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Britain’s Treasures

With museums, galleries and restaurants housed in the largest group of Grade I-listed buildings in Britain, the iconic waterfront connects Liverpool’s past to its future



The dock takes its name from Queen Victoria’s husband Albert, who offcially opened it in 1846. His presence there was notable. It was the first time a member of the royal family had visited the city.

ON THE WATERFRONT The Albert Dock has completed its transformation from industrial stronghold to essential leisure destination

Prince Albert received a rapturous welcome at the banks of the River Mersey, as thousands swarmed to the waterfront just to glimpse their special guest. “There was a most brilliant display of flags [and] banners… All business is suspended,” chimed The Pictorial Times. “All is gaiety and splendour.” This day, 30 July 1846, marked the first official visit by a royal to Liverpool. The husband and Prince Consort of Queen Victoria had journeyed to Liverpool to open the newest dock, which would carry his name and revolutionise the port.

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