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.
The first floor of Merseyside Maritime Museum is closed to the public from Monday 23 to Friday 27 February 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.
Access to other floors is not affected. During March there may be further dates when first floor public access is affected. Please check the website for updates before you visit.
The International Slavery Museum is on the third floor.
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.