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Free Tours of ‘The Old Dock’ – See Where The Port of Liverpool Began

Liverpool’s revolutionary Old Dock – which opened in 1715 as the world’s first, commercial, enclosed wet dock - is open to the public.
The internationally-important Old Dock has been carefully preserved under the new Liverpool ONE.
For the first time in centuries the bed of the Pool - the creek that gave Liverpool its name - can be seen.
The Old Dock was discovered during excavations in 2001 after being buried since 1826.
Developers Grosvenor preserved the dock and now organise guided tours to see the Dock ~ this outstanding and important reminder of Liverpool’s innovative beginnings and our vital historic status.

To find out more, click onto http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/maritime/visit/old_dock_tours.aspx 

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