A historic start to 2020


Location:Albert Dock

Date:January 2020


Find out more about the Dock with our latest winter projection

The Dock’s latest projection on our 85 metre ‘screen’ showcases the Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool archive. The images, courtesy of Bernard Rose photography, show the Dock in its very earliest days, alongside the original blueprints for the project and key facts about the Dock.

Double Take Projections has again created the light show, which has become one of Liverpool’s most unique winter spectacles this year. The team there has used projection mapping to create the show, which merges historic images with the real-life Dock backdrop.

The projection shows just how significant the project was – the quadrangle of water surrounded by the Dock is the size of Trafalgar Square. And the Dock occupies a huge space looking out across the Mersey – it had prime position on the waterfront for 60 years before the Three Graces were built. We don’t want to give away all of its secrets, but did you know that:

  • The Dock is the largest group of Grade I listed buildings in the UK?
  • The site is 1.25 million square feet – and took five years to build?

Why not head down for a bite to eat and learn more about the Dock while you’re here? You can see the projection from anywhere on the Dock’s inner quay – but our Britannia Pavilion restaurants, including Maray, Lunyalita and Rosa’s Thai Cafe, make a great viewing point.

The projection is on every night from 5pm.