28th January, 2016

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How to get here

The Beatles Story - How to find us

The Beatles Story is located on the Liverpool Waterfront on 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.

Merseytravel offer a digital version of a city centre Public Transport Visitor Guide for this Autumn/Winter which includes a city centre public transport map which can be downloaded here.  Alternatively click here for an online journey planner to create a journey based on your start/end destination with the planner plotting the best public transport routes and detailing each step.

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. All pedestrian routes are well signposted.

By car

Sat Nav postcode - L3 4AD

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.


Ample parking is available at Liverpool ONE (entrance on the Strand) and John Lewis (Liver Street), 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. Parking facilities are open 24 hours a day.

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.

By rail

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 5-10 minutes walk, and Moorfields (on the Northern Line), approximately a 10-15 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

Mainline 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.

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: There are regular trains to Liverpool Lime Street from Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield, Edinburgh and Glasgow with First TransPennine Express. For train times, visit the TransPennine Express website.

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

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

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



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