World War 1 exhibition highlights global perspectives of trench life

A dramatic exhibition at Lancaster Maritime Museum is helping people to discover what life was like for eight front line soldiers from different armies during World War 1. The ‘Trench Brothers’ display tells the story of eight typical soldiers from the Indian Army, the British West Indies Army and the British Army. The exhibition is … Read more

Black British sailors exhibition

Merseyside Maritime Museum reveals 500 years of Black British seafaring Black Salt: Britain’s Black Sailors reveals the contribution Black seafarers have made to some of the most significant maritime events of the past 500 years. The exhibition opens at Merseyside Maritime Museum on Friday 29 September 2017. The exhibition is based on the book Black Salt: Seafarers of … Read more

Get your skates on

A new skating exhibition has rolled in at the Lancaster Maritime Museum. The free display, ‘Get Your Skates On!’ will run until Wednesday 2 August. The display will tell the history of the popularity of roller skating and highlight the enthusiasm for roller skating in Lancashire. Julie Bell, head of Lancashire County Council’s libraries, museums, … Read more

Plans for new galleries at Merseyside Maritime Museum

Merseyside Maritime Museum has been awarded funding as part of £4 million grants announced for English Museums and Galleries under DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund. Grants totalling £4 million have been awarded to improve displays and facilities at museums and galleries across England, Matt Hancock, Minister of State for Digital and Culture, announced today. … Read more