Starting on Thursday, September 7, and running until Sunday, September 10, it is being held as part of the national Heritage Open Days festival and is centred around the Albert Dock
Heritage on the Dock returns to Liverpool’s Albert Dock this week – four-day event of free walks, talks, workshops and live music.
Starting on Thursday, September 7, and running until Sunday, September 10, it is being held as part of the national Heritage Open Days festival.
It will not only enable visitors the opportunity to unlock secrets of Albert Dock – home to the largest group of Grade I-listed buildings in the country – but the wider waterfront as well.
Take a Blue Badge-guided heritage tour of Albert Dock, take a closer look at the vast array of marine life hidden under the waters with Lancashire Wildlife Trust, and hear about the colourful history of one of Liverpool’s master craftsmen at the dock-based, Leather Satchel Co.
For those with sea legs, step aboard the famed steam ship, The Daniel “ Danny” Adamson, and meet the engineers, go behind the scenes of Liverpool’s very own Dazzle Ship, The Edmund Gardner, and hear fascinating tales about the historic Yarwood tug, France-Hayhurst.
Back on dry land, the Heritage on the Dock programme expands this year to include tours of the Royal Liver Building and the Bascule Bridge, the gateway to Stanley Dock in the north.
Join the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) as they guide you through its new centre for architecture, RIBA North on Mann Island.
Travel back in time aboard a classic bus from the Merseyside Transport Trust collection and and dig a little deeper into one of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in the UK – the George’s Dock Building – headquarters and ventilation station for the Queensway Tunnel.
The waterfront’s flagship attractions, including Merseyside Maritime Museum, Tate Liverpool and Museum of Liverpool will also be adding to the programme with captivating talks, workshops and behind the scenes tours.
Sue Grindrod, chief executive, Albert Dock Liverpool, said: “We introduced Heritage on the Dock to our events programme in 2016, part of our ongoing 175 strategy as we build up to celebrating Albert Dock’s 175th anniversary in 2021.
“The event is a key element in our aims to unlocking the incredible heritage of the dock for the local community to enjoy and engage in.”
For details about the full programme, visit www.heritageonthedock.com.