Home and neighbourhoods

July 2011 to 11 September 2018

Dafna's Cheesecake Factory on Smithdown Road. © Stephanie de Leng © Stephanie de Leng Everton Brow. © Stephanie de Leng © Stephanie de Leng

The significance and meaning of 'home and neighbourhood' to people from across Merseyside in were explored in this special exhibition.


Many people from all over the world have made Liverpool their home.

Personal stories and special objects revealed why they decided to put down roots in the city.


Working in partnership with community groups and local residents, the Museum of Liverpool has explored two distinct neighbourhoods.

In The Secret Life of Smithdown Road, you could see the changing face of this much-loved road through photographs, memories, objects and film.