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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgePorgie View Post
    Pray do tell where they got that figure from?
    I saw it reported in the Echo...

    Museum of Liverpool visitor figures reach 250,000 in one month
    by Catherine Jones, Liverpool Echo | Aug 16 2011 |

    THE new Museum of Liverpool was celebrating today after its visitor figures hit the 250,000 mark.

    The 72m waterfront landmark opened four weeks ago today.

    Museum bosses had predicted 78,000 visitors in the first month of opening, but the response from the public has been more than three times that with an average of 8,300 a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgePorgie View Post
    so when the excitement has died down so will the area.
    I don't think so as the Mann Island developments are just one more piece in the jigsaw that join together Ropewalks, Liverpool ONE, the City Centre, Albert Dock and Pier Head into a whole.

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    "I don't think so as the Mann Island developments are just one more piece in the jigsaw that join together Ropewalks, Liverpool ONE, the City Centre, Albert Dock and Pier Head into a whole."

    That's what I've seen! As they "open up" those formerly deserted parts of the city,there's been an influx of people, and businesses opening to cater for them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wsteve55 View Post
    and businesses opening
    With more to come at Mann Island including Brasserie Blanc, Merseytravel, Open Eye and Starbucks, etc.

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    Had a mooch around the Museum, wow, that staircase is HUGE. Was overwhelmed by the stairs TBH and not in a good way.

    I felt the display areas were too small with too much in them, maybe that staircase could have been smaller and the galleries larger. I enjoyed the Beatles mini cinema experience plus the football one.

    Some nice views from in there and that Mann Island area is impressive!
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    Who are the real people ?

    They were never this clean when I travelled on it.

    Would you get on his train ?

    "Taxi"

    The Lion engine

    Model of the Albert Dock with the real thing behind it
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    Fantastic Joe,

    Did you like it then. Don't go mentioning you travelled on it though or someone will say you're attention seeking
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    Was the 'Rocket' not the Lion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oudeis View Post
    Was the 'Rocket' not the Lion?
    The museum says it has the Lion....

    http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/m...port/lion.aspx

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    Yes, it's the Lion.
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    Joe, sorry old buddy. I wish I hadn't said anything. You in a rush to share your day out with us couch warmers and all we young whipper-snappers can do is climb over one another to put you right.
    For shame on us.
    I have a good mind to complain to the Museum that they have mislabelled that exhibit.

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    Thanks fellows I stand corrected, I`m going to Earlestown to much.

    I have had a trip on the Rocket in the York railway museum yard so I should have known better

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    nice pics.

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    Great pic's Joe! Pity the "Rocket" is in York,though!

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    I attended a private viewing last night of the new exhibition, Roger McGough`s "Doors" in the Liverpool museum.
    It consists of 32 old doors from various places in Liverpool like,Liverpool and Everton Fc, Strawberry Fields childrens home,Arthur Dooleys studio,etc.The work was made by Roger and his friend Mark Cockram along wtith students from LJMU School of Art and design


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    Hiya Joe. I was invited to that too but already going to be out the house too much in this coming week so gave it a miss. Great pics, looks like you enjoyed it.
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    Thanks Ged,took a few night shots while waiting for our chauffeur to turn up.


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    Went to the Museum for the first time today. Not totally sure what to make of it. Top floor seemed to be the best part of it, got to see Ged's Gerard Garden's Model which was pretty impressive and Lutyens cathedral model which was even more impressive.

    Other than that, I wasn't sure where to go... there just didn't seem to be much of a directional structure to the place. I managed to miss out half of the ground floor, until I'd been to the top and back again.

    I was also surprised at the amount software fault notices there were on the exhibits, considering it's not even been open about a year

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    People want to see and touch the real stuff, having screens and computers is fine for back up or extra information but when they are out of action it all feels a bit dead. A screen image is a poor substitute to the real thing.

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    There are maps that you can pick up from the info desk that give you an overview about what is covered in each section. The temptation is to cover the entire museum in one go and I think this is a mistake (although probably inevitable if you have come a long way) because it can end up feeling a bit disjointed and frustrating if you have to queue to use a touchscreen or audio, and if they're not working well then you're left high and dry. Overall, it feels a bit touristy rather than an in-depth look at Liverpool's history: too many slogans for my taste. Having been a few times, I mostly go now to look out the windows or to use the lavatory. I still haven't tired of the views.

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    I guessed there was probably some sort of guide I could have picked up but I was just having a wander since I had the time.

    Considering the stairway is the central point, I'd have assumed you could just spiral round in a loops to view everything on each floor. The views are good, but may as we have built a massive viewing tower as that's not what a museum should be about.

    Anyway, I'm sure I'll visit again this year at some point

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    I'd be interested to find out what people who don't know the city or its history think about Liverpool after they have visited the museum.

    One of the most popular exhibits (and one of my favourites, too) is Lutyens' model for the RC cathedral that (crypt apart) was never built. It's like we can't quite get it out of our imagination - a Liverpool that almost was and should have been. The mock-up on the wall of what the city would have looked like with both cathedrals is a bit of a heartbreaker.

    Another building that did exist but wasn't put back together again after it was bombed in the war was the Custom House. I'd like to see a model of that building and even more so a film of what it was like inside, and if a film can't be found a collection of photographs would do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scouse smurf View Post
    I guessed there was probably some sort of guide I could have picked up but I was just having a wander since I had the time.

    Considering the stairway is the central point, I'd have assumed you could just spiral round in a loops to view everything on each floor. The views are good, but may as we have built a massive viewing tower as that's not what a museum should be about.

    Anyway, I'm sure I'll visit again this year at some point
    Yes... the signage around the place was not good - and the grand staircase is, well, too grand...


    It's a pity you didn't turn right on the ground floor and see the Lion and the Overhead railway exhibit from the Dock Rd level...I thought that was one of the best exhibit areas in the place.


    I too saw many machines with software porblems, but thought is was a short term central computer problem...

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    Ah, the Custom House! If only.....

    Albert Dock, the Custom House and the Sailors Home - all in a row.

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    LCD Syndrome (Lowest common Denominator) a museum as entertainment rather than information. A building that actually detracts from the exhibits.
    When will the powers that be realise people want to see and be close to lots of real things.People absorb huge amounts of information and if they have special interests whether its ships, engines or butterflies they want good detailed archival backup not a once over lightly almost fairground approach.The mistake of the grand staircase is a bit like building an art gallery with too many windows and too few display walls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doris Mousdale View Post
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    The mistake of the grand staircase is a bit like building an art gallery with too many windows and too few display walls.
    That's a great description....


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