Archaeology at National Museums Liverpool

archaeologists collecting clay samples

The archaeology of Merseyside is extremely rich and diverse. The landscape has been modified by humans for over 10,000 years and displays evidence from the Prehistoric periods to the more recent industrial and built heritage.

There are several strands to National Museums Liverpool's archaeological work. We have an active field archaeology | department as well as being home to the North West's finds liaison officer for the Portable Antiquities Scheme | . We also host the pages for the Archaeological Research Framework | .