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#196031 - 18th Jan 2008 3:30pm Wirral Museum
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Just to say that the Wirral Museum (the old Town Hall in Hamilton Square) has a couple of rooms devoted to Cammell Laird's. Well worth a visit. Also in the museum is an excellent scale model of Woodside station which occupies most of a room. The building itself is pretty impressive too.
The museum is open Tuesday - Sunday, 10am to 5pm. Parking can be tricky on weekdays, better at weekends & of course it's just a couple of minutes from Hamilton Square station.

It also contains the Wirral Archives, but that's only open a couple of days a week.

Cheers, Chris.


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#196042 - 18th Jan 2008 4:50pm Re: Wirral Museum [Re: chriskay]
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#196044 - 18th Jan 2008 4:53pm Re: Wirral Museum [Re: Mark]
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It's FREEEEE! Definitely worth a visit.
I was so offended when I found they'd moved the Town Hall to Wallasey, but now I'm glad we can all get to see the inside of the old Town Hall.
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#196050 - 18th Jan 2008 5:00pm Re: Wirral Museum [Re: chriskay]
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Cheers for the opening times, think i might just take a little visit to this. Take me old man so he can relive some of his past, even tell me a few stories.


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#196052 - 18th Jan 2008 5:02pm Re: Wirral Museum [Re: chriskay]
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Excellent smile

Sometimes its a little shove that gets us there wink

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#196058 - 18th Jan 2008 5:09pm Re: Wirral Museum [Re: Mark]
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#196092 - 18th Jan 2008 7:39pm Re: Wirral Museum [Re: Cali_16v]
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Originally Posted By: Dazzz
Take me old man so he can relive some of his past, even tell me a few stories.


You don't know how important this is!! I will always regret not asking my old man about all his memories. If we don't do it, so much knowledge is lost for ever. DO IT PEOPLE; if you don't, you may regret it you're 60 & trying to research your family History; even consider recording it.
Why do you think I chose that quote for my signature?
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#196098 - 18th Jan 2008 7:54pm Re: Wirral Museum [Re: Cali_16v]
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I'd like some info on a few things.

Do you have a phone number for them Chris?
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#196107 - 18th Jan 2008 8:26pm Re: Wirral Museum [Re: BMW Joe]
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There is also a good scouting exhibition with info about the jamboree and how scouting was inaugerated on the wirral by Baden Powell if your interested in thats sort of thing?

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#196117 - 18th Jan 2008 10:32pm Re: Wirral Museum [Re: ghostly1]
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Wirral Museum is also Haunted. wink just had to get that on in hehe.. The Town Hall its self is an impressive piece of building the stained windows up the staircase and all the art deco on the walls. I just go and look at the architecture as that intrests me.. The best building ive ever been in is the Anglican Cathedral in liverpool that building blows me away...
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#196122 - 18th Jan 2008 10:42pm Re: Wirral Museum [Re: BMW Joe]
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I'd like some info on a few things.

Do you have a phone number for them Chris?


Wirral Museum 0151 666 4010
Wirral archives 0151 666 3903
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#196124 - 18th Jan 2008 10:46pm Re: Wirral Museum [Re: SoundLad]
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Wirral Museum is also Haunted. wink just had to get that on in hehe.. The Town Hall its self is an impressive piece of building the stained windows up the staircase and all the art deco on the walls. I just go and look at the architecture as that intrests me.. The best building ive ever been in is the Anglican Cathedral in liverpool that building blows me away...


Yes, the cathedral is splendid. I also love the Catholic cathedral. Have you ever been to Prague? The architecture is mind blowing.
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#196125 - 18th Jan 2008 10:48pm Re: Wirral Museum [Re: chriskay]
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nope have never been. Is it good ?
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#196137 - 18th Jan 2008 11:03pm Re: Wirral Museum [Re: SoundLad]
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Oh yes; especially if you like art deco. It was the home town of Alfons Mucha, one of the greats of the Art Deco period. Apart from that, it's one of the oldest & best preserved cities in Europe. It was never damaged in the war, since it was occupied very early on by the Germans & the allies saw no strategic purpose in bombing it (it was bombed once by mistake by the Americans, who mistook it for Dresden, 80 miles away)!
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#196146 - 19th Jan 2008 3:54am Re: Wirral Museum [Re: chriskay]
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I love abit of Art Deco and always searching through time out and other mags for any exbo's in London as i am here in the capital for a while now.
If you want to see spectacluar buildings the go to Catalunya!
Domenech y Montaner, Idelfons Cerda, Gaudi, Puig y Cadalfalche, Joan Miro, Salvador Dali, Piccaso, Gorka, Antoni Tapies!..the list is endless. Apart from such a concentrated source of art and architecture the great thing is that all this genuis work atracts many amazing expeditions such as Rembrants and CONTEMPORARY!
Barna = Surrealism!
Sorry if any spelling mistakes, just come in from a rather random and productive night in West London!
Oh how i miss the delights of RJ's, Birkenvegas and Hoylake
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