After a walk along the Pier we decided to visit the Museum which we had passed under when we entered Liverpool .At Pier head there is the Liverpool Museum which shows all of the history of Liverpool . Above is a picture of Lion which is one of the oldest surviving railway locomotives in the World. Built by Todd Kitson and Laird of Leeds in 1938, it ran on the Liverpool and Manchester railway. It didn’t last long and was taken out of service in 1857. Lion was then sold to the Mersey docks where she became a stationary pumping engine . In 1927 Lion was rescued and restored and now takes pride of place in the museum.
The Museum of Liverpool, is the newest addition to the National Museums Liverpool group having opened in 2011 replacing the former Museum of Liverpool Life. National Museums Liverpool intention is for the new venue to tell the story of Liverpool and its people, and reflect the city’s global significance. The museum is housed in a new purpose-built building on the Mann Island site at the Pier Head.It cost £72 million to build and provides 8,000 square metres of exhibition space, housing more than 6,000 objects and best of all it’s free and well worth a visit.
Can someone please explain this machine to me . You put a pound coin in one slot and a one pence coin in the other . The machine takes your money and you then turn the handle . It then returns your one pence piece which it has flattened and keeps your pound… What the point ? . If I want to flatten my one pence coin I would hit with a bloody great hammer and be a pound better off……
And a sinking Titanic . We are so loving this city , what an absolute delight . With so much to see and do I don’t think we will get a lot of chill time . Never mind there’s plenty of time for that later ..Carpe Diem !