Creating the museum

students with a video camera on a building site

Students from Weatherhead Media College filming the museum construction, as part of the Youth Champions project

Throughout the development of the Museum of Liverpool the community engagement programme worked with groups across Merseyside to ensure that the new museum involves and reflects the aspirations of local people.

More than 10,000 people have taken part in community engagement events, including workshops, presentations, public update sessions, evening debates and other projects. For example, one aspect of the programme involved opportunities for community groups and interest associations to meet the team working on relevant aspects of the new museum, hear about latest developments, contribute ideas, and share concerns.

Stakeholder groups

The stakeholder groups involved in the development of the museum were:

  • Access to Heritage - working with a group of local adults with learning difficulties and physical disabilities. Further information is on the Access to Heritage page.
  • Community Advisory Panel - working with different communities across the city and encouraging greater involvement with hard to reach groups.
  • Youth Champions - consulting young people and involving them in creative projects responding to the museum's collections.
  • Early Years - established to advise on new ways of engaging young children and interpreting the collection for them.
  • Teachers' stakeholder group - advising and testing pilot ideas in the classroom to ensure that the museum and its programme excites and meets the learning needs of students.

man talking to students with Albert Dock in background

Museum demonstrator Dave Brown leading a tour of the museum construction site