Maritime Liverpool

Liverpool was a pioneer in the development of modern dock technology, transport systems and port management.


Maritime Liverpool

Six areas in the historic centre and docklands of the maritime mercantile City of Liverpool bear witness to the development of one of the world’s major trading centres in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Liverpool played an important role in the growth of the British Empire and became the major port for the mass movement of people, e.g. slaves and emigrants from northern Europe to America.

The listed sites feature a great number of significant commercial, civic and public buildings, including St George’s Plateau.

Maritime Liverpool was delisted by the 44th World Heritage Committee in July 2021.

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Did you know..?

At the time of its construction in 1901, Stanley Dock Tobacco Warehouse was reported to be the world’s largest brick warehouse, made from 27 million bricks and standing 125 feet high

Charles Dickens gave his world premiere reading of ‘A Christmas Carol’ in the Concert Room of St George’s Hall in 1866.

St George’s Hall is home to the world’s first modern air conditioning system, designed by Dr David Boswell Reid in 1851.


Location: Liverpool, England

Country: United Kingdom

Year of Inscription: 2004 - Delisted 2021

UNESCO Criteria: (ii), (iii), (iv)

Contact information:

For more information about Maritime Liverpool, visit the website or contact visitor information on 0151 233 2008