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15.4.1989 – A tribute

11 April 2014 by Lucy

Display of date on the Museum of Liverpool

The Museum of Liverpool’s commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy

15 April 2014 will mark 25 years since 96 Liverpool fans lost their lives at Hillsborough during the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest.

The Museum of Liverpool – dedicated to telling the story of Liverpool and its people – is commemorating this date for all to see, recognising its significance and the city’s united grief for those who were lost but will never be forgotten. 

A 6ft high tribute reading 15.4.1989 has appeared on the waterfront venue this afternoon, remaining on the building until 21 April, allowing for a 10-day period of reflection around the 25th anniversary.

The Director of the Museum of Liverpool, Janet Dugdale had this to say: “The Museum of Liverpool has been created by the people of this city, and houses the stories and memories which have had an effect on Liverpool.

“The date 15.4.1989 is an important part of our history. It’s a date which has been marked for the past 25 years, and will continue to be marked by people not just in Liverpool, and not just by Liverpool fans, but by many people and football fans across the world.

“We felt very strongly that we should recognise this anniversary with a mark of respect. It will be seen by all our visitors and those who pass by the Museum, inviting them to reflect and remember the 96 Liverpool fans, their families, friends, and all who have been affected by this terrible tragedy.”

Along with the rest of the city, all eight National Museums Liverpool venues including the Museum of Liverpool, will be taking part in a minute’s silence on Tuesday 15 April at 3:06pm, the time that the match was officially abandoned in 1989.

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