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Café and shop


Quayside café

Improvements to the Quayside café

Our ground floor café is currently closed for improvements and will reopen on Saturday 20 July. 

From Wednesday 17 until Friday 19 July there is no alternative café available in Merseyside Maritime Museum. Our nearest café in at the Museum of Liverpool.

Located on the ground floor, our café offers great views looking out over the Royal Albert Dock, with seating inside and outside on the Colonnades. You can choose from a selection of light bites including soup and pastries, alongside a selection of freshly-made sandwiches, cakes and biscuits, snacks and 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

Special events

Special events, including Sunday lunch, brunch and afternoon tea, can be booked on selected dates in the Maritime Dining Room on the top floor of the museum.


shop display of souvenir model sailing ships

Our Shop at 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 special interest in maritime history, enslavement or the city of Liverpool, we have a range of products to suit.

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 Liverpool's World Heritage 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, with capacity 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 for more information.