Free Debate on Port City – Wed Oct 3 2007


Museum of Liverpool

Members of the public are invited to join a debate about Liverpool’s identity as a Port City on Wednesday 3 October 1800-2000 hours at Merseyside Maritime Museum. The discussion is the first in a series of public forums giving people the opportunity to have their say on the
main themes that will be focused on in the Museum of Liverpool.

Panel members Dr Adrian Jarvis and Professor WR Lee from the University of Liverpool and Ken Pye, local author of Discover Liverpool, will be discussing how the docks have shaped the city, whether it is still perceived as a port and Liverpool’s greatest exports and imports.

The Port City galleries at the new museum will explore how Liverpool created its own success, transforming itself from a small tidal inlet into one of the world’s great ports. Key exhibits will include Lion, a 1838 steam locomotive which ran on the Liverpool – Manchester Railway
and an original third class Overhead Railway carriage, suspended above the gallery at its working height.

Places are limited, please call 0151 478 4543 to book.