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Behind the scenes archaeology tours

17 January 2014 by Liz

Volunteer with pot he excavated in Rainford

We’ve been digging in Rainford in 2013 as part of the Rainford’s Roots Project.  We’ve found thousands of fascinating finds which reveal information about the historic cottage industry of ‘potting’ in the village.  Volunteers on the project have helped wash and catalogue many of these finds, and in due course they will become part of the collection of the Museum of Liverpool – ready to be displayed, loaned out, used for research, and held in the collection for future generations to use.

When objects come into museum’s collection I am keen to get as many as possible on display, and others will go into store.  In February you have a chance to join me on a ‘behind the scenes’ tour of the Museum of Liverpool archaeology collections.  

Visitors learning about finds from Rainford
  • Tuesday February 25th 10am
  • Tuesday February 25th 11.30am
  • Thursday February 27th 10am
  • Thursday February 27th 11.30am

I will show you around the museums’ off-site store in north Liverpool.  You will see the range of the museums’ collections and have the opportunity to handle objects from the Regional Archaeology Collection, including from the ceramics industries in Rainford, Buckley and Prescot. Tours will last approximately 1 hour.

As places are limited, it’s essential to book, please contact Kerry Massheder on 0151 478 4033 kerry.massheder@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk to reserve your place.

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