Ferries and Attractions
Merseytravel owns and operates the Mersey Ferries, U-Boat Story and the Spaceport attractions.
Mersey Ferries has become the Liverpool city region's most popular paid-for tourist attraction as well as a convenient way to cross the River Mersey, operating services all year round including a week day commuter service, River Explorer cruises, summer evening cruises and Manchester Ship Canal cruises. The vessels are available to hire for special events and excursions.
Based at the Seacombe Ferry Terminal, Spaceport is an entertaining and educational attraction covering the subjects of space and space travel, with six differently themed galleries featuring interactive hands-on exhibits and audio visual experiences, plus a 360° Planetarium dome show.
Spaceport hosts a number of exhibitions and conferences and can be hired for coporate events or children’s parties and school visits are also available.
U-534 is one of only four remaining Second World War German U-Boats in the world. Housed at Mersey Ferries’ Woodside Terminal the submarine is now in four sections with glass viewing partitions, allowing a rare glimpse of the interior and its many well preserved artefacts. The exhibition includes an enigma coding machine, interactive displays, filmed interviews with survivors, and a historical glimpse of life on board.