Hear the untold stories of enslaved people and learn about historical and contemporary slavery.
Historical and contemporary slavery.
A beautiful building housing one of the UK's finest collections of fine and decorative art.
Paintings, Wedgwood and Chinese ceramics.
Uncover objects from the Titanic, find out about life at sea and learn about the port of Liverpool.
The Titanic, life at sea and Liverpool's port.
This museum tells the story of Liverpool with diverse exhibits housed in a stunning building.
Liverpool's history and popular culture.
Explore a Victorian merchant's house with its period furniture and beautiful paintings.
Paintings, vintage fashion and furniture.
Beautiful paintings, sculpture and decorative art from the 13th century to the present day.
Paintings, sculpture and decorative art.
Discover treasures from around the world, explore outer space and meet live creatures!
World cultures, space and live creatures.
LGBT people historically met and interacted in less visible places owing to legal prohibition and the threat of homophobic or transphobic abuse. In the past these spaces included private rooms or ‘closets’ in stately homes, and the clubs, pubs and coffeehouses that were known as ‘molly houses’. Since the 17th century, gay and bi men have sometimes used more public environments such as parks, squares and walkways as ‘cruising’ areas. Venues that attract more liberal audiences, such as art galleries, museums, theatres or alternative music venues have also offered more safe places for some LGBT people to socialise.
The collection includes material ranging from items representing the hidden underworld of the ‘Wheel of Fortune’ to feather boas worn at Garlands nightclub. Some of the places represented here exist today but many well-loved LGBT venues and places have been erased from the city due to closure or demolition, only their memory survives.
National Museums Liverpool
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