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Maritime Archives & Library

National Museums Liverpool

Liverpool Town Maps and Dock Estate Plans

Early maps of Liverpool date from Chadwick's map of 1725. The main focus of the collection is Liverpool & Birkenhead Dock Estate Plans from 1825 onwards. For more details see the information sheets on maps (number 46) and dock plans (number 56) on our website.

Sea Charts

The main bulk of the Sea Charts Collection is in the form of unbound miscellaneous Admiralty Charts (various 1810-1970). Also included is a large selection of local charts of Liverpool Bay 1764-1980, miscellaneous charts and a world-wide collection of bound Admiralty Charts in the records of the Liverpool Underwriters Association (D/LUA). The latter are held at our reserve store, please telephone in advance for an appointment.

For more details see the Sea Charts information sheet (number 45) on our website.


Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AQ

Main contact

Telephone number

(0151) 478 4424

Opening hours

The Maritime Archives & Library is open Mondays and Tuesdays, 10.30 am to 4.30 pm (closed 12.30 – 1.30 and Bank Holidays).


Free entry, identification and proof of address required


Limited photocopying (at staff's discretion)


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