Albert Dock Company is delighted to invite you to celebrate the 20th Birthday of the Albert Dock, Liverpool's most visited tourist attraction. The fun starts with face painters, free Jelly Belly Beans at Quay Confectionery and balloons for the kids at The Beatles Story. The Savoy Jazz Band will get the party in full swing on Sunday 4th May and a birthday Treasure Hunt starting at the Visitor Centre in Anchor Courtyard on the 3rd May will get all the family involved.
Tate Liverpool is also celebrating 20 years at the Albert Dock over the Bank Holiday weekend and is hosting a series of events and activities for you and all the family. From icing cakes to den making and birthday party games in the Marquee on the Mermaid Courtyard, to Giggle Tours with comedians (11am-1pm) and Artists Talks (2pm-4pm). On Saturday 3rd May there will be live performances from Sense of Sound, a Lantern Parade (6pm) and a Northern Soul event, 'Long After Tonight' (7pm till 11pm).
Liverpool Culture Company has commissioned a special performance called 'The Line' with a new musical score and dance performance by 100 young people from Liverpool to celebrate the birthday of the Albert Dock. Each one will be taking place outside the Merseyside Maritime Museum every half hour from 12pm till 2pm on Saturday 3rd May.
The Beatles Story are bringing the Beatles Valuation Day to the party on May 5th, so be sure to dig out all of your Fab Four memorabilia and bring it to the Dock for a free valuation in their new Chill Out Zone. Yellow Duckmarine Tours will be offering a free Duck Quacker for all the kids booked on the Duckmarine on Bank Holiday Monday, Shiverpool Tours are offering a birthday 'Scare Two get One Free' on all their tours in May, while Tate Liverpool's celebrations continue with Story Telling daily from John Hughes.
Live music will be at the heart of the birthday celebrations, many of the bars and restaurants will have live music to enjoy while you dine. Gusto (formerly Est Est Est) have live music all day on Sunday May 4th with Dominic Halpin and the Honeybees playing at 2pm and Perfectly Frank at 7.30pm, in addition the Pan American Club brings you BBC's The One & Only Tony Lewis singing Robbie Williams later that evening.
In addition The Pan American Club, Blue, and Gusto are all offering Birthday menus and cocktails and Babycream and Circo are offering a 2-4-1 on special Albert Dock birthday cocktails.
A Picture Exhibition of Your Albert Dock
You are invited to share your memories of the Albert Dock through the last 20 years. This will become part of a photographic exhibition at the Dock. It could be your school trip, family day out, first date with your husband, anything that you hold dear, bring your pictures to the Visitor Centre and become part of the history of the Albert Dock's 20th Birthday exhibition. Tate Liverpool is also working with Shoot Liverpool to create new memories and photographs of the city as you see it today.
What can you find at the Albert Dock?
Attractions: Shiverpool, The Yellow Duckmarine, Fantasia Cruises, Merseyside Maritime Museum, International Slavery Museum, Tate Liverpool, The Beatles Story.
Bars, Restaurants and Cafés:
Circo, Vinea Wine Bar and Deli, Baby Blue, BLUE Bar & Grill, Babycream, Gusto(Est Est Est), Ha! Ha! Bar & Canteen, Hansel & Gretel's, La Crepe Rit, NOSH, The Panamerican Club, Spice Lounge, Tate Café and Costa Coffee, Starbucks Coffee inside The Beatles Story.
Annabel's Accessories, Apple Centre/Canon, Art 4 You, Impressions of Liverpool, Liverpool Pictures, Nature's Treasure, Nauticalia, Quay Candy, Tamzyn Angela Designer Florist, The Gift Company, Wizzard and Whistlefish Gallery,
Express by Holiday Inn, Premier Inn
Parking spaces are available directly outside the Albert Dock and in the new Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool and Albert Dock multi storey car park which is open 24 hours a day.