Floor plan

If you are exploring the museum you might enjoy following our trail Liverpool and the American Civil War | , which includes several different areas of the collection.


plan of the basement displays in the museum

Ground floor

plan of the ground floor displays in the museum

First floor

The first floor of Merseyside Maritime Museum is closed for the afternoon of Thursday 23 October and all day on Friday 24 October to allow for essential gallery refurbishment. The Battle of the Atlantic and Life at Sea galleries (including the Derbyshire and Hello Sailor displays) and the Sea Urchins play area will be closed on these dates.

plan of the first floor displays in the museum

Please note that the Titanic, Lusitania and the Forgotten Empress gallery has closed. The space will reopen on 27 March 2015 as a new gallery, 'Lusitania: life, loss, legacy’. 

Second floor

plan of the second floor displays in the museum

Third floor

The  International Slavery Museum |  is on the third floor. 

Fourth floor

plan of the 4th floor of the museum

Ships, quaysides and docks

Two historic vessels, the Edmund Gardner | pilot ship and three-masted schooner De Wadden, are kept in dry dock opposite the museum. There are buoys, anchors and other objects on the dockside, including the Lusitania propeller | . This area is not currently accessible for visitors but special tours of the Edmund Gardner can be booked during the summer.

Visitors can also book special tours of Liverpool's Old Dock | . Tours start at the museum and it is a short walk to see Liverpool's first dock.