|Museum of Liverpool exterior (1)|
|Invitations to Museum of Liverpool private view|
|The Museum of Liverpool exterior (2)|
|The Museum of Liverpool on the left, with the Liver Building, Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool building on the right.|
|Detail of Museum of Liverpool exterior.|
|Museum of Liverpool exterior (3)|
Outside the building, there are three of the popular lambananas. These were created as part of the lambanana trail that was set up for the Capital of Culture in 2008. They were sold off at the end of 2008, but there are still a few dotted around the city.
On Thursday night, outside the building, a couple of Liver birds had popped down from the Liver Building to welcome us into the new building.
|The 'Liver birds'.|
|The welcome to the museum.|
On entering the building, with the cafe on the left and the shop on the right, you can see that the inside of the building is is curvey, with a large concrete staircase winding up out of the centre of the ground floor.
|Looking into the well of the staircase.|
The curving lines of the staircase, juxtaposed next to the walls, floors etc, creates lots of lovely angles.
|The looking up at the skylight above the staircase.|
|A view of the centre of the staircase.|
As well as a couple of glasses of wine, and nibbles (these don't half make viewing in a museum 'civilised'!) we were welcomed by the National Museums Liverpool's chairman, Phil Redmond (of Brookside and Grange Hill fame) and their director, David Fleming.
My next post will be on some of the exhibits inside the Museum of Liverpool.
You can see more of the pictures I took of the building, and its surroundings, on the Elsie May and Bertha Facebook page.