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Records and archives

Here you can find reports written by the museum’s staff recording what happened that night. 

May 1941

An account of the view of museums on war damage insurance for museums. 

"Dr D.A. Allen (director) agrees that war damage insurance for museums should be voluntary. "

June 1941

An account of the damage to World Museum. 

"The entire building has been devastated and presents a sorrowful spectacle."

"In the basement the aquarium has suffered. Many of the fish have been destroyed, but some tanks escaped the worst ravages. Their occupants appear to be as frisky as ever."

August 1941

The destruction of the Liverpool city museums. A review of events by Director D.A. Allen.