Kirkby Gallery is to host Willy Russell’s first solo art exhibition

Willy Russell painting

In 2015, Kirkby Gallery held an exhibition celebrating the life and work of Knowsley playwright, Willy Russell. It was a combination of items on loan from Liverpool John Moores Archives, The Liverpool Playhouse, and Willy himself; displays included original scripts, posters, props, costumes, ephemera, photographs, awards, and two paintings by Willy which revealed another of his creative […]

10 Artists Commissioned for Meeting Point2 Announced

10 ARTISTS COMMISSIONED TO WORK IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NORTHERN MUSEUMS 10 artists have been selected to work in partnership with museums in the North of England, each creating a new piece of work in response to the museum and its collections. The artists, who have been commissioned through the Meeting Point2 project, will work with […]

A History of Lancashire in 70 Objects

Framed chronometer and watch hands

We are thrilled to announce that our beautiful framed watch and chronometer hands made by William Preston have been selected to be part of “A History of Lancashire in 70 Objects”! Prescot Museum will now be included in a special trail around Lancashire, telling the story of the County Palatine. Our object represents the thousands […]

Prescot Museum has a new website!

Welcome to Prescot Museum

This new website will enable the Culture Development and Events Service to welcome new audiences, spread information and help people find out about Knowsley’s local history as well as the range of events and exhibitions on offer at Prescot Museum, Kirkby Gallery and Huyton Gallery. We will continue to add to the website over the […]

Nick Sharratt at Kirkby Gallery

Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants: The Illustrated World of Nick Sharratt is an exhibition dedicated to the fabulous work of the celebrated children’s author and illustrator. Nick Sharratt signed books and drew pictures for hundreds of visitors who queued to meet him at the opening event on 4 February – over a thousand people came to […]

Which is your favourite piece of Prescot’s history?

Which of these five items deserves a place in the history of Lancashire? We want your vote to help decide which of its artefacts should be part of a museum trail charting 70 items which capture the rich history of Lancashire. Take a look at our Top 5 items and vote for YOUR favourite to […]