Regional archaeology collection
The regional archaeology collection includes objects which date from the Mesolithic to the modern periods, and provide evidence about how life in Merseyside has changed through its long history.
The wide-ranging collection reflects the changing landscape, settlement-pattern, lifestyles and experiences of people living in the region over the last 10,500 years.
The collection is particularly strong in the areas of the region’s earliest communities, rural settlement, vernacular building recording and mercantile Liverpool.
- The Huxley Hoard of Viking silver
- The Cheshire Hoards
- Manchester Dock
- Rainford tennis courts
- Big Lea Green Yeoman Farm
- Meols, Wirral
We frequently add to the collection, including new material from commercial excavations, community archaeology projects and metal-detector finds. The collection encompasses finds, paper and digital archives from excavations, watching briefs, building recording and desk-based assessments.