Beyond the label: Manchester Dock and the Museum of Liverpool

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In March 2007 the archaeology team from the Museum of Liverpool monitored the excavations of a Georgian Dock before the museum was built on the site.

200 years earlier the sea wall was extended out into the river and a lock added at the entrance to the Manchester Dock. The landfill site created behind these walls had been used to throw away a lot of rubbish from the city centre including more than 3 tonnes of ceramics, some of which are now on display in the Museum of Liverpool.

Join assistant curator Jeff Speakman as he shares images of the excavations and reveals some of the hidden stories behind the finds that were excavated.

Tickets to this talk cost £7 and can be booked below.

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