Museum Information Sheets

Copies of our sixteen museum information sheets are available to download below, so you can learn about our local history from home, or find out more after your visit!

Origins of Prescot The Origins of Prescot        Prescot Hall                                 Prescot Manor Court

 Prescot Parish Church        Prescot School                            Prescot Pottery

 Coal Mining                          Watchmakers’ Workshops         John Wyke & Thomas Leyland

 The Lancashire Watch Company     British Insulated Callendar’s Cables    

Eccleston Street                  High Street & St Helens Road     Market Place    

Edward Lear                         John Philip Kemble

Reference Library & Research Resources

We have a wealth of information in our Reference Library and research archives of folders containing documents we have compiled on a wide range of local history topics. With the help of our Museum Volunteers, we have moved our research resources and books from the Museum Store into a new purpose-built Reference Library and created a full list all of the documents which are available on request.

Download the list here

In order to access these folders, an appointment must be made in advance in order to ensure staff are available and on site.  Contact us for more information.

Photographs in the Local History Collection

Prescot Museum has thousands of photographs of the local area in its collection. Here are a selection of our most popular images. If you can’t find what you are looking for, contact us and let us know what you have in mind and we will search our database.