Also in this section…?

Café and shop

shop display of souvenir model sailing ships

We offer a great choice of places to eat for Merseyside Maritime Museum and the International Slavery Museum.

Quayside café

Located on the ground floor, our café offers great views looking out over the Albert Dock whether you choose to sit inside or out under the colonnades. You can choose from a selection of light bites including soup and pasties, alongside a selection of freshly made sandwiches, cakes and pastries, snacks, hot and cold drinks.

Opening times: Daily 10am-4.45pm 

Contact us: For bookings and enquiries call 0151 478 4489 or complete our online enquiries form .

We offer

  • Free wifi
  • Highchairs
  • Free standing tables and chairs
  • Outdoor seating area
  • Children’s menu
  • Group packages available

Maritime Dining Room

Enjoy delicious food weith unrivalled views at our restaurant on the top floor of the museum. See the Maritime Dining Room page for information.

family a restaurant table with lots of cake

© Mark McNulty

Picnic area

There are benches around the docks and waterfront area a short walk from the museum, where visitors can eat a picnic on a nice day. Please dispose of rubbish responsibly.


The shop for Merseyside Maritime Museum and the International Slavery Museum is located on the ground floor and stocks a wide range of gifts and souvenirs. Whether you have a specialist interest in maritime history, slavery or Liverpool we have a range of products to suit. For the little pirates and mermaids amongst us there’s plenty of 'booty' to be had too!

A selection of our product range is also available from our online shop.

All purchases made in our shops and cafés help support National Museums Liverpool.

Corporate hire, private events and weddings

We offer a range of venues and spaces across our museums and galleries which are available for hire. Whether you prefer the stunning backdrop of the World Heritage Liverpool waterfront or Victorian architectural grandeur to host your event our venues are sure to leave a memorable impression.

We are fully accessible and equipped with state of the art facilities, able to accommodate up to 600 people for corporate conferences, dinners, weddings, drinks receptions. Please contact our events team for more details on 0151 478 4780 or email us at

See our corporate hire pages here for more information.