Museum of Liverpool: Display – Growing up in the city: in photographs

Children and teachers from Orwell Road Special School, Kirkdale get ready to set off for an enjoyable day trip wearing their best clothes, around 1910.
Children and teachers from Orwell Road Special School, Kirkdale get ready to set off for an enjoyable day trip wearing their best clothes, around 1910.

21 October 2015 – Sunday 25 September 2016

Growing up in the city: in photographs

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This display of rarely seen images from the Museum of Liverpool’s collections shows snapshots of Liverpool children’s experiences of growing up over time.

Whilst many images depict friendships, family, and fun – things we often associate with childhood – others show the different realities of children’s lives, such as working to support their families, war-time evacuation and ill health.

When do you think was the best time to grow up? What was your favourite childhood experience?

Below is a selection of the highlight images from the display. See all 25 photographs on display in ‘Growing up in the city’ in Education Area 1 on the ground floor of the Museum of Liverpool.

You can also find out about diverse Liverpool childhoods, today and in the past, in the ‘Growing Up and Growing’ Older display in The People’s Republic gallery.

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