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Tales from the City

Museum of Liverpool
Pier Head
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 1DG

Tel: 0151 478 4545

Tales from the City

About

Tales from the city marks the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act with stories from Liverpool’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT+) community over the past five decades. 

The exhibition reflects how the lives and experiences of Liverpool’s LGBT+ community have changed from 1967 to 2017. Individual stories are told through a mixture of objects, costume, art, photography, film and oral history interviews. The exhibition also explores the impact of national events such as Section 28, civil partnerships, marriage, age of consent equality, and equal adoption rights.

The experiences of Liverpool's LGBT+ community reveal devastating cases of discrimination and prejudice but also examples of self-determination, resilience and creativity. 50 years on from 1967 Sexual Offences Act, the exhibition offers a reflection on the significant advances that have been made, while also remembering there is still work to be done for full equality.

 

Facilities

Other

  • Exhibition
  • Gay / Lesbian Events

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By road: The Pier Head is on the waterfront close to Liverpool city centre and the Liverpool One complex. Follow signposts for the Albert Dock from the motorway and other main routes into the city centre. You may want to use AA route planner to plan your journey.

Public Transport Directions

By train: Get the latest information about local train services on the Merseyrail website. James Street station is the closest and is only a couple of minutes walk away. This station is served by the Wirral Line trains only. Moorfields station, which is served by the Northern and Wirral Lines, is about 5 minutes walk away. Liverpool Central station is about 15 to 20 minutes walk away and is also served by the Northern and Wirral Lines. The Museum is about a 20 minute walk from Liverpool Lime Street station - Liverpool's mainline train station.

By bus: The nearest bus station is at Paradise Street, near the Liverpool One complex. Some bus services also drop off at the Pier Head, right by the museum. Full details of bus services are on the Merseytravel website.

By ferry: The Mersey Ferries terminal is right next to the Museum at the Pier Head. An hourly service runs throughout the day from Seacombe and Woodside on the Wirral, with a more frequent commuter service before 10am and after 4pm.

By coach: The National Express coach station is at Norton Street, about a 25 minute walk away. Coaches bringing private groups can drop off at the Pier Head, close to the entrance to the museum.

By bicycle: There are lots of bicycle bays opposite the entrance to the museum, by the Great Western Railway building.

Parking: There are car parks in the nearby Liverpool ONE complex opposite the entrance to the Albert Dock. Q-Park Strand Street has 2000 underground spaces, Q-Park Gradwell Street has 560 multi-storey spaces and Q-Park John Lewis has 580 multi-storey spaces. The entrance to the Strand Street car park is opposite the Albert Dock and is accessible from the centre of the road in both directions. The Gradwell Street car park is opposite BBC Radio Merseyside and the John Lewis car park is located opposite the Paradise Street bus interchange and the police station.

Blue badge parking spaces: There are six blue badge parking spaces directly opposite the museum entrance, by the Great Western Railway building. These are about 30 metres from the entrance and need to be pre-booked. To book a space call 0151 478 4545.

A complete access guide for the Museum of Liverpool is available on the Disabled Go website.

Shopmobility: Visitors with mobility probelms may like to make use of Liverpool's Shopmobility service. You can hire equipment including manual and electric wheelchairs and electric scooters. The shop is on the third floor of Liverpool One shopping centre, close to the accessible parking bays in the Strand Street Q-Park. Equipment must be booked in advance and there is a charge. More information can be found on the  Liverpool One website or by calling 0151 707 0877.

Dial-a-ride: The Merseylink Service is a dial-a-ride service for Merseyside people with mobility problems or difficulties, who cannot use or have difficulty using public transport. The service runs from 8am to 11pm daily and can be used by members for travel anywhere in Merseyside. The service is free for members and one essential travel companion. For further information contact Merseylink on 0151 709 1929.

Opening Times

Season (13 October 2017 - 31 December 2018)

* 10 am - 5pm Monday - Sunday

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