Liverpool's waterfront is home to the charming Albert Dock, a cultural hub full of museums, galleries, impressive architecture, and a wide selection of bars and restaurants. In 2018, Albert Dock was granted royal status and is now known as The Royal Albert Dock Liverpool. With a year-round events and exhibitions program, this culturally rich area is always vibrant, filled with independent shops bursting with crafts, photography, and stylish art. Day or night, summer or winter, guests are encouraged to visit for a day or even stay for a week. Visiting Albert Dock will make you feel inspired as you feel and view the welcoming, yet bustling atmosphere.
What to do at Liverpool's Albert Dock
Albert Dock is made up of a series of dock buildings and warehouses – all geared towards providing an entertainment center and hub of activity for tourists and locals alike. Art lovers, history buffs, and Beatles fans will appreciate everything this picturesque waterfront location has to offer.
Tate Liverpool—The Colonnades
Enjoy modern and contemporary art in Tate Liverpool's four floors of galleries, while checking out its full events program and one of the best views across the Mersey. This museum is home to the National Collection of Modern Art in the north.
Merseyside Maritime Museum—Hartley Quay
Take an educational tour of maritime history and explore original artifacts from the ill-fated Titanic, a grand reconstruction of ocean liners from bygone eras, and much more.
The Beatles Story—Britannia Pavilion
Discover all there is to know about Liverpool's most famous homegrown talent, in the town where they were born. The Beatles Story is the world's largest exhibition dedicated entirely to the famous Fab Four, and houses unique paraphernalia, instruments, and interesting stories about the Beatles. You'll take a journey through each of their lives.
The International Slavery Museum
Take a sobering yet educational journey, as you learn more about the nation's past, with an exploratory tour of the International Slavery Museum.
Dining, relaxing, and more
The Royal Albert Dock Liverpool is also home to a variety of delicious restaurants and quaint bars. Whether you eat-in or take-away, you'll have the option to choose from a number of delicious international cuisines and enjoy a wonderful meal or refreshing drink as you take in the beautiful waterfront views, dive into unique exhibitions, survey world-class galleries, dance the day away at summer festivals, or get into your favorite seasonal event.
Take a Food Safari along the dock and enjoy the city's most varied foods from top-quality independent eateries to traditional restaurants that are sure to be suitable to nearly every taste. The dock's website lists recommendations from locals chefs. The Royal Albert Dock Liverpool is the perfect place to try out some of the latest menus, bringing excitement and adventure to this picturesque region.