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A History of Lancashire in 70 Objects

We are thrilled to announce that our rocking horse toy had been selected as one of the artefacts to tell “A History of Lancashire in 70 Objects”!Rocking Horse Toy

Although we’re in Merseyside now, most of our visitors (and staff) are Lancashire at heart, and as we are part of the original County Palatine, we were eligible to enter.

A History of Lancashire in 70 Objects is an 18 month partnership between Lancashire Heritage Learning, Museum Development North West and Lancashire Life magazine. The project aims to engage communities across the County Palatine with objects and stories held in their local museums, galleries and heritage venues. It also aims to engage with new audiences and promote visits across all participating venues.

The project is part of the 70th anniversary celebrations for Lancashire Life magazine and will involve museums, galleries and heritage centres across the old county palatine – from the river Mersey in the south up to Coniston, and west to Trawden, Littleborough and Ashton-under-Lyne. Heritage venues across the county palatine were invited to host community engagement events for visitors to select one object from their collections that tells something of Lancashire’s long and fascinating story.

Thank you to everyone who voted to help select our item from our selection of favourites.

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Visitor blog!

One of our favourite young regular visitors came to see the Plague and Prose exhibition as he is learning about Shakespeare at school, and wowed us both with his incredible knowledge. He’s written a post about his visit on his blog – check it out!


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Where’s Willy?


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