Painted tray, featuring Liverpool Sailors' Home card

Painted tray, featuring Liverpool Sailors' Home

MMM.1992.189

Currently not on display

Information

Liverpool was home to seafarers from West Africa, China, Scandinavia, Italy, Spain, the Philippines, Malaysia and elsewhere. Liverpool Sailors' Home opened in Canning Place in 1850, and provided a safe place for seafarers to stay while in port. Architect John Cunningham based his design on a ship, creating individual cabins and incorporating nautical symbols throughout. It closed in 1969.