Part of National Museums Liverpool
Explore more than 1300 antiquities online including mummies, coffins, sculpture, jewellery, and papyrus.
The story of the damage caused by the bombing of the museum on 3 May 1941.
Nigerian travelling equipment sold to World Museum in 1860 by former enslaved African, Selim Aga.
Ancient Cypriot antiquities from a major excavation at Kouklia in the 1950s.
Robes and dancers' attire from the Charles Bell Tibetan collection.
From Antiquities to Zoology, over 1.7 million internationally significant artefacts and specimens.
80,000 objects from across the ancient world including Egyptian, Nubian, Greek, Roman, Cypriot, Mesopotamian and Anglo-Saxon collections.
The herbarium currently contains around 400,000 specimens, the great majority being pressed dried mounted specimens.
The collection is made up of around 40,000 objects from Asia, Africa, Oceania and the Americas.
The geological collection at World Museum contains over 40,000 fossils as well as extensive rock and mineral collections.
The horology collections are extensive, containing over 12,000 items and are of international significance.
The collection contains several significant items from the Liverpool Royal Institution and Bidston Observatory.
The zoology collection is made up of around 1.2 million specimens of invertebrate and vertebrate animals.
After Liverpool Museum opened in its new building on William Brown Street in October 1860 (now World Museum), the first five African artefacts it acquired a month later were purchased from the African-born explorer Selim Aga.
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