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John Millard recently retired from work at World Museum Liverpool, but before he left he wrote a history of the museum.

You can download the complete 140 page book for free from the World Museum site, under ‘history of the museum’ – www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml/history.

2010 is the 150th anniversary of the launch of the museum and library building on William Brown Street and so the history is called ‘Liverpool’s museum: the first 150 years‘ .

I’m not sure when I will find time to read it (maybe when I retire (for the 2nd time) myself) but it looks fascinating.

The original museum building of 1852 on the corner of Slater Street and Parr Street, Liverpool.
The original museum building of 1852 on the corner of Slater Street and Parr Street, Liverpool.