The largest newly-built national museum in Britain for more than a century, the new Museum of Liverpool, will open to the public for the first time, and will, we’re sure, be a massively popular addition to the city’s clutch of waterside attractions. Not least because its supersized windows give a never-before-seen view of the three graces and the spruced up new canal extension.
Janet Dugdale, director of the Museum of Liverpool said: “Until now, people have found it very difficult to grasp the sheer size of the birds that perch on top of what was once the tallest building in Britain. Visitors in the People’s Republic gallery will now be able to stand next to an 18ft life-size Liver Bird, whilst looking across at the real thing.”
Housing more than 6,000 other 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.
The £72m project is continuing apace, and internal fit-out of the major galleries is taking shape to such an extent that the three-phased opening of the museum has been reduced to just two, with the second phase opening later this year.