13 May 2014 by Lucy
This year marks 80 years of Bayko, the Liverpool-invented model construction set.
Bayko constructions will be brought to the Museum from all over Britain to feature in this four-day event, and visitors can expect to see four foot models of the leaning tower of Pisa, Saint Mark’s Campanile from Venice, a large cathedral complete with chiming bells, a skyscraper and a 30 foot pier. Read more…
9 May 2014 by Lucy
On Thursday 15 May, a special item is going on display in the Museum of Liverpool highlighting the importance of one man and his success with Liverpool Football Club.
Bill Shankly was Liverpool Football Club’s inspirational manager from 1959 to 1974. He is widely regarded as the founding father of the modern-day Club, taking them from 2nd Division obscurity to an unprecedented period of success in the 1960s. Read more…
Mark Adams, Senior Archaeological Project Officer at the Museum of Liverpool’s archaeology department, has been uncovering a mystery hidden by the sand on a nearby beach. He explains:
“Last Wednesday and Thursday I swapped the office for Ainsdale Beach to conduct a geophysical and auger survey of a shipwreck off the Ainsdale coast with volunteers from the Sefton Coast Landscape Partnership. The wreck is the remains of a wooden vessel, last seen in the early 1980s before it was exposed again by last winter’s storms. Read more…
23 April 2014 by Kay
This makeshift collecting tin was used by the Kirkby Miners’ Support Committee, Kirkby Unemployed Centre, to raise money for striking miners 1984-5.
Thousands of coal miners across the country started industrial action in March 1984 when the government announced their intention to close 20 coal mines, as well as the plan, in the long-term, to close over 70 pits. Mass walk-outs and strikes began, leading to clashes between miners and the police. Read more…
15 April 2014 by Lucy
Today marks the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy.
Across Liverpool, people will be paying their respects by taking part in a minute’s silence at 3:06pm, the time the match was abandoned on 15 April, 1989.
All National Museums Liverpool venues will be recognising the minute’s silence.
11 April 2014 by Lucy
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. Read more…
4 April 2014 by Liz
Vikings are all the rage at the moment! With the major ‘Vikings: life and legend exhibition‘ at the British Museum, ‘The Vikings’ dramatised TV series on Love Film or DVD and even a Telegraph newspaper test of your own Viking credentials!
26 March 2014 by Dickie
Visitor Yasamin Saeidi was so moved by The Museum of Liverpool that she burst into tears. When she tweeted about her emotional visit we asked her to expand on her thoughts.
Yaz tweeted: “The wonderful Museum of Liverpool. First museum to ever make me cry. Twice.” Read more…
25 March 2014 by Sam
As it’s #MuseumWeek on twitter it felt like an appropriate time to reflect on our oldest and most popular twitter account.
The Museum of Liverpool’s twitter account was set up on 23 February 2009, just over 5 years ago. It was our first venue to start tweeting, in fact not many other museums were even on twitter at the time. As you can see from this photo taken the previous week, the museum looked very different back then as it was still under construction. Read more…