National Conservation Centre
National Museums Liverpool
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National Museums Liverpool's award-winning Conservation Centre is the first national conservation centre in the UK, and the only one of its kind open to the public. Housed in the former Midland Railway Goods Depot (built in the 1870s) on Queen Square in the heart of Liverpool, the centre was opened by HRH The Prince of Wales in 1996.
Museum, Archive, Gallery
10am-5pm daily, except Christmas Day and New Years Day.
Closed: Christmas Day and New Years Day.
Free admission to all events and exhibitions
The exhibition shows how conservators uncover the secrets within objects and how they keep the ravages of time at bay. Discover how our world class conservators preserve and restore everything from fine art and sculpture to space suits and ancient archaeological treasures, meet a conservator at work via a live video link, take part in a hands-on activity or a behind-the-scenes tour, get an expert's opinion on looking after your heirlooms.
Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art
Key artists and exhibits
- Mummified Egyptian crocodile, two genuine Beatles gold discs, a rare sixteenth century copy of the Mona Lisa
- Eros and The Spirit of Liverpool, two of Liverpool's most famous statues, rescued from pollution and the natural elements.
Saturday Family Activities
Family activities every Saturday 13.00-16.00 focusing on the artwork held by the National Conservation Centre. Drop-in between 13.00 and 16.00.
How to obtain
Free, just drop in.