The Tate, The Maritime Museum, and the Liverpool Life Museum are all there, all free. The Beatles Story is also down there. A little pricey for what it is, but hey, you're in Liverpool, you have to do the Beatles thing. Lots of touristy shops, but a few nicer stores and cafes, too. And it's just nice to walk along the Mersey. Though very windy.
Part of the external exhibition of the maritime museum is a propeller from the ill-fated merchant ship Lusitania. Much controversy surrounds her cargo and sinking. It is suggested the the British deliberately sent her into danger to provok great outrage in the United States which helped create the climate of public opinion that would later allow America to join the war.
The Lusitania carried a healthy complement of American passengers when she departed New York for Liverpool on May 1, 1915. As the Lusitania neared the end of her crossing, a German U-boat sank three British ships in the waters south of Ireland through which she was about to sail and on May 7, 1915, the Lusitania was too slow in noticing both the periscope and the torpedo of a German submarine to escape her fate. She was just 10 miles from the southern coast of ireland.
The German government apologized for the incident, but claimed its U-boat only fired one torpedo and a second explosion was a result of a secret cargo of heavy munitions on the ship. If this true, Britain was guilty of breaking the rules of warfare by using a civilian ship to carry ammunition. British authorities rejected this charge and claimed that the second explosion was caused by coal dust igniting in the ship's almost empty bunkers.
It's got loads of things there - you could easily spend a day there exploring all around it. Apart from shops, bars and restaurants, there is also the Beatles Musuem, Tate Art Gallery, designated Pier walks, Liverpool Life Musuem and Mersey ferries
An English morning TV programme (This Morning with Richard & Judy) used to have their weatherman standing on the British Isles as you can see in the photo, he would go to various parts of the floating island and give the weather report for that part of the country. Sometimes if he had to hop between Ireland & Britian, accidents did happen and he would fall into the water! :-)
Albert Dock & The Beatles Magical Experience
Albert Dock is extremely calm and beautiful.. Best place to sit and just chill out.
The Beatles Magical Experience is wonderful, absolutely magical! It feels as if i was there back in those days with all the background music and settings... Really one great experience!!
Contains interesting attractions such as; Merseyside Maritime Museum, Museum of Liverpool Life and Beatles Story and a floating England shaped platform which Fred used to predict and present the Uk weather.
Visit the Albert Docks - great for curiosity shops and the beatle story museum. From this end of the docks there's a great view through this arch of the famous liver buildings too. A famous april fools joke was that the liver birds would have to be removed from these buildings due to lower flight paths and that Anfield and Goodison park (Liverpool and Everton football grounds) would each be given a liver bird from the buildings!
You must see the refurbished Albert Dock which has The Beatles Story, great shops and restaurants and a magnificent Maritime Museum Also go and have a look at the splendid Roman Catholic Cathedral in Mount Pleasant-it is a striking building.
So much to see and do.
The Albert Docks in Liverpool are impressive - a Must View! Also because they're housing Tate Liverpool.
http://www.apartments-liverpool.co.uk/guide-to-liverpool/ is a great family review of all there is to do in Liverpool and surrounding areas.
Albert Dock is a pretty cool place to go. Lots of cool building to see and some great and classy bars and restaurants.
It's a bit touristy down at the docks, but it's an area worth checking out. Lots of shops and buildings and a great riverfront walkway (wear some comfortable shoes).
I higly recommend a stroll along Albert Dock and Liver buildings in the dark. The reflections in the water and the lightened buildings give it a special flair.
On a sunny (and windy freezing) day it's always nice to take a stroll along the river, if you have one. And this is just not any river, it's the Mersey.
Haven't been in really, but Tate is always worth a visit I think. It should have rained more, so another museum visit would have been nice. Have to come back again though.
The mid-19th century docks were restorated in the 1980ies and house now nice cafés, restaurants, shops and museums (The Tate, The Beatles Story).