I visited the Museum of Liverpool on Friday to see the newly opened 1st and ground floor galleries. The Great Port, Liverpool Overhead Railway, History Detectives, and City Soldiers are officially open. Just like the rest of the museum these new galleries are simply fantastic. The show stopper really is the train carriage from the Overhead Railway. It’s set at the height it would originally have ran at. The whole area is setup like part of the original track. It is brilliant and really is a centrepiece for that section of the museum. Below that is the locomotive the Lion. You may remember it from such films as Victoria the Great, The Lady with the Lamp and The Titfield Thunderbolt. The locomotive has been beautifully restored with loving care and attention. Unfortunately the man who worked to restore the train, David Letsch, died recently and never saw his restoration in the museum. He died of cancer but I’m sure his work will be appreciated by many for years to come.
The Museum of Liverpool is now fully open. Go get a coffee from the cafe then sit outside and enjoy the morning winter light shine on the building and 3 graces. Don’t forget to enjoy my photo of the skyline in the cafe *ahem*. Go sit on the train, take in the view from the 2nd floor and most of all spend some time looking and learning about Liverpool. It’s a rich city and this museum really shows that. Well done to everyone who put it together.