Past exhibitions

Exhibitions and displays

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Letters from the American Civil War

Date: 12 Apr 2013 - 30 Mar 2014

Letters from the Maritime Archive and Library

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Messing about in boats

Date: 24 Jan 2013 - 17 Nov 2013

A small display of four pleasure and leisure craft

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A Sporting Celebration

Date: 2 Jun 2012 - 31 Jan 2013

The role of the UK Border Agency in the Olympic Games

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Racing for Gold

Date: 12 May 2012 - 20 Jan 2013

Three racing craft on display to mark the Olympic Games

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Endurance

Date: 16 Jul 2010 - 27 Feb 2011

The epic real life tale of Shackleton's Antarctic adventure.

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Hello Sailor! Gay life on the ocean wave

Date: 12 Dec 2009 - 31 Dec 2010

The hidden story of what life was like for gay men at sea

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China through the lens of John Thomson

Date: 5 Feb 2010 - 6 Jun 2010

Photographs of 19th century China.

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Magical History Tour

Date: 28 Jul 2007 - 27 Sep 2009

A journey through 800 years of Liverpool history.

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Hello Sailor! Gay life on the ocean wave

Date: 16 May 2009 - 23 Aug 2009

The hidden story of what life at sea was like for gay men

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The sinking of MV Derbyshire

Date: 9 Sep 2005 - 31 Dec 2007

Marking the 25th anniversary of the sinking of the ship.

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100 heads thinking as one

Date: 22 Sep 2007 - 28 Oct 2007

100 mixed-media portraits by Liverpool artist Anthony Brown.

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Installation

La Bouche du Roi

Date: 4 Aug 2007 - 2 Sep 2007

A contemporary art installation exploring issues of slavery.

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Ghanaian racing surf boat

Date: 8 Mar 2007 - 17 Aug 2007

A boat used in celebrations marking Ghana’s independence.

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Shipwrecked

Date: 15 Jul 2006 - 20 May 2007

An interactive family exhibition. Can you escape the island?

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Freedom! sculpture

Date: 26 Feb 2007 - 18 Mar 2007

Artwork created by young Haitians and sculptors in Haiti.

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Blue Funnel to China

Date: 6 Jul 2003 - 31 Jul 2006

History of Liverpool's Blue Funnel Line shipping company.

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100% Cotton

Date: 24 Sep 2005 - 4 Jun 2006

How the cotton industry shaped the North West.

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Time is running out for elephants

Date: 22 Jun 2005 - 25 May 2006

Highlighting the illegal trade in ivory

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CSS Alabama

Date: 2 Sep 2005 - 29 Sep 2005

Rare archive photos taken on board the blockade runner.

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Liverpool to New York

Date: 28 Jan 2005 - 14 Aug 2005

The only way to cross

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Cruel Sea

Date: 18 Feb 2005 - 1 May 2005

Reminiscences of Merchant Navy seamen.

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Display

1940s wartime house

Date: 24 May 2003 - 31 Dec 2004

1940s theme to complement the Spirit of the Blitz

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Spirit of the Blitz

Date: 10 Jul 2003 - 5 Dec 2004

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Liverpool: World Heritage City

Date: 5 Sep 2004 - 30 Nov 2004

English Heritage photos of the waterfront

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Cars and boats and bikes and things

Date: 25 May 2002 - 8 Sep 2002

Highlights from the land transport and boat collection

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Muck and Brass

Date: 17 Nov 2001 - 14 Apr 2002

Shipbreaking in Preston, Barrow and Morecambe from 1894

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Display

Meccano: Twentieth Century Toys

Date: 2 Jun 2001 - 28 Oct 2001

Hornby, Dinky and Bayko.