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Maritime Archives and Library refurbishment

19 November 2018 by Vicki Caren

old arched doorway into empty room with some rubble on the floor

New entrance to the Maritime Archives and Library during the refurbishment, with a view through the library space towards the Three Graces on the waterfront

As part of the Sea Galleries development at Merseyside Maritime Museum, the Maritime Archives and Library has been closed for refurbishment. Works are currently underway to reconfigure the public search room and staff office.

The improved facilities will see the creation of a new entrance, utilising the original features of this listed dock warehouse. A spacious entrance area will also contain exhibition cases to showcase some of the treasures from the archive collections, along with a touchscreen allowing access to our information sheets and research guides outside of our opening hours. 

Following the refurbishment, we are planning to open to the public on Monday 3 December 2018. In these behind-the-scenes photos you can see the empty spaces while the work was being carried out, which will soon be filled again and ready for the public. Keep an eye out on social media for more pictures of the refurbished spaces soon!

We anticipate that our first few weeks will be very busy with visitors and enquiries, so ask for your patience and support during this time.

Please note that all National Museums Liverpool buildings will be closed to the public on Monday 10 December for staff training.

empty room

View showing where the old entrance into the search room used to be

  1. Will Reid says:

    Good news! Well done Vicki!

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