The Liverpool Regional Museum’s collection

Liverpool Regional Museum’s collection of almost 28,000 items graphically shows how people lived, worked, socialised and even went to war for more than a century.

The museum’s collection dates from early colonial times, spanning the first years of the 1800s to the present day.

It ranges from an invitation sent in 1813 by Governor and Mrs Macquarie to Mrs Mary Fisk of Liverpool to a ball commemorating the birthday of Queen Charlotte, to objects from the World War I German Concentration Camp at Liverpool, through memorabilia of the decades to Liverpool’s present day.

The collection comprises a variety of mediums including ceramics, photographs, documents, textiles, wood, leather, medals and the typical wide variety of mixed media compositions (household and industrial objects).

Search the Museum's Collection.

Mosaic of pictures or items from the Museum's collection

Left to right:

Liverpool Olympic Memorial Pool, 1979
Photographer: Ray Hely
Ray Hely Collection, Liverpool Library Heritage Collection

Paper Mill, Collingwood c.1888
Artist: Albert Henry Fullwood (1863-1930)
hand coloured wooden engraved print, published in Picturesque Atlas of Australasia
Liverpool Regional Museum Collection

Demolition Derby at Liverpool Speedway, aerial view, 1976
Frank Oliveri Collection, Liverpool Regional Museum Collection

Charlotte’s Dress, silk ballgown, c.1875-1879
Bartlett Collection, Liverpool Regional Museum Collection

Liverpool New South Wales, Views of Australia 1824
Artist: Joseph Lycett (1775-1828)
etching, aquatint, hand coloured with watercolour on paper, Plate 14 from Views of Australia
Pearce Learoyd Collection, Liverpool Regional Museum Collection

Ashcroft Lace Bonnet c.1900s
Ashcroft Collection, Liverpool Regional Museum Collection

Olympic swimmer and gold medal champion Michael Wenden diving off the blocks at Liverpool Olympic Memorial Pool, 1968
Liverpool Library Heritage Collection

Jeff Pickering in Sprintcar 28 racing at Liverpool Speedway c.1970s
Frank Oliveri Collection, Liverpool Regional Museum Collection