Please note, Prescot Museum & Kirkby Gallery both currently remain closed temporarily as part of the efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19.
We are working with the other departments and services which share our buildings to ensure we are ready to welcome you back at the right time. We do not yet have a date to re-open, but we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Prescot 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, but we are currently unable to take any further objects in due to the temporary closure.