Prescot Museum

Prescot Museum has now moved to its new location at The Prescot Centre, Prescot Shopping Centre, Aspinall Street, Prescot L34 5GA.

Opening Times are Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm, Saturday: 10am to 1pm. 

Admission is free.

The new Prescot Museum sees a contemporary space merge with a traditional museum. Following its relocation from Georgian premises to an indoor shopping centre, the museum has retained and enhanced many of its most popular and historically significant displays, giving them a new lease of life and a wider audience within a multi-coloured setting, sharing the venue with Prescot library and the One Stop Shop.

We seek to provide an exciting user-friendly self-led museum that reflects the huge historical significance of Prescot and the cultural identity of its community. It is a flexible space that will constantly change, with elements that will be taken out to other venues across the borough, for example our galleries, leisure centres and centres for learning. The key idea behind the museum was ‘having a conversation with…’, whether this be between objects, visitors or even through structured workshop activities; we want it to be a kaleidoscope of colours, artefacts, eras and subjects, to illustrate the rich heritage of the Prescotian community.Prescot Museum flier

The collection is made up of a range of objects, mainly related to local businesses, industries (BICC cable makers, coal mining, watch making, pottery manufacture), and people, so can be described as a social and industrial collection.

Download a copy of the Prescot Museum flier.

A large percentage of the collection, approximately 11,000 objects, is made up of paper based items including ephemera and photographs. The ‘three dimensional’ objects in the collection are varied, and include items such as glass bottles, ceramics, tools, costume, domestic items, coins, badges, trophies, architectural fragments, and militaria.

The Prescot Centre can be accessed via entrances on Eccleston Street, or via the car park entrance (with lift) on Aspinall Street.

Free car parking is available at the rear of Prescot Shopping Centre.

For museum enquiries, please email Tina Ball on tina.ball@knowsley.gov.uk or telephone 0151 443 5619. Please note that museum enquiries can be received at any time but are dealt with specifically on Mondays.

Prescot Museum is an accredited museum

Disability access information
 


From Pen to Paper - Creative writing courses for adults

Friends of Kirkby Gallery and Prescot Museum have created a new scheme funded by the Knowsley Better Together fund. It is targeted at individuals on low incomes who have not participated in a creative project before.

Through reading, discussion and workshop exercises, participants will be introduced to techniques that will develop story telling and poetry writing skills, ecouraging individuals to develop their own 'voice' via the written word.

A small book of writings and poems by participants will be produced at the end of the project and launched at a celebratory event.

There will be two seperate courses led by the writer in residence which runs for 10 weeks every Wednesday from January and April 2018 at Prescot Museum and Kirkby Gallery.

At Prescot Museum, the sessions are on from 9.30am to 11.30am
At Kirkby Gallery, the sessions are on from 1pm to 3pm

Courses are free but booking is essential.

To book on one of the courses, please contact Tina Ball on 443 5617 or tina.ball@knowsley.gov.uk


Pick and Mix art workshops

Free Easter holiday art workshops from Friends of Kirkby Gallery & Prescot Museum is funded by the Knowsley Better Together fund.

The artists will work with families over the Easter holidays in Prescot Museum and Kirkby Gallery, giving participants the opportunity to take part in painting, crafts, sculpture, printmaking and photography.

Workshops will take place on 3 to 7 April 2018 at Prescot Museum from 9.30am to 11.30am and at Kirkby Gallery on 3 to 6 April 2018 from 1pm to 3pm as well as on Saturday 7 2018 from 10.30am to 12.30pm

To book your place on a workshop, please contact Tina Ball on 443 5617 or tina.ball@knowsley.gov.ukAccredited museuem logo