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#Thankstoyou

13 November 2018 by Laura

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Museum of Liverpool opened in 2011.

As a charity, National Museums Liverpool relies on the support of charitable donations. However big or small, all donations go into supporting our work looking after the wonderful collections, sharing and making them accessible to millions of visitors every year.

One very important and long-time supporter of National Museums Liverpool is the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), without whom some of our venues might look very different and in some cases would not exist at all.

  • In 2005 HLF backed the development of the International Slavery Museum with more than £1.5 million. Opened on Slavery Remembrance Day in the bicentennial year of the abolition of the British slave trade (23 August 2007), it is a unique Museum. Highlighting slavery in both a historic and contemporary context, it is also an international hub for resources on human rights issues.
  • In 2007 we were awarded £11.4 million from HLF towards the building of the brand new Museum of Liverpool. When it opened in 2011 it was the largest newly-built national museum in Britain for more than a century. Since that time it has attracted more than 4 million visitors and received the prestigious Council of Europe Museum Prize in 2013 for its commitment to human rights as well as its work with children and families from all backgrounds.
  • More recently in 2014 we completed work on the South End galleries at the Lady Lever Art Gallery thanks to a HLF grant of more than £1.4 million, which allowed us to restore this area of the gallery to its former glory.
Shop front

Galkoff’s shop front beautifully conserved and protected for future generations thanks to HLF

These major capital projects often grab the headlines, but HLF’s backing also makes a crucial difference to smaller projects. Most recently we opened Galkoff’s and the Secret Life of Pembroke Place at Museum of Liverpool, which following HLF support enabled a team of conservators to rescue and conserve the beautiful Art Deco tiled frontage of a kosher butchers. The funding also supported research into the Jewish and wider community of the area, as well as an archaeological dig of Liverpool’s last remaining courthouse.

These are just a few of the reasons we’re extremely grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund and why we are delighted to back their campaign, #Thankstoyou, a week of free events and openings for National Lottery players who support good causes whenever they buy a lottery ticket.

From 3-9 December there will be free tours and events for lottery players at the Museum of Liverpool. Some of the fascinating stories this amazing building holds will be shared through tours and interactive sessions for the whole family.

There will also be free curator-led tours of the wonderful Galkoff’s exhibition. Visitors will be given a unique experience, learning from the curators how the project came about and learning fascinating details about the vibrant history of this part of the city.

More information about the events for lottery players here.

Terms and conditions:

  • One National Lottery ticket provides free places for a family of six on the #Thankstoyou events at Museum of Liverpool.
  • All National Lottery games qualify for a free place (including both National Lottery draw-based games and National Lottery Scratchcards). Proof of purchase of a National Lottery game can be either a hard copy ticket or a digital ticket.
  • The offer is valid from 3 to 9 Dec 2018.
  • Museum of Liverpool has the right to refuse entry in the unlikely event of the venue reaching capacity, as well as other circumstances outside of its control.
  • Tickets will be given at the welcome desk at Museum of Liverpool when visitors arrive with their National Lottery tickets.
  • The promoter is National Museums Liverpool.
  • In the event of queries on the day, the manager’s decision is final.

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