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Liverpool ONE Underground Attraction Booms-Visitors flock to Old Dock

LIVERPOOL.- More than 1,000 visitors have toured Liverpool’s revolutionary Old Dock just one month after opening as the city’s latest historic attraction. They have been able to soak in the atmosphere of the world’s first commercial enclosed wet dock which was the birthplace of modern Liverpool. Ships from many parts of the world tied up at the quayside following the dock’s opening in 1715. Free ticketed tours for schools and members of the public started from Merseyside Maritime Museum on 4 May 2010. Visiting schools receive a free Old Dock resource pack of lesson plans and activity ideas. Three public tours are held every Tuesday at 1100, 1300 and 1430 hours with school tours on Wednesdays. The Tuesday tours are now fully booked until September. During the summer holidays there are public tours at 1100 and 1300 hours on Wednesdays 4, 11, 18 and 25 August 2010. These are rapidly filling up. Visitor host Yazz Vanducci says: “The tours have been a big