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The Beatles Story is ideally located in the Albert Dock which is a short walk from Liverpool city centre, through the impressive Liverpool One shopping centre and picturesque Chavasse Park. We are located opposite the Big Wheel across from the Echo Arena and are easily accessible on foot, by public transport, and by car.

On foot

The Albert Dock is a twenty-minute walk from Liverpool Lime Street train station and can be accessed through Liverpool One or through the Paradise Street bus station (Canning Place) via Hanover Street. It's also less than ten minutes' walk from the city centre, including Liverpool One and the Ropewalks district. All pedestrian routes are well signposted.

On foot: From Liverpool city centre, follow the signs for the Albert Dock, where you'll find our first site - alternatively follow signs for the Liver Buildings and you'll find Beatles Story Pier Head in front of the Liver Building.

By bus

The bus service C4 stops at the Albert Dock or you can walk the short distance to the Albert Dock to the Paradise Street bus station for other services -it's just across the road. If you need more information about bus and local rail services, contact Merseytravel online at www.merseytravel.gov.uk, or by phoning +44 (0) 871 200 2233.

By car

From Birkenhead and the M62 Motorway, follow the brown tourist signs to the Albert Dock. From the M53 Motorway, head northbound from Ellesmere Port/Birkenhead, through the Wallasey (Kingsway) Tunnel into Liverpool. Merge onto Scotland Road and turn right at the traffic lights. From there, follow the brown tourist signs to the Albert Dock. If you're arriving via the A41 and Birkenhead, follow the A41 until you see directions to the Queensway Tunnel, which will take you into Liverpool.

If you're using a sat nav, try the postcode L3 4AD

By car:

From the South... Follow the M6 north to junction 21A, turning left onto the M62 in the direction of Liverpool. At the end of the M62 (the Rocket) follow signs for the city centre until you pick up signs for the Albert Dock.

From the North... Take the M6 to junction 26 and then follow signs for the M58 motorway to Liverpool. Continue to the end of the motorway, where you follow signs for the A59 to Liverpool. Follow A59 City Centre until you pick up signs for the Albert Dock. This takes you off the A59 onto the A5053, heading for the Albert Dock.

Parking

Parking for the Albert Dock is provided by the Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool, and the Albert Dock multi-storey car park, making the dock a handy location for a family day out or short break. Parking facilities are open 24 hours a day. There is also parking (QPark)at Liverpool One (the entrance is on the Strand) and John Lewis (Liver Street), plus limited parking at the Albert Dock itself. Coaches can drop off at Albert Dock gate and Gower Street bus stop. You can download a map of coach parking facilities across Liverpool using the link below.

Parking: Ample parking is available at Liverpool ONE (entrance on the Strand), which is the closest secure cark park to the Beatles Story Pier Head. Further parking is available at ACC Liverpool's car park on Kings Dock, adjacent to the Beatles Story Albert Dock, and a surface-level open-air car park is also available at the Albert Dock.

By rail

National trains arrive at Liverpool Lime Street station, which is a twenty minute walk to the Albert Dock. If you don't fancy the walk, you can transfer to Merseyrail at Lime Street, which will take you to James Street Station, a five minute walk from the Albert Dock.

For train times, why not visit the Transpennine Express website.

Merseyrail: The nearest Merseyrail stations to the Beatles Story Albert Dock and Pier Head are James Street Station (on the Wirral line), which is approximately a five-to-ten minutes walk, and Moorfields (on the Northern Line), approximately a ten-to-15 minute walk via Dale Street and Water Street. For more details about all local bus, rail and ferry services ring Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 or log on to www.merseytravel.gov.uk.

Mainline rail:

From the South... Virgin Trains operates direct services on an hourly basis from London to Liverpool Lime Street (approximately two hours' journey time). The Beatles Story Albert Dock is a 15-minute walk from Liverpool Lime Street Station or a short taxi ride.

From the North... From the North... There are regular trains to Liverpool Lime Street from Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield, Edinburgh and Glasgow with First TransPennine Express .


By air

Liverpool John Lennon Airport is one of the fastest growing regional airports in the UK, with a variety of European and transatlantic routes. The airport is a twenty minute taxi ride away from the Dock. You'll find more details about the airport, services and routes at www.liverpooljohnlennonairport.com.

By air: Liverpool John Lennon Airport is 30 minutes from the city centre by car or taxi. The Arriva Airlink 500 bus service operates a circular route from the airport to Liverpool city centre, running every 30 minutes, Monday to Sunday, at 15 and 45 minutes past each hour between 06:45 - 23:45; it drops passengers off both outside the Ibis on the Strand and at Paradise Street bus station, opposite the Albert Dock.

For more information please visit www.liverpool-airport-guide.co.uk.

By ferry

No trip to Liverpool would be complete without a ferry across the Mersey. Feel the breeze in your hair aboard the world's oldest passenger ferry service as you pass our World Heritage Waterfront at Liverpool, visit the numerous attractions on offer on the Wirral too. More information is available at www.merseyferries.co.uk.

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