Visitors were able to look around the grounds of The Old Library and get up close to the building with our Conservation Architect Alan Gardner, who gave some really interesting talks about the history of the building and its key architectural features. We then encouraged people to follow our blue chalk arrows round the corner to Lister Steps nursery where we were joined by some of the teams helping us throughout the project.
Periscope CIC, who are helping to document and film the project as it progresses, were on hand to talk about our community journalism training programme next year and showed off some of the work they’ve produced on similar projects.
The community archaeology team from the Museum of Liverpool and our building recording volunteers revealed the multiple layers of graffiti they recorded on the building last week and got hands on with some finds from previous archaeological digs; this gave visitors a flavour of what we could find when we run our own dig in the grounds of The Old Library next year!
We’re hoping this is the first of many successful Heritage Open Days events for The Old Library!