Posts by Lucy
Scouse is our city’s traditional dish. A stew often made with lamb, beef, or both, it originates from the word ‘lobscouse’, which was a stew often eaten by sailors throughout Northern Europe, popular in port cities such as Liverpool. By association, Liverpudlians are known as Scousers, and many have their own special recipies for this delicious Liverpool staple. Here’s our Head Chef Ben’s thoughts on Scouse: Read more…
7 February 2014 by Lucy
We’re the first national museums service to take part in the initiative, which is led by the Alzheimer’s Society. Those living with dementia sometimes need a helping hand to go about their daily lives and feel included in their local community, so Dementia Friends sessions give participants an understanding of dementia and the small things people can do to make a difference. Read more…
23 January 2014 by Lucy
On 27 January each year, Holocaust Memorial Day is marked to remember the millions who have been murdered in the Holocaust and subsequent genocides.
In partnership with the Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) there will be a variety of talks and tours taking place between 11am and 4pm, with a particular focus on memories of the Kindertransport. Read more…
We recently installed a very special object in the Wondrous Place gallery at the Museum of Liverpool, to commemorate a Liverpool basement venue which had a legendary impact on the Merseyside music scene.
Opposite the site of the original Cavern Club, the music club Eric’s was also situated in Mathew Street. Opened in 1976 by Roger Eagle and Ken Testi – later joined by Pete Fulwell – Eric’s was only in existence for four years but the influence of the club and Roger Eagle, was massive.
Although Eric’s was known nationally as a ‘punk club’, Roger promoted and supported all kinds of music, as well as performance art and poetry. Ken Testi rightly described Eric’s as ‘a platform for popular culture’ in the 2009 book ‘Liverpool Eric’s – all the best clubs are downstairs, everybody knows that…’. Read more…
17 December 2013 by Lucy
Yesterday, the Museum of Liverpool welcomed a very special visitor, who will be staying with us all through Christmas.
If you remember Blacklers Department Store on the corner of Elliot Street and Great Charlotte Street, then you may remember the gigantic Santa Claus, which adorned the façade of the building for a number of years. Read more…
11 December 2013 by Lucy
We were very lucky to have a special visitor to the Museum of Liverpool a few weeks ago, when the lovely Fern Britton came to film in our Ken Dodd exhibition as part of her series ‘Fern Britton Meets…’.
This Sunday, 15 December at 10am on BBC1, you can watch Fern meeting the man himself, discussing his life and incredible career spanning six decades. Read more…
Next week, our exhibition of Ken Dodd photographs opens at the Museum of Liverpool.
You can visit ‘By Jove! It’s Ken Dodd! Photographs by Stephen Shakeshaft’ from Friday 8 November, but a lucky few can also be part of the Private View the night before.
We have five pairs of tickets to give away for the Private View of the exhibition on Thursday 7 November from 6 – 8pm.
All you have to do to enter, is email email@example.com with the answer to the following question:
How many years has Ken Dodd been tickling our chuckle muscles for?
Send your answer, name and telephone number by 5pm on Monday 3 November to be in with a chance to win. Winners will be notified on Tuesday 4 November.
We’ve had a sneak peek and it’s looking absolutely amazing, and well worth a visit.
April’s story is one that has captured the interest of many, ever since she was ‘outed’ as transsexual in the Sunday papers over 50 years ago. Since then, her life has been front page news on numerous occasions, yet her irrepressible character has carried her through, making her a true inspiration for many people around the world.
April was born George Jamieson in Liverpool in 1935, so it’s amazing that she’ll be returning to the city of her birth to see this exhibition dedicated to her life.
You could be there too to preview the exhibition before it opens to the public, at a special Private View on Thursday 26 September! We have five pairs of tickets available to win, by answering the following question:
Where did April have her gender reassignment surgery?
Please send your answer along with your name and telephone number to firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for entries is Monday 23 September at 5pm, and winners will be notified on Tuesday 24 September.
11 June 2013 by Lucy
At the end of March, the Museum of Liverpool’s Field Archaeology Unit spent two weeks excavating a site in Rainford. Rainford Tennis Club, which plans to build new courts on the site, funded the excavations prompted by the discovery of large quantities of 17th century pottery when the old tennis courts were excavated in the late 1970s.
The excavation found ditches marking the line of field boundaries, which the team of archaeologists knew to have gone out of use in the early 19th century. This was discovered by overlaying the map of the ditches onto a similar map of the area from approximately 1850, which does not display the boundaries, indicating that they had been filled in by that time. Read more…