Merseyside Maritime Museum



Comprising eight museums and art galleries in and around Liverpool, National Museums Liverpool offer a wide range of events and spaces against a unique backdrop of historic artefacts and world-class art. Each event that takes place within one of its venues is expertly curated by an in-house team, Hosted by National Museums Liverpool.

Located in the historic Royal Albert Dock, which originally opened in 1845, Merseyside Maritime Museum tells the story of one the world’s greatest ports. It’s home to a variety of ship models, maritime paintings, colourful posters from the golden age of liners and even some full-sized vessels. The Grade I listed Museum, which has HMS Conway’s anchor at its entrance, also tells the story of Liverpool’s links to the ill-fated liner, the Titanic.

Merseyside Maritime Museum offers a number of memorable spaces for both daytime conferences and evening events, including a spacious 200-seat lecture theatre with integrated audiovisual technology. There’s also a dedicated events suite located on the fourth floor of the Museum with unrivalled views of Liverpool Waterfront and the Royal Albert Dock. This fourth floor space is incredibly versatile, transformed from when it once stored valuable cargo, such as brandy, tea and cotton, more than 100 years ago. Additionally, outdoor events can be hosted on the iconic waterside Colonnades.

The building also houses the International Slavery Museum and Seized! gallery, the national museum of the Border Force in the UK. This means that there is ample space for entertaining guests should you choose to include a special talk or tour from a curator as part of your event.

World-class catering is provided by Hosted by National Museums Liverpool's team of in-house chefs, who have the ability, skill and innovation to produce food completely unique to your event.

Max Capacity: 400 / Bedrooms: 0 / Meeting Rooms: Various

on site facilities

Fully accessible venue with lifts, Toilets on every floor, Lecture theatre, Dedicated events suite


AV equipment available with on-site assistance
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Albert Dock,
Liverpool Waterfront,
L3 4AQ,
United Kingdom

nearest airports

  • Liverpool John Lennon Airport (7.1 miles)
  • Manchester Airport (29.8 miles)
  • Leeds Bradford International Airport (63.5 miles)
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    great things to know

    • Unique and historic venue dating back more than 150 years ago
    • Opportunities to add to events with talks and tours
    • Bespoke food expertly curated by an in-house team
    • Experienced and friendly staff
    • City centre location

    Merseyside Maritime Museum