Major legacy of 2008, Liverpool's year as European Capital of Culture.

Museum of Liverpool, Liverpool

Completed: 2011    Budget: 5.7m    Size: 2,000 m

Overview

The new 72m Museum of Liverpool is the largest newly built national museum in the UK for a century.  Situated at Liverpool's Pier Head, next to the Three Graces, the museum occupies one of the city's most prominent locations, visible from both the river and the city.

An exceptional learning and community resource as well as a high quality contemporary public building, the museum provides unprecedented access to more than 10,000 objects from the vast wealth of collections held by National Museums Liverpool, many of which have never previously been on public display.

Expected to attract 750,000 visitors a year, phase 1 of the 8,000 m family visitor attraction opened in July 2011, with phase 2 in November 2011.


Exhibition Design

The museum's exhibitions tell the social, economic and cultural history of the city and its people.

Redman Design has created five of the museum's galleries: The People's Republic,Great Port, Liverpool Overhead Railway, History Detectives and City Soldiers.

Key exhibits featuring in these galleries include
a model of the Catholic Cathedral by architect Edwin Lutyens, Lion (an 1838 steam locomotive) and an original third class railway carriage from the Liverpool Overhead Railway suspended above the gallery at its working height.

For more on the project visit: http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/mol/