Cathedral of dreams

large wooden cathedral model

Special exhibition

Discover the amazing story behind the 'cathedral that never was'.

The exhibition's centrepiece is the enormous model of Sir Edwin Lutyens' design for Liverpool's Catholic Cathedral - one of the most elaborate architectural models ever built in Britain. This gives an insight into the extraordinary ambition of the plan to build the world's second largest cathedral, right here in Liverpool.

Had it been built it would have dominated Liverpool's skyline forever.

Find out more about the painstaking restoration of the Lutyens cathedral model on this website .

Accession number WAG 9317

detail of high altar inside large wooden cathedral model