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 school and group visits need to be booked in advance to ensure the best experience for everyone, whether they incluse a workshop or not. There is a charge for 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.

Temporary gallery closure

The second floor of Merseyside Maritime Museum is closed from 6 January until 28 March 2020 as we prepare to open Life on board; a new gallery exploring Liverpool’s seafaring history. Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story, the Archive Centre and the changing places accessible toilet on the second floor are closed during this time.

The nearest changing places toilet is located at the Museum of Liverpool at the Pier Head. Please enquire at the Information Desk or ask a Visitor Services Assistant if you need help with directions.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.



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.