Parallel lives

The Global City gallery is closed from 12 December 2016 as we 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.

Our City, Our Stories display

In 2010 Shanghai hosted the World Expo, a huge site where countries from across the world created exhibitions exploring the idea of Better City, Better Life.

Liverpool was the only UK city to be represented at the Expo, which attracted an estimated 73 million people. Watch what happened when a group of young people from Liverpool visited and filmed their experiences of Shanghai. See how young people's lives compare in both cities through a display of objects they couldn't live without.

Young people developed this display. The Museum of Liverpool's partnership programme Our City, Our Stories enables local people to present their interpretation of the museum's themes and objects.

Thanks to Paul Bradshaw, Lesley Stewart, Jo Kushner, Liverpool City Council and the young people.