People's History Exhibition coming soon!

People's History Exhibition coming soon!

What lies behind the closed doors of Liverpool’s empty buildings? What stories and memories do these fantastic buildings hold? How long have they lain empty and why?

This Easter Hidden Liverpool will launch its’ second exhibition - People’s History Exhibition at Liverpool Albert Dock. The interactive exhibition will feature some of the memories, stories and images people have shared over the last six months, bringing to life some of Liverpool’s public buildings which now stand empty.

The exhibition opens its doors on Saturday 19th April to kick off the Easter weekend and is open daily until 29th April, 11am-5pm. The exhibition comprises images, memorabilia and interviews of fascinating, funny and touching stories gathered by the Hidden Liverpool team. Stories include romantic tales of people meeting their husband in the State Ballroom, witnessing landmark events from the roof of the Cunard Building and taking afternoon tea upstairs in the Forum Cinema.

Local campaigns working to resurrect some of the city’s empty public buildings also feature, including Save the Futurist Cinema in Lime Street, the Jewel on the Hill project with Everton Library and Save Woolton Pool where John Lennon learnt to swim! 

Throughout the eleven day exhibition visitors will be invited to share their own memories and stories as well as hearing those of others.

The People’s History Exhibition runs from Saturday 19th April to Tuesday 29th April, open daily 11-5pm in Unit C7 at the Albert Dock (next door to Natures Treasure).

A number of events are also running during the exhibition, all free to attend. Booking is required for many of these events and can be done by following the links below:

Family Drop In Workshop

Saturday 19th April & Saturday 26th April 2pm – 4pm


Andrew Brooks Photogrophy Workshop and Talk

Andrew Brooks will be hosting a workshop and talk on techniques for achieving stunning images in empty buildings.

Tuesday the 22nd April

Workshop: 3:00 pm - 5:00pm

Talk: 6.30pm – 8.30pm


'Our Empty Buildings - why not knock them down?'

Is the next event in our conversation series, with invited panel guests including Mayor Joe Anderson, Rob Burns Urban Design & Heritage Manager at Liverpool City Council, and Clare Devaney Associate of the RSA & Urban Strategist, Seven Streets cultural commentator David Lloyd.

Thursday 24th April  (6.30pm – 8.30pm)


Creative Design Workshop - Limestreet.

Your chance to creatively explore how you might re-vitalise the old cinema and have your say on the future of Lime Street itself.

Sunday 27th April 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Walking Tours -

Led by trained Hidden Liverpool volunteers using stories and memories gathered by the project to animate some familiar landmarks around the city.

Dates and times to be confirmed.