Your visit

museum entrance in an old brick warehouse in Liverpool's docks

© Pete Carr

Free entry! All of National Museums Liverpool's venues are open 10am-5pm every day except on 24, 25, 26 and 31 December and 1 January, when they are closed all day. The Piermaster's House is open daily 10am-4.30pm.

Maritime Archives 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 on Monday 3 December 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 is temporarily closed to the public from 1 September 2017 until Monday 3 December 2018, and during this time we will be unable to accommodate researchers or answer enquiries.

The Maritime Archives will also be closed for Christmas from 19 December 2018 until 6 January 2019 inclusive.

Temporary closure

This museum will be closed on Monday 10 December for staff training. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. We will be open as usual from 10am on Tuesday 11 December.

Planning your visit

Video tour of Merseyside Maritime Museum