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Cafe and shop



Our newly-refurbished ground floor Cafe is open daily serving all your favourites, all freshly made. Enjoy a selection of hot meals, salads, soups, sandwiches, cakes and hot and cold drinks in a stylish, comfortable setting perfect for families. As well as views across the Royal Albert Dock from inside the Museum, outdoor seating for Cafe visitors is also available on the historic Colonnades, perfect for when you want to make the most of those warmer days.

Opening times: 10am – 4.45pm daily

We offer: 

  • Free WiFi
  • Highchairs
  • Kids’ menu
  • Free standing tables and chairs
  • Accessible outdoor seating area

For more information and group bookings please call 0151 478 4489.

Special events

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


Our Shop at Merseyside Maritime Museum and International Slavery Museum is located on the ground floor, stocking a wide range of books, gifts and souvenirs.

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

Venue hire

In the evening, our versatile Cafe, the Colonnades and our fourth floor Maritime Dining Room can be transformed into exceptional events spaces. Please contact our award-winning events team Hosted by National Museums Liverpool on 0151 478 4780 or email to find out more.

Profits from our retail, catering and events operations support National Museums Liverpool and the work that it does.