For the first of our series of 'On this day in history' blogs to comemorate 150 years of the World Museum, we are looking to the memories of ex-staff member, (former Keeper) Eric Greenwood. Here he recalls an important time in the museum's history after the destruction of the Second World War, when the museum was able to return to displaying treasured artefacts and hosting evening events...
I joined the staff of the then 'City of Liverpool Museums' on 1 January 1966. At that time only a temporary display in the Lower Horseshoe Gallery was open to the public.
In the following years the newly built 'phase two block' - situated behind the steps at the front of the museum in William Brown Street - was opened in stages. This was an exciting time as curators and public alike saw the museum's treasures for the first time since the beginning of the second world war, 30 years earlier.
If you have any memories you'd like to share about interesting events or exhibitions you have enjoyed at the museum, then leave a comment below. If you have a specific date you can remember, then all the better!