Opening day

The Museum of Liverpool was officially opened at 10am on Tuesday 19 July by schoolboy Finn O'Hare|. Here are some photos from the opening day - click on the thumbnails to see them.

At 8.30am a big queue had formed for the special breakfast preview of the museum before the official opening Inside the museum two giant Liver birds towered over the guests Mark Lawson from Front Row interviewed the Liver birds The crowds waiting for their first look inside the museum Six year old Finn O'Hare cut the ribbon to officially open the Museum of Liverpool The crowds waiting for their first look inside the museum Six year old Finn O'Hare cut the ribbon to officially open the Museum of Liverpool With the ribbon cut the museum was officially open Everyone wanted to hug a Liver bird! The star of the show, after opening the museum Finn O'Hare was interviewed by the press The Little Liverpool gallery is proving popular with young visitors The People's Republic gallery Most of the guests at the breakfast celebration had contributed to the museum's displays, like Beth, who designed one of the Liverpool Look outfits These boys gave their approval to the Little Liverpool gallery The People's Republic gallery The Little Liverpool gallery is proving popular with young visitors At lunchtime the museum was still really busy, with drumming and dance performances in the atrium Throughout the day there was music, dancing and performances from many cultures Minako and Ian Jackson from Art in Liverpool came to the breakfast preview and were still in the museum after lunch Throughout the day there was music, dancing and performances from many cultures A bright spark - one of the performers at the opening events The Liver birds were a big hit with guests at the evening event Liverpool legend Ken Dodd was one of the guests at the museum's evening event Artist/musician Yoko Ono Lennon arriving at the evening event Visitors arriving on the pink carpet at the evening event Sense of Sound entertaining the crowd at the evening event, singing 'A Wondrous Place' Liverpool poet Levi Tafari is featured in the Wondrous Place gallery Drummers getting the evening party started outside the museum All day messages from twitter were displayed on the tweetwall