If you are exploring the museum you might enjoy following our trail Liverpool and the American Civil War, which includes several different areas of the collection.
Titanic, Lusitania and the Forgotten Empress - three of the most famous and most tragic ships in history, each had strong links with Liverpool.
Battle of the Atlantic - the vital role that Liverpool played in the Second World War.
Life at Sea - the role of merchant ships and seafarers in providing a vital lifeline for the country by carrying goods and passengers in both peace and warover the last three centuries
MV Derbyshire - search for the truth - a display about the biggest British registered merchant ship ever to have been lost at sea.
Hello Sailor! Gay life on the ocean wave - a little known aspect of maritime history, at a time when homosexuality was illegal.
Sea Urchins - a fun maritime-themed play area for early years visitors.
Small display case and 40 minute film about the Mapping Memory project investigating Liverpool's waterfront during a time of great change. See the accompanying Mapping Memory interactive map on this website.
Ships and quaysides
Two historic vessels, the Edmund Gardner pilot ship and three-masted schooner De Wadden, are kept in dry dock opposite the museum. There are buoys, anchors and other objects on the dockside, including the Lusitania propeller. This area is not currently accessible for visitors but special tours of the Edmund Gardner can be booked during the summer.