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.

Gallery closure

While part of the second floor of the Museum is undergoing work to create an exciting new gallery, we have had to temporarily close the Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story gallery from Monday 22 to Friday 26 January and Monday 29 January to Friday 2 February 2018. The Titanic and Liverpool gallery will be open for the weekend of 27 and 28 January.

We have also had to temporarily close the changing places toilet for the same period. The nearest one is located at the Museum of Liverpool at the Pier Head. Please ask at the Information Desk or a Visitor Services Assistant if you need help with directions.

The rest of the building remains unaffected by the renovations, including the International Slavery Museum and Maritime Dining Room.

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.