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Museum of Liverpool

Wednesday 24th November 2021

© Photos & Text Peter Lindop

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From different directions, four members met up at Liverpool Lime Street Station on a Wednesday morning. Our London train had arrived 10 minutes late, a stop near Runcorn required to remove a pram from the tracks! We took a short trip on the Merseyrail to Hamilton Street, and walked along to the River Mersey bank.

Here we visited the Land Transport section of the  “Museum of Liverpool”

The original 1838 “Lion” steam locomotive, as featured in the Titfield Thunderbolt with a reproduction of the recreation of the railway girders of the Liverpool Overhead Railway behind

The only surviving vehicle from the Liverpool Overhead Railway, a motor third

Amongst the road vehicles is a Sentinel steam lorry. With several other sections and exhibitions, with interesting display panels and objects, this is a fascinating local museum.

We then went across to the ferry terminal, and saw the bronze casts of those local lads, The Beatles.

Down to two now, we went to Albert Dock, and the “Merseyside Maritime Museum”. First stop was the café, where we had “Scouse”, a local favourite (a lamb stew) - delicious. There is a lot to see in this interesting, and well laid out museum. Plenty of good large models and artefacts. Due to time, we only saw a limited amount, mainly the section about Titanic. This museum is definitely worth a return visit.

Bronze casts of the Beatles on Liverpool Watefront