6 reasons to visit Liverpool BID Company’s Business of the Month: Museum of Liverpool
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There’s no better place to find out more about the city and its people than the Museum of Liverpool – which is part of the reason why Liverpool BID Company has chosen it as its Business of the Month for January.
The Museum of Liverpool opened 12 years ago offers tourists and residents the chance to learn more about the city’s fascinating and diverse history, along with its global significance through its geography and culture.
“This is an incredible venue, where visitors can explore how the port, its people, and their creative and sporting history have shaped the city. It’s where you can find out what makes Liverpool the place it is, and what makes it tick,” says Beth Locke, engagement manager for Liverpool BID Company.
“The museum is a welcoming attraction for people of all ages, all year round, and as such it’s a huge asset to our visitor economy.”
Fancy finding out more for yourself? Then here’s six reasons why you should pay it a visit (and there are many, many more!) and why they are the BID’s Business of The Month
The Museum of Liverpool building is worth a look on its own. Covering a 110 x 60-metre area, and reaching a height of 26m. That makes it longer than either of the pitches at Anfield and Goodison Park. More than twice as wide as the Titanic, and as tall as five Liver Building Liver birds placed end to end.
Its collections span more than 10,000 years of Merseyside’s history. Including social and community history, archaeology, the King’s Regiment, and transport.
MoL’s Wondrous Place exhibition showcases the city’s staggering roll call of entertainers, musicians, sports people, writers, poets, visual artists and comedians. Its Stage and Screen display examines the city as a film and TV set. With items include one of Villanelle’s costumes from Killing Eve worn by Liverpool actress Jodie Comer. An iconic Beatles suit to Spice Girl Mel C’s stage costume. Exploring Liverpool’s reputation for musical creativity. Along with its sporting legacy with running shoes worn by World Champion heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson, and Natasha Jonas’s Miss GB boxing shorts.
Little Liverpool is MoL’s space for younger people, offering a hands-on fantasy world especially for children under the age of six to play and learn. There are crafts and activities available every day and, although ticketed, they are free.
Many of the museum’s displays are constantly changing to make sure it’s always a must-see destination. Current displays include: ‘Liverpool Through the Lens’ by Leroy Cooper, looking at the extraordinary images of the late local photographer, and Littlewoods Heritage Project display, remembering the world-famous company through the eyes of its workers.
Sir Ken Dodd
Happiness! It’s what you’re guaranteed with each visit to the Museum of Liverpool. The name of its newly extended exhibition looks at the life and career of one of the city’s most famous sons, Sir Ken Dodd Esq. There’s memorabilia from the entertainer’s personal archive. Look out for the odd tickling stick – and a glimpse into the magical work he created. While building on his true passion for making people laugh. By looking at the science of comedy, happiness, and why laughter is good for our health.