16 July 2015 by Liz
School’s out for the summer next week! If you’re looking for an interesting way for your child (aged 8-17) to spend a few days over the holidays, try our Young Archaeologists’ Club summer school workshops!
Tuesday 28 July 2015: Sheep to Shirt
A day of hand-on activities to explore what people wore in the past and how things were made: dyed, woven, braided, and sewn! How did the Vikings wash their socks? Why were nettles so important in clothing? Read more…
This weekend, on Saturday 18 July, our archaeologists will be heading out looking for a pub – but this one won’t serve them a pint, it’s the site of an important historical event, and is under the ground!
The Museum of Liverpool archaeology team will be leading a community excavation in search of the Queen’s Head, Village Street, Everton in partnership with Friends of Everton Park . We’re looking to find the spot where the agreement was made to rename St Domingo’s Football Club – it became Everton FC in 1879, and from this time grew in size, and became a founder member of the Football League in 1888.
Local historian and former Liverpool Echo sports editor Ken Rogers, author of the best-selling ‘Lost Tribes of Everton’ books has undertaken considerable research about the building, and has discovered Read more…
6 July 2015 by Liz
The HAIR exhibition in the Museum of Liverpool explores how Black hair styles have evolved and how they reflect wider social change and political movements. It considers the ways in which hairstyles have reflected status, identity and creativity from early African origins to the present. As an archaeologist this got me thinking about what we might be able to interpret about Black British people’s hairstyles from archaeological evidence. Read more…
2 July 2015 by Liz
I’m an archaeologist at the Museum of Liverpool, so this blog relates to history which is a bit modern for me, but in my down-time I follow Formula One motorsport and have an interest in its history.
29 June 2015 by Kay
Get a glimpse of Liverpool’s history with this time capsule, which was recently acquired by the museum and is on display until 27 July 2015 as part of the Festival of Archaeology.
This intriguing time capsule was recently unearthed by builder John Connell during renovation work at the ‘Scandinavian Hotel’ on the corner of Nelson Street in the city centre. Developer, Downing converted the building into student accommodation, The Arch, after it lay derelict for many years.
The building was originally constructed as a workshop, warehouse and showroom for Abbott’s Cabinet Makers. The foundation stone, embedded with the time capsule, was laid on Tuesday 9 December, 1856 by the owner Samuel Abbott Esquire. Several members of the Abbott family, along with Henry Summers, Architect and Jones and Co., builders were also present. Read more…
25 June 2015 by Andrew
Ticky Lowe, artist and Director of Making Sense, makes interactive and multi-sensory artworks and interpretation for museums and galleries. Her latest display, Ticket to Ride opened at the Museum of Liverpool last week. Ticky blogs for us here, describing the project that runs until 4 September 2015. Read more…
15 June 2015 by Andrew
Ticket to Ride kicks off Mencap Liverpool’s Learning Disability Week events at the Museum of Liverpool.
Hailey Wood, Project Co-odinator at Mencap Liverpool comments on the interactive display in the first of a series of special blogs.
“Monday 15 June is an exciting day for everyone at Mencap Liverpool.
Ticket to Ride is an immersive, sensory experience that allows people to see, hear and feel what a journey is like from the perspective of another person. Read more…
Norma and Cliff Longfoot, along with their son Phillip, paid an extra special visit to the Museum of Liverpool to help celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary – as Norma’s wedding dress on display in The People’s Republic gallery!
The couple were married 50 years ago on 5 June, 1965 at County Road Methodist Church, Walton.
They had met two years earlier at a dance in the Mersey Mission to Seamen. Read more…
5 June 2015 by Andrew
Karen O’Rourke, Curator of Urban and Military History at the Museum of Liverpool talks about the Waterloo Lives display that opened on 6 June.
“Our latest display in the Museum of Liverpool, Waterloo Lives: Liverpool and the French Connection, opens just in time to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo and the Napoleonic Wars, which happened on 18 June 1815. Read more…
22 May 2015 by Andrew
““L8 is a state of mind.” Local historian Laurence Westgaph’s phrase is one I’ve heard repeatedly since starting to curate and produce L8 Unseen. Read more…