This session begins on the Museum’s timeline in the History Detectives gallery which provides a 38 metre overview of Liverpool history and includes more than 700 objects. Our timeline is investigated and objects of interest from Liverpool’s history including references to the Prehistoric Age, Romans, Vikings, Anglo Saxons and Liverpool Castle located.
Pupils are then encouraged to become history detectives using objects from our handling collection from four different periods of Liverpool’s history; early settlers, becoming a city, the great port and modern Liverpool. The children are invited to use these clues to Liverpool’s past to discover what they tell them about the city at that time in history.
A unique film, '800 years in 60 seconds', which shows Liverpool’s transformation from fishing village to cosmopolitan city, is shown.