About the Museum of Liverpool

Museum of Liverpool

The Museum of Liverpool reflects the city's global significance through its unique geography, history and culture. Visitors can explore how the port, its people, their creative and sporting history have shaped the city. Find out more about the galleries and displays inside in the Your visit section.

The archaeology service is based at the Museum of Liverpool. There are several strands to National Museums Liverpool's archaeological work. We undertake community archaeology, curate the regional archaeology collection and host the North West's finds liaison officer for the Portable Antiquities Scheme. 

The museum opened on 19 July 2011 in a purpose-built landmark building on Liverpool's famous waterfront. Since then it has won a number of awards, including the Council of Europe Museum Prize for 2013. Further details are on the Awards page.

There's lots more information about the museum on the National Museums Liverpool blog.