VGM More than bricks

The Victoria Building: More than Bricks and Mortar

Location: Gallery 3, first floor

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

The Victoria Building opened in 1892 and was one of the first university buildings. It was purpose built to provide more space for a rapidly expanding university college and was to house the School of Arts as well as providing the first university library and communal areas for both staff and students. 

This exhibition will focus upon the people involved from the beginning of our university’s story including prominent donors, the architect Alfred Waterhouse and will also include a character study of one of the first students, a lady called Elizabeth Beckett.

Interactive Tour

The interactive guided tour is permanently stationed in gallery 3. Find out more about the fascinating history and architecture of the Victoria Building.