Albert Dock

Local nameAlbert Dock
LocationLiverpool, United Kingdom

The Royal Albert Dock is a complex of dock buildings and warehouses in Liverpool, England. Designed by Jesse Hartley and Philip Hardwick, it was opened in 1846, and was the first structure in Britain to be built from cast iron, brick and stone, with no structural wood. As a result, it was the first non-combustible warehouse system in the world.At the time of its construction the Albert Dock was considered a revolutionary docking system because ships were loaded and unloaded directly from/to the warehouses. Two years after it opened it was modified to feature the world's first hydraulic cranes. Due to its open yet secure design, the Albert Dock became a popular store for valuable cargoes such as brandy, cotton, tea, silk, tobacco, ivory and sugar. However, despite the Albert Dock's advanced design, the rapid development of shipping technology meant that within 50 years, larger, more open docks were required, although it remained a valuable store for cargo.

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Opening hours

Most attractions and shop are open 10 am - 6 pm, but the times may vary.

For more information, please visit the official website.

More information and contact


Official website




Phone +44 151 706 0576

Address 22, Edward Pavilion, Liverpool Waterfront L3 4AF, UK

Coordinates 53°24'5.134" N -2°59'41.687" E

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