Drop anchor at Merseyside Maritime Museum and discover hundreds of years of Liverpool’s nautical history. The building was once a warehouse for high value goods like tea, silk, sugar and spirits, the Museum now explores Liverpool’s maritime past through its large and varied collection. Highlights include a lifejacket from a Titanic survivor, beautiful ship models, maritime paintings, colourful posters from the golden age of liners and even some full-sized vessels. Two major exhibitions tell the stories and history behind the tragic sinkings of Lusitania and Titanic, and their links to Liverpool. Visitors can also learn what it’s like to be a customs officer and captain a high speed cutter to stop smugglers in the hands-on gallerySeized! the Border and Customs uncovered. Kids, pick up Matt’s Trail and discover the lengths criminals go to smuggle often illegal, dangerous and fake goods and endangered animals into the country, and the work of the UK Border Force to combat it. Look out for the programme of free family friendly activities and don’t forget to stop off for afternoon tea accompanied by stunning views of the waterfront and Albert Dock at Maritime Dining Room on the 4th floor.
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