Growing up in the city: in photographs

This display will be closed from 9 December 2016 (closing at 5pm on Thursday 8 December) until late February 2017. This is to help prepare for the temporary closure of the Museum of Liverpool from 31 December 2016. We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes.

The Museum of Liverpool will re-open in late February 2017.

children in smart clothes by a horse and cart

21 October 2015 to summer 2017

Free entry

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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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