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 from 10am to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 1pm. 

Admission is free.

StopwatchPrescot Museum sees a contemporary space merge with a traditional museum. Following its relocation from Georgian premises to an indoor shopping centre in 2012, 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.

We seek to provide a user-friendly self-led museum that reflects the huge historical significance of Prescot, Knowsley and the cultural identity of its community. It is a flexible space that will continue to change, with elements that will be taken out to other venues across the borough, including Kirkby Gallery, leisure centres, schools and centres for learning. The key idea behind the museum was ‘having a conversation with…’, whether this be between objects, visitors or activities; we want it to be a kaleidoscope of colours, artefacts, eras and subjects, to illustrate the rich heritage of the local community.

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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.
 
A large percentage of the collection, which comprises of almost 15,000 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 4936. Please note that museum enquiries can be received at any time but are dealt with specifically on Mondays

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