The origin of Liverpool’s fortune lay buried under Liverpool ONE for centuries. Revealed during excavations on the site in 2001, the story of the world’s first commercial enclosed wet dock unfolded.
Take a guided tour of Liverpool’s historic Old Dock and discover how a brave idea and an innovative feat of engineering shaped Liverpool’s destiny forever.
Tours are available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Each tour lasts an hour.
Guided tours, organised by National Museums Liverpool, start at the Merseyside Maritime Museum and visitors walk to the nearby Old Dock.
On the tour visitors are taken back in time as they see a large portion of the Old Dock rising more than 20 feet from the bed of the Pool – the creek that gave Liverpool its name. A modern bridge and walkways give grandstand views.