Beyond the label: digging 'little hell'

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In 2019 the Museum of Liverpool archaeology team undertook the first excavation of courtyard housing in Liverpool. This type of low quality, high density-housing was home to around half of Liverpool's working class people by the mid 19th century. This dig, in an area of the city described as 'little hell' in a court case in the 1880s, revealed some surprises about the everyday lives of people in 'Court 2, Oakes Street'.

Tickets for this talk cost £7. A booking link will be available soon on this page.

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Beyond the label talks

Our museums and galleries are a treasure trove of fascinating stories and world class collections. In this exciting series of talks you will get the opportunity to meet the experts who care for our collections, find out never-before-told behind the scenes stories of our most beloved objects, and get the opportunity to pick the brains of a real museum expert. 

Go beyond the museum labels and delve into the fascinating world of art, history, science, and community stories in this unmissable series. 

Find all the upcoming talks on the beyond the label page and book your tickets!