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#358978 - 20th Oct 2009 7:46pm Liverpool Technology Museum?
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I know this is not based on the Wirral. There was a museum dedicated to technology just further down from the Albert Dock. It was full of big machinery and printing presses etc.
I seem to remember the big industrial machine that cleaned the Mersey Tunnel (it had big 'hands' with brushes on the end).

Is this still there?
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#358986 - 20th Oct 2009 8:02pm Re: Liverpool Technology Museum? [Re: DavidB]
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Was it 'interactive'? I vaguly remember something???
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#358997 - 20th Oct 2009 8:17pm Re: Liverpool Technology Museum? [Re: RUDEBOX]
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It was called something like "Liverpool Musuem of Large Objects".

I remember it featuring some kind of science and technology hands on things.

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#359014 - 20th Oct 2009 8:52pm Re: Liverpool Technology Museum? [Re: Robert]
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That used to be the Large Objects Museum in the old Riverside Station. Sadly demolished, I've no idea where everything went, I remember a rocket, a model of the Liverpool Loop underground, trams, buses. terrific place.

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#359073 - 20th Oct 2009 11:25pm Re: Liverpool Technology Museum? [Re: w10694]
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Yeah, it did have a huge rocket in there!!!
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#359076 - 20th Oct 2009 11:32pm Re: Liverpool Technology Museum? [Re: DavidB]
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I used to love going to the Large Objects museum. Some great stuff in there, rockets, satellites, cars, buses, trains and general large machinery! Back of the Liver Bulding / Mesey Travel head offices i think? Always wondered what happened to this and its contents!
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#359080 - 20th Oct 2009 11:59pm Re: Liverpool Technology Museum? [Re: hoseman]
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Maybe *(hopefully) some of this stuff's in storage and will be brought out when the new part of the museam opens next year?

I remember the large objects too it was great for the summer holidays!

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#359084 - 21st Oct 2009 12:20am Re: Liverpool Technology Museum? [Re: AR_One]
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I remember a mirror kaladioscope-see ya arse from multiple angles, id run a mile away from it nowadays. Lol
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#359207 - 21st Oct 2009 2:29pm Re: Liverpool Technology Museum? [Re: RUDEBOX]
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I remember this very well.. Im not sure what happened to it. But what i do remember from it. It had a show of some sort outside built with a big machine contraption which looked like a bicycle it was outside and it was quite big and it was a show kind of thing.. I remember the rocket but apart from that its a mystery that it just went.. smile
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#359214 - 21st Oct 2009 2:45pm Re: Liverpool Technology Museum? [Re: SoundLad]
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Maybe they'll exhibit in the new museum when it opens...
http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/mol/galleries/
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#359224 - 21st Oct 2009 3:03pm Re: Liverpool Technology Museum? [Re: MissGuided]
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I remember the bike thing outside! It balanced perfectly on the rope because of the weights underneath.

They also had a can crusher that used air on drinks cans, and a printing press where you got your name printed. Loved the big stuff in there though, that was the best part of it.
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#359226 - 21st Oct 2009 3:07pm Re: Liverpool Technology Museum? [Re: DavidB]
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Found some good photos (from the 80's) here:

http://liverpooldays.com/photo/thumbnails.php?album=33

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Large objects Museum at Princes Dock 30th September 1989..this would be on the area to the left of the Crowne Plaza hotel at the Pier Head..right on the waterfront
















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#359325 - 21st Oct 2009 7:22pm Re: Liverpool Technology Museum? [Re: DavidB]
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Oh wow I used to love going there!!. I remember outside there was this thing on rails with a compressed air cylinder that was coupled to another cylinder filled with water. You could ride on it up the yard but you had to try and explain to the man how it worked before he would let you on. Also you could build a small brige out of small sections and then walk over it. I bet if it was still there now you would not be allow to do half the stuff you could back then thanks to health n safety.

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#359404 - 21st Oct 2009 9:49pm Re: Liverpool Technology Museum? [Re: KevinFinity]
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The new Museum of Liverpool Life will not be displaying many of the items from the large objects collection. The vast majority of these are doomed to be stored for many years to come, as the museum does not have the space to exhibit them. If anybody really wants to have a look at these items all they need to do is to contact the museum and request a viewing. As they are classed as a 'National' museum they have to comply with these requests.

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#359431 - 21st Oct 2009 11:12pm Re: Liverpool Technology Museum? [Re: 8HBob]
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I feel a Wiki day out coming on!!!
Anyone up for it??
Need someone to organise it tho, caus im poo at these things and no one comes caus they dont like me....sob sob cry
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