21 October 2015 to 30 August 2017
This display has closed
This former display of rarely seen images from the Museum of Liverpool's collections showed snapshots of Liverpool children's experiences of growing up over time.
Below is a selection of highlights from the former display. 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?
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.