Boat collection

The boat collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum contains more than 70 full size vessels. These range from the pilot ship Edmund Gardner, the largest object in National Museums Liverpool's collections, to the small Dee coracle, which is just bigger than the person it would have carried.

The collection contains a number of types of craft, including working vessels from Liverpool's docks, leisure craft that sailed off the north-west coast, working boats from around the world, and even pleasure boats from Liverpool's Sefton Park.

The ten boats featured here are some of the museum's most fascinating vessels. Follow the links below to find out the stories behind each one.