New Museum of Liverpool Opening on 19 July

The Museum of Liverpool will open to the public on Tuesday 19 July 2011. This is a significant date as it is exactly 100 years after the museum’s iconic neighbour the Royal Liver Building opened its doors.

Visitors to the new museum will be able to see for themselves the magnificence of the Liver Birds in one of the galleries overlooking the Three Graces. The galleries in the museum will focus on four main themes: Liverpool’s port, its creative and sporting history, its people and global significance. Housing more than 6,000 objects, many which have never been on public display, visitors can unearth an array of stories from the Ice Age to the present day. People can witness the city’s growth into the world’s greatest port, see first hand the last remaining carriage from the famous Liverpool Overhead Railway and immerse themselves in the city’s rich sporting and creative history.

David Fleming, director of National Museums Liverpool said:
“The Museum of Liverpool is all about telling the stories of the city and its people. This includes the times of struggle such as the Toxteth riots, the triumphs of our musical exports including The Beatles, and the dramatic histories of our football teams. Every single event has helped shape this city’s personality. The Museum of Liverpool is here to tell the tale, and like the Liver Building, will be around for many years to come.”

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