The Tide & Time exhibition is currently closed due to maintenance on the tide prediction machines. The exhibition will reopen later in 2024.

The Tide & Time exhibition at the National Oceanography Centre showcases some of the fascinating achievements made in the Liverpool region in understanding and predicting the tides.

The exhibition houses two Tide Predicting Machines owned by National Museums Liverpool, the only place in the world you can see two of these ingenious mechanical computers together. Tide & Time is open to the public once a month or by special arrangement for group visits and events.

Joseph Proudman Building home of the Tide and Time exhibition

The National Oceanography Centre, home to the Tide & Time exhibition, is on the University of Liverpool campus. It takes about ten minutes to walk from Lime Street station.

Get directions to the exhibition: on foot, by road and by rail.

How to get here

Book a visit – usual opening times are 3–4pm on the first Tuesday of the month.

Book your visit

Tide & Time exhibition
National Oceanography Centre
Joseph Proudman Building
6 Brownlow Street
Liverpool L3 5DA
United Kingdom

+44 (0)151 795 4800 (9am–5pm weekdays)