Home and neighbourhoods

Special exhibition

Dafna's Cheesecake Factory on Smithdown Road. © Stephanie de Leng © Stephanie de Leng Everton Brow. © Stephanie de Leng © Stephanie de Leng

Explore the significance and meaning of 'home and neighbourhood' to people from across Merseyside in this special exhibition.


Many people from all over the world have made Liverpool their home.

Personal stories and special objects reveal why they decided to put down roots in the city.


Working in partnership with community groups and local residents, the Museum of Liverpool has explored two distinct neighbourhoods.

In The Secret Life of Smithdown Road, you can see the changing face of this much-loved road through photographs, memories, objects and film. Add your own recollections of Smithdown to our Secret Life of Smithdown facebook page or add your photos to the Secret Life of Smithdown Flickr group 

In Echoes of Everton Village, you can discover how Everton blossomed from a tiny rural village. A scale model of the area created in partnership with the community shows how the neighbourhood has changed over 200 years.