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The Talk of Toxteth

9 September 2010 by Lucy

As part of Heritage Open Days, National Museums Liverpool has a number of events taking place which will provide unique opportunities to explore and enjoy the sometimes hidden, often curious and always interesting areas of some of our venues.

Although not open until next year, the Museum of Liverpool team will also be taking part in this national initiative, in a special event tomorrow – Friday, 10 September – at Toxteth Town Hall from 10:30am – 4pm.

Built in 1865, the Grade II-listed Town Hall has recently undergone a refurbishment and restoration project, and the fantastic work can be seen on the day.

The Museum of Liverpool team will also be there as part of their research in developing an interactive map of Merseyside for the new museum.

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The Merseyside Interactive Map will be on display at the new Museum of Liverpool which opens next year

The team are looking to learn more from local people about the places in Toxteth which are important to local history, so come along! Bring your old postcards, photographs, newspapers or magazines, or maybe you have objects which can tell us something about Toxteth’s past. The team can scan photographs and paper material, take pictures of objects, and are very curious to hear more about the places in Toxteth they represent.

The event will also include the following talks:

2:40pm – A talk from Dr Clem Fisher about Toxteth Deer Park

3pm – A sneak peak of the Merseyside Interactive Map, which will give visitors to the new museum the chance to learn about history in their local areas. This talk will also provide the chance for people to tell the team what they think, and suggest places in the area which should be included.

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