History Detectives

People looking at museum timeline display

© Dave Jones

Delve deeper into the history and archaeology of Liverpool and unearth the secrets of the city, from the Ice Age to the present day. History Detectives poses the questions 'what was here?' and 'how do we know?'

A huge Timeline forms the backbone of the gallery. Packed with objects, the Timeline explores 10,000 years of history and is the perfect place to start your visit.

Our interactive Merseyside Map explores how places change, revealing the key events that shaped Liverpool's history. You can peel back layers of historic maps, discover archaeological finds or important buildings and explore our natural history - searching by place, time or theme.

Gallery highlights

Our city, our stories displays

Our City, Our Stories is the Museum of Liverpool's ongoing partnership programme. The programme enables local people to present their interpretation of the museum's themes and objects through working with the Museum of Liverpool team.

The current display is Bootle in the Blitz.