Building Starts on New Museum of Liverpool



The first ‘turf’ was cut for the new multi-million pound Museum of Liverpool at a ceremony today. National Museums Liverpool Chairman Loyd Grossman joined Director David Fleming for the landmark event. – Both pictured here.

The ceremony follows the appointment of a main contractor, Pihl Galliford Try – a Danish – British joint venture. The Museum of Liverpool will be one of the world’s leading city history museums reflecting Liverpool’s global significance through its unique geography, history and culture.

Building on the incredible success of the Museum of Liverpool Life, the new museum will draw on National Museums Liverpool’s vast collections, many of which have never been on public display. As a vital part of the legacy of 2008, when Liverpool becomes European Capital of Culture, it will express Liverpool’s confidence as a great 21st century European city.

Bryan Gray, Chairman of the museum’s major funder, Northwest Regional Development Agency, welcomed the news, “Today marks the first step in the development of an architecturally striking building that will make a spectacular addition to the Mersey Waterfront. Capturing the spirit of this world famous city, the new Museum of Liverpool will provide a unique cultural attraction that will greatly enhance the tourism offer for the city and the region as a whole.