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World Museum


In William Brown Street, Liverpool, stands the World Museum. With collections from all around the world it is a grand place to spend a few hours when it rains.

Built in 1859 it was the first of the range of Classical style building that would form William Brown Street. Looking like a Roman temple with Corinthian columns and a munumental set of steps it is a splendid example of the civic pride in one of the great 19th century commercial cities. During World War 2 an incendary bomb destoyed the interior of the museum and it was fifteen years later that the building would be opened to the public following the rebuilding of it. Since then the collections have grown and the museum has expanded considerably, it was re-opened in 2005 as the World Museum.

World Museum


In William Brown Street, Liverpool, stands the World Museum. With collections from all around the world it is a grand place to spend a few hours when it rains.

Built in 1859 it was the first of the range of Classical style building that would form William Brown Street. Looking like a Roman temple with Corinthian columns and a munumental set of steps it is a splendid example of the civic pride in one of the great 19th century commercial cities. During World War 2 an incendary bomb destoyed the interior of the museum and it was fifteen years later that the building would be opened to the public following the rebuilding of it. Since then the collections have grown and the museum has expanded considerably, it was re-opened in 2005 as the World Museum.

comments (5)

  • Ada
  • United States
  • 9 Aug 2008, 06:39
superb composition...lovely. I am really enjoying your showcase of all this wonderful archtecture
Les Auld: Glad you enjoying them Ada, some more to come yet as well.
What a grand building. They sure took pride when they built this.
Excellent shot. smile
Les Auld: That was the Victorians for you, bad housing but impressive civic buildings. Thanks for the comment.
That's a nice powerful shot Les. I hope that bloke with the supermarket bag doesn't want royalties!
Les Auld: So do I Chris, thanks for the comment.
Sounds an interesting museum Les, the Fitzwilliam in Cambridge has similar columns to this at the front. Must have been the vogue at one time.
Les Auld: Victorian Gothic I suppose Brian, the museum does have some interesting collections.
  • Alan
  • Southampton, on the sunny south coast of England
  • 9 Aug 2008, 19:18
I thought this may have been your house, Les! I like the inclusion of the person to help give this some scale.
Les Auld: Holiday home Alan, and he is the caretaker (I wish) thanks for the comment.

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