Free fun-filled activities at Royal Albert Dock

From getting your culture fix at our world-famous attractions to making memories that will last a lifetime, there are plenty of fascinating things to see and do at the dock, and better yet, they won’t cost you a penny!

Explore artwork at Tate Liverpool’s collection displays 

Admire the works of applauded artists from around the globe with a trip to the dock’s resident art gallery, Tate Liverpool. Enjoy Tate Liverpool’s free collection displays that, until 15th October, include Democracies, Ideas Depot, and Journeys Through the Tate Collection 
Young art lovers can also get creative with daily free workshops and activities in the family space.

Snap selfie with our sculptures

The dock’s photogenic from every angle, and our sculptures are definitely some of the most popular selfie spots. 
Located in Mermaid Courtyard next to Tate Liverpool, 10-metre high gravity-defying Liverpool Mountain by Swiss-artist Ugo Rondinone is one not to miss. For music fans, make sure to get a snap with 60s legend Billy Fury, who’s immortalised in Tom Murphy’s statue overlooking Canning Dock.

Hear powerful stories at the International Slavery Museum

Discover the untold stories of enslaved people and learn about historical and contemporary slavery at the International Slavery Museum. With collection and visiting displays that provide a voice to those impacted, explore the Sophie Hayes Foundation Freedom Quilt and Dancing In Time: The Ties That Bind Us.

Uncover the city’s seafaring past with Maritime Museum

Travel back in time and discover Liverpool’s seafaring history with Maritime Museum. Learn about the dark world of smuggling gangs and witness the transformation of the dock with the museum’s free displays, Seized! gallery and On the waterfront. 

Brush up on your history

A walk around the dock is guaranteed to teach you a fact or two about its rich history. Start by heading to the Maritime Museum which is home to a huge anchor from Merchant Navy training ship H.M.S Conway, dating back more than 150 years. 
Or see if you can spot the real One O’Clock Gun, inspiration behind one of the dock’s venues of the same name, that once fired every day to tell ships the time.

Take a wander along the waterfront 

Take in the sights and sounds of the Liverpool waterfront with Canal and River Trust’s wellbeing walk. Starting at Royal Albert Dock, make your way along the River Mersey for a 1.3 mile journey, perfect for getting some fresh air or walkies with your four-legged friend. Click below to download a copy.

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