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Decorative Arts Gallery

Decorative Arts Gallery

The Decorative Art Gallery displays some of the Sir Charles Sydney Jones collection of 18th and early 19th century British ceramics and Chinese export ceramics, enhanced with silver and drinking ware.

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More than bricks and mortar

More than bricks and mortar

This exhibition explores aspects of the University of Liverpool’s early years, formerly known as University College Liverpool.

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The Audubon Gallery

The Audubon Gallery

John James Audubon (1785-1851) was a nineteenth-century wildlife artist and naturalist. He travelled the American wilderness identifying, studying and drawing hundreds of species of birds and mammals.

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From Hand to Handle: The First Industrial Revolution

From Hand to Handle

Tools made of more than one part – composite tools – were a major step forward in our evolution. The invention of a knife with a handle required the ability to envisage something that did not exist, and then developing the skill to make it.

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Fossils

Fossils

Step back in time and get hands on with some real fossils!

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National Pipe Archive Exhibition

National Pipe Archive Exhibition

The National Pipe Archive provided the materials and designed a display dedicated to pipe studies in the Tate Hall Museum.

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John Garstang and the Discovery of the Hittite World

John Garstang and the Discovery of the Hittite World

John Garstang was Professor of Archaeology at the University of Liverpool from 1907 - 1941 and he was responsible for re-discovering the forgotten ancient Hittite civilisation when he was excavating in south east Turkey between 1908 and 1911.

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Nasty Nashers & Dreadful Dentures

The exhibition is an exploration of the history of modern dentures, including some made from human teeth! These teeth came from a variety of sources, but came to be known as 'Waterloo Teeth' due to the superior quality of those extracted from fallen soldiers during the Napoleonic Wars.

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Zoology Collection

Zoology Collection

We have both taxidermy and animal skeletons on display in both the galleries and museum. See beneath the skin of pythons, owls and elephants and learn about the plight of Pangolins from our Wet Collection.

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