I wasn’t really sure what to expect at the Museum of Liverpool but actually it proved to be my favourite of Liverpool’s museums. Opened in 2011 it is apparently the largest newly built national museum in the UK for more than 100 years, and I admit the building’s design was a major reason why I decided to go inside.
There was a lot more to see here than I’d expected and I spent a good few hours exploring. Entry is free. Some of my personal highlights included –
the special exhibition on John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Double Fantasy. It tells the story of their relationship in their own words, quotes decorating the walls of the exhibition space and includes a lot of their personal belongings.
I also really liked the suffragette section, especially this statue.
And one of most impressive models on display is that of Sir Edwin Lutyen’s design for Liverpool’s Catholic cathedral. The model was built in 1933 and shown at the Royal Academy in a bid to raise funds, but ultimately the cathedral was never actually built.
Though I also really liked the models of three of Liverpool’s most iconic buildings – the Royal Liver Building, the Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building.
The bonus being that you can look out of the window next to the model to see the real thing.
A really great museum you can find more photos here.