From waterfront to Western Front

Liverpool's First World War

Special exhibition

soldier's uniform in museum display

On 28 June 1914 the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand ignited the spark that would lead to the most destructive war the world had ever seen.

The First World War cost the lives of more than 13,000 people from Liverpool.

Discover how the war affected not only those serving at the Front, but also the city, and the people left behind in this special exhibition.

museum display with a large photo of a field of poppies covering one wall

Images © Mark McNulty