Our choice of conference afternoon study tours aim to give delegates an insight into the incredible heritage of Liverpool and its links across the Atlantic Ocean.
Registered delegates will be invited to choose one of the following study tours on a first come, first served basis. All visits will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday 15th July.
Booking will open at the beginning of June and all registered delegates will be notified by email.
A walking tour led by Dr Roger White, Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage. Port Sunlight is the finest surviving example of early urban planning in the UK which has inspired similar developments across the Atlantic. The late 19th Century village was built by William Hesketh Lever (later Viscount Leverhulme) to house his soap factory workers at Lever Brothers which eventually turned into the global giant Unilever. Lever was a philanthropist with a passion for art and architecture and Port Sunlight is an enduring testament to the achievements of this remarkable man. The sheer scale of his philanthropy was unprecedented and the whole of Port Sunlight is now a Conservation Area.
Curator led tours of three of the National Museums of Liverpool:
Merseyside Maritime Museum – a museum dedicated to the social and commercial history of the port of Liverpool. Highlights include ship models, maritime paintings, colourful posters from the golden age of liners and even some full sized vessels.
International Slavery Museum – the only museum of its kind to look at aspects of historical and contemporary slavery as well as being an international hub for resources on human rights issues.
Museum of Liverpool – a museum that reflects the city’s global significance through its unique geography, history and popular culture.
A walking tour lead by Royal Institute of British Architecture (RIBA) puts the spotlight on key buildings and spaces that form part of the contemporary city landscape, its characters, its commerce and its culture.
Liverpool established its international reputation as the pre-eminent gateway for shipping, trade and the movement of people leaving one continent to find new lives in another. The city that was created to service this exchange is rich in its buildings, streets and public spaces.