Archives research centre. The improved Archive facilities will open in Spring 2018. They will offer an enhanced public space providing information about archive material relating to Liverpool shipping and seafarers, as well as improved research facilities for visitors accessing National Museums Liverpool’s Maritime Archives.

To enable this work to take place, Maritime Archives will need to temporarily close to the public from 1 September 2017 until spring 2018, and during this time we will be unable to accommodate researchers or answer enquiries.

We recommend a personal visit to the archive and library. We are happy to answer enquiries about our collections but are unable to answer enquiries on maritime history nor undertake detailed research into the collections on your behalf.

If you wish to find out more about the collections you are interested in before your visit please either complete the following email form, telephone or write to us at:

Maritime Archives & Library
Merseyside Maritime Museum
Albert Dock
Liverpool Waterfront
L3 4AQ

0151 478 4424

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Horse traffic on the floating bridge at Liverpool's Pier Head. From Mersey Docks and Harbour Company's photographic collection.