Merseyside Maritime Museum

Merseyside Maritime Museum offers a wide range of activities, workshops and resources for education and community groups of all ages. 

Popular topics include pirates, the Titanic,  Second World War and life in the 1940s, emigration, and our unique school tours of Liverpool's Old Dock. 

Please note that from January 2019 a charge of £70 per session (including VAT) will be introduced for some workshops at Merseyside Maritime Museum.

Booking a group visit

Preparing for your visit

We strongly advise that all teachers and accompanying adults visiting the museum with a group read the following guidance notes. This will give you all the practical information you need to ensure that you have an enjoyable and productive visit, including sample risk assessments.

We have prepared teacher's notes and student’s workbooks on various themes. Some can be downloaded before your visit. You can request printed copies of the other materials by  using the school bookings form, or by calling the group bookings team on 0151 478 4788.

Please note that we do not provide pencils or clipboards so please remember to bring your own on the day.



Workshops link to the national curriculum through our collections and displays. Many sessions are led by a member of our team, while others are self-led. Booking well in advance is advised. A charge of £70 per session (including VAT) is being introduced from January 2019 for some workshops at Merseyside Maritime Museum.

Combined visits with The Danny

The Danny steam ship moored in the dock by Merseyside Maritime Museum

The Danny is the last remaining operational steam tugboat and passenger tender in the UK, moored opposite the Merseyside Maritime Museum.

The Danny is offering cruises of the North Liverpool Docks and workshops at Canning Dock aimed at key stage 2 pupils, led by the Danny's learning team. Each 90 minute workshop costs £135 for a class of 30. You might like to combine a visit to The Danny with a visit to Merseyside Maritime Museum.

Download an information sheet for teachers and group leaders planning a visit to The Danny (pdf) for more information and risk assessments. 

The Danny is a separate organisation to National Museums Liverpool so you will need to make separate bookings to visit The Danny and the museum(s). The charges for workshops on The Danny contribute to maintaining the vessel.

Visit  The Danny’s website to find out more.