Prescot Museum Prescot Museum combines a traditional museum with a contemporary space Kirkby Gallery Kirkby Gallery hosts a wide range of contemporary exhibitions from international and local artists VOLUNTEERING Are you interested in local history or art? Could you spare a few hours per week to support Prescot Museum or Kirkby Gallery? We would love to hear from you! Accessibility We want everyone to enjoy Prescot Museum and Kirkby Gallery Order prints from our collection Every picture tells a story - we can provide copies of photographs in the Local History Collection

EducationPrescot Museum combines a contemporary space with a traditional museum. Following relocation from Georgian premises to an indoor shopping centre, the museum has retained and enhanced many of its most popular and historically significant displays, giving them a new lease of life and bringing them to a wider audience.

The museum reflects the historical significance of Prescot and the cultural identity of its community. The colourful displays of images and artefacts tell the story of Knowsley and its people – how they lived and where they worked.

Prescot Museum’s collection focuses on local people, businesses and industries such as watchmaking, pottery manufacture, cable making and coal mining. There are almost 14,000 objects, a large percentage of which is ephemera and photographs. “Three dimensional” items include tools, costume, domestic items, coins, badges, trophies, architectural fragments, and militaria.

Prescot Museum welcomes donations to the collection relating to the history of the whole of Knowsley.

Wherever you see the Cog Family characters in and around the museum, there will be family-friendly activities for you to enjoy!

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