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Museum of Liverpool marks 10th birthday with events this weekend

The Museum of Liverpool will celebrate its 10th anniversary this weekend with a series of activities, performances and a cake.

The waterfront landmark - the first national museum devoted to the history of a regional city - opened its doors on July 19, 2011 with the ribbon cut by a six-year-old Liverpool boy called Finn O’Hare, and was officially opened by the Queen later the same year.

Since then, it has played host to more than 7.5m visitors and 27 major exhibitions including Double Fantasy, dedicated to John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

And while the Queen won’t be returning to mark the anniversary, Finn – now 16 – will be back to cut the special 10th birthday cake.

Events on July 17 and 18 will include birthday crafts, an archaeology open day, costumed characters and live music.

Kate Johnson, head of Museum of Liverpool, said: “We’re delighted the museum has given so many people some very special memories over the past 10 years.

Above: Yoko Ono at the official opening of the Museum of Liverpool in 2011. Photo Mark McNulty. Top: A fab four 10-year-olds celebrate the museum's birthday.

“As soon as Museum of Liverpool opened on the waterfront no tourist’s city break was complete without a visit.

"Local families, adults and school children have made it their own, coming back again and again to explore and celebrate stories of their city and its people.

“We’re looking forward to celebrating our birthday with visitors this weekend and through the summer holidays.

"After the past 16 months, we all value arts and culture and how it brings us together more than ever, and a birthday party to celebrate 10 years of that at Museum of Liverpool feels very special.”

For more details visit the Museum of Liverpool website HERE


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