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While the museum was left in ruins, the museum’s curators soon began rebuilding the collections in their temporary home at Carnatic Hall. This 18th century mansion house in Mossley Hill, south Liverpool was chaotic. Filled with overflowing boxes of objects that had returned to Liverpool, the curators worked hard to reassemble the collections.

Many collectors from Liverpool and across the UK wanted to help rebuild the museum by donating their own collections. The War Damage Scheme also gave money to Liverpool. This meant the museum could buy new collections and after a long campaign it would help to rebuild World Museum. Piece by piece, the museum came back to life.

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