A brand new exhibition is set to open at Liverpool Central Library, focussing on the Brownlow Hill Workhouse which occupied the Mount Pleasant site prior to the construction of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King.
The Workhouse was finally demolished in 1931 and at one time it was the largest workhouse in England. Known as a ‘town within a town’, the workhouse opened in 1771 and occupied a 9 acre site that in time came to serve 5,000 inmates.
This free exhibition features architectural plans, paintings, maps, photographs, apprentice indentures, Christmas invitations and many more items related to the workhouse.
It runs from 1 August – 29 September at the Hornby Library, Liverpool Central Library, William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EW.