Demonstration

Dockwatch

family looking at a starfish

© Pete Carr

Date:
2 Jun 2019
Time:
11am-4pm
Suitable for:
all visitors, family-friendly
Booking:
Free drop-in event, no need to book
Room:
Colonnades, dockside

Take a closer look at the creatures in the waters of the Royal Albert Dock with our team of museum experts.

Using the Border Force underwater camera, which was originally used by 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 might also be able to see jellyfish, prawns, crabs, mussels and other creatures in tanks.

This event is linked to the collections in the 'Seized! The Border and Customs uncovered' gallery at Merseyside Maritime Museum.

This event is part of our Seized! and Half term event series.