Puzzle Size: 680mm x 490mm
ALBERT DOCK LIVERPOOL
The Royal Albert Dock is based in Liverpool England Designed by Jesse Hartley and Philip Hardwick the dock and the warehouse buildings were opened in 1846 It was known simply as the Albert Dock until 2018 when it was granted a royal charter and had the honorific "Royal" added to its name At the time of its construction the dock was considered to be revolutionary in its design because ships were loaded and unloaded directly from or to the warehouses Two years after it opened it was modified to feature the world's first hydraulic crane During the Second World War the dock was requisitioned by the Admiralty serving as a base for boats of the British Atlantic Fleet The complex was damaged during air raids on Liverpool notably during the May Blitz of 1941 Today the Royal Albert Dock is a major tourist attraction in the city and the most visited multi-use attraction in the United Kingdom outside London It is a vital component of Liverpool's UNESCO designated World Heritage Maritime Mercantile City and the docking complex and warehouses also comprise the largest single collection of Grade I listed buildings anywhere in the UK.
artwork by Steve Crisp
As with all Gibsons jigsaws, the beautifully illustrated pieces are made from the highest quality 100% recycled board and are therefore a pleasure to work with again and again.
Box Size: 250mm x 250mm x 60mm