Your visit

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

© Pete Carr

Free entry! Open daily 10am-5pm. The Piermaster's House is open daily 10am-4.30pm.

The  Maritime Archives and Library is open on Mondays and Tuesdays (except Bank Holidays), 10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30-4.30pm. 

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 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 is temporarily closed to the public from 1 September 2017 until spring 2018, and during this time we will be unable to accommodate researchers or answer enquiries.

Planning your visit

Video tour of Merseyside Maritime Museum

Seasonal opening

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.