New museum opens in Liverpool

New museum opens in Liverpool

When the Museum of Liverpool opens its doors next week it will become Britain’s largest purpose-built museum in over century.

Located on the city’s waterfront by the famous Albert Docks, the first national museum in the world that is devoted to the history of a regional city.

The stone-clad building celebrates the city’s port, and creative and sporting history, building on the success of its predecessor, the Museum of Liverpool Life, which closed in 2006.

Over 6,000 objects will be showcased across the museum’s three floors. Many of these items have never been on public display before and range in antiquity from the ice age to the present day.

Among the objects on show will be the stage where John Lennon and Paul McCartney first met; an 18ft life-size Liver Bird; the last remaining carriage from the Overhead Railway; and countless other artefacts from the city’s past.

The ?72m project begun in 2006 and the second phase of the museum will be unveiled later this year.

Entrance to the museum is free. From Tuesday 19 July the museum will be open daily 10am-5pm. For more information about the Museum of Liverpool visit

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