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    Sorry didn't know where else to post this question.

    In the old museum, inside the entrance there used to be a massive long banner/poster of the Liverpool waterfront from centuries ago ( least i think it was centuries ) on the wall.

    Question is - Anyone know where that went? I'd love to see it again.

    I Used to love that and the old street on the left, the battleground scene with the periscope and sandbags....and the trains in the basement.

    Anyone else miss anything that's gone now?

    Peace and Happiness.....Gaz

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    Hiya Wato. With living just behind the Museum in the tenements, me and my mates were never out of the Museum and Art Gallery, especially sniffing around after girls. But you got to know all the exhibits and paintings respectively off by heart.

    I remember the old cobbled street where you'd press the button and hear kids doing rhymes and talking/laughing. The trains in the transport section in the basement with the dummies at the windows of the carriages, the old fire engine, John Mason removal wagon, the lion loco, the green Ford Anglia that ended up at the MoLL etc.

    From the basement, you would walk along the corridor that was the aquarium, dark and lined both sides with glass cases of all kinds of sea life, crabs, colourful fish, mini sharks, catfish, starfish - I don't think the modern day one compares at all.

    The far end of that corridor contained the lizards, tarantulas, stick insects and snakes. Up to the mid 1970s, upstairs was a big glass case with a section of pinewoods, beach and the railway line in the freshfield area and you could press buttons and a light would come on in the model explaining what it was. Great memories.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Hiya Wato. With living just behind the Museum in the tenements, me and my mates were never out of the Museum and Art Gallery, especially sniffing around after girls. But you got to know all the exhibits and paintings respectively off by heart.

    I remember the old cobbled street where you'd press the button and hear kids doing rhymes and talking/laughing. The trains in the transport section in the basement with the dummies at the windows of the carriages, the old fire engine, John Mason removal wagon, the lion loco, the green Ford Anglia that ended up at the MoLL etc.

    From the basement, you would walk along the corridor that was the aquarium, dark and lined both sides with glass cases of all kinds of sea life, crabs, colourful fish, mini sharks, catfish, starfish - I don't think the modern day one compares at all.

    The far end of that corridor contained the lizards, tarantulas, stick insects and snakes. Up to the mid 1970s, upstairs was a big glass case with a section of pinewoods, beach and the railway line in the freshfield area and you could press buttons and a light would come on in the model explaining what it was. Great memories.

    Nice one Ged..The big ship sailed down the ally ally o was one of them rhymes..
    D'yer remember the Lime green Ford Anglia in the Basement by the Trains,the 1st car of the production line,its coming back the museum.
    Great memories indeed Lad

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    I loved the shrunken heads and the mummies hand with the gold ring.

    ring o`roses i think was one of the tunes in the cobbled street.

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    I loved the shrunken heads and the mummies hand with the gold ring.

    ring o`roses i think was one of the tunes in the cobbled street.
    I think your right Tony me boy.,
    Remember walking through the little bit that was about 20 yards long with a soldier in a lying down position and a 1st world war uniform on in a mock battlefield..
    The section was all about the 1st world war if I remember correctly.
    He had a big tommy gun with about 50 bullets coming out of one side on a long thingy..
    That frikened me the spooky mood in there..I wouldnt go in on me own mate..

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    There were also soldiers uniforms, dressed on manequins with just a mesh face, bright red tunics, then the savannah plains reconstruction with animals on them. The space room on the 3rd floor with the Planetarium, everything looked dead bright when you came out of there. That anthill in a glass case that looked like a wotsit, you know what I mean.
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