‘Culture Shifts: Local’ at Open Eye Gallery

Culture Shifts: Local presents new work from eight socially engaged photography projects across Liverpool, including Winds of Change (Kirkby Gallery) The Open Eye Gallery: 6 October – 22 December, Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm Photography has become a crucial part of the way that we communicate with each other every day, a kind of language […]

Winds of Change at Kirkby Gallery

Winds of Change at Kirkby Gallery

Winds of Change Kirkby Gallery, 18 September – 14 January Winds of Change is part of the larger Culture Shifts project, which covers seven areas of the Liverpool City Region. Communities co-author photo stories showing their identity, interests and lives to inspire, surprise and even challenge a wider audience. Photographer Tony Mallon has returned to his […]

Willy Russell: Another Aspect

Willy Russell: Another Aspect has now ended and selected works have gone on to feature in another exhibition in London. The exhibition was very well-received, drawing crowds from across the country.  It was extremely popular with locals, and many came back for repeat visits.

Prescot Museum collection inspires new artwork by Owl Project

Owl Project at Prescot Museum

Prescot Museum is commissioning collaborative artists Owl Project  to create work inspired by collection as part of Meeting Point2 project. Prescot Museum has been selected as one of ten museums in the North of England to be part of the Meeting Point2 project. Funded through Arts Council England’s Resilience Fund, it aims to equip museums […]

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?

A History of Lancashire in 70 Objects

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 […]