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 Ferries and Attractions

Mersey FerryMersey Ferries and Attractions

Merseytravel owns and operates the Mersey Ferries, U-Boat Story and the Spaceport attractions.

Mersey Ferries
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.
In 2016 the Merseytravel Committee (now the Liverpool City Region Transport Committee) endorsed a 20 year vision for the Mersey Ferries that aims to secure their future for generations to come. It is centred around bringing down the cost of the Mersey Ferries to the public purse, while building on their commercial potential. It makes a number of recommendations, including buying at least one new vessel better suited to the leisure and events market. This is expected to be on the River Mersey in the early 2020s.
For further information visit the Mersey Ferries website.
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.
For further information visit the Spaceport website.
U-Boat Story
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.
For further information visit the U-Boat Story website.