U-Boat Story


The U-534 was used for training and weather reporting during the war and although ordered to surrender on May 5th 1954, the U-534 refused to do so heading north towards Norway where it was attacked by a Liberator aircraft. Amazingly, 49 crew members survived, but the U-Boat sank and lay forgotten on the sea-bed for over 40 years. In 1993 the wreckage was raised, however the mystery of why the U-534 refused to surrender was never resolved.


Come on board the U-534 and look into the U-Boat and view its well preserved artefacts including a rare enigma machine. This hands-on and audiovisual exhibit provides a unique insight into life onboard a submarine during the wartime and the enduring mystery of U-534.


  • Enjoy delicious food and drink in the waterfront cafe and browse around the U-Boat Souvenir shop where a variety of U-Boat and wartime related gifts await.
  • The U-Boat story is open from Tuesday-Sunday 10.30am-5.30pm. For more information please call 0151 330 1000. 
  • Approximate walking distance from the hotel - 59 minutes (3.2 miles)


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  • Restaurant & bar
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