Post box from Fazakerley Children's home

Man and boy standing either side of a post box

Hotel general manager Geir Tonnessen and Ben from Childwall with the post box

Museum of Liverpool on the road

This post box from Fazakerley Children’s Home was part of the 'on the road' programme, which toured objects to different locations while the Museum of Liverpool was constructed. It is now on display in the People's Republic gallery. Visitors can post their memories and experiences of growing up and growing older in it.

Object: Post box from Fazakerley Children’s Home

Accession number 1965.171.2

This child-sized post box was specially made for the children at Fazakerley Children’s Home to post their letters and cards.

The Children’s Home, or Cottage Homes as they were known, opened in 1889 and had 21 separate cottages for 584 children. On the site there were also schools, a swimming pool, farm buildings and gardens.

When the Home closed in 1964 the special post box was rescued by a member of the Post Office staff.

When a new owner was advertised for, so many requests were received from children’s homes across Merseyside that the fairest answer was to donate it to National Museums Liverpool for everyone to enjoy.

The children however were not left disappointed as replicas of the post box were made, filled with sweets and delivered to the various homes.

Former location: Radisson SAS Hotel

The post box was on display in the reception of the Radisson SAS Hotel, Liverpool from 4 May to 3 December 2007.