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Join us for Dementia Action Week at National Museums Liverpool


A couple share memories together at House of Memories’ fifth birthday

A couple share memories together at House of Memories’ fifth birthday © Gareth Jones

21 – 27 May is Dementia Action Week. Alzheimer’s Society is calling on everyone to come together and take actions big or small to improve the everyday lives of people affected by dementia.

In the UK, one person develops dementia every three minutes, yet too many face the condition alone and are excluded from society. More than 850,000 people are living with dementia in the UK and 670,000 are acting as primary carers.

We stand together with Alzheimer’s Society in their determination to create a dementia-friendly UK where people with dementia are included and supported to live the lives they want.

Our award-winning House of Memories dementia awareness programme has provided training and resources to more than 12,000 health and social care professionals and families across the UK.

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Tags:  get involved , dementia action week , community , memories , museum of liverpool , world museum


Easter holidays at Museum of Liverpool


Children playing

Kids at play in 1950s. Image © Karl Hughes ARPS 1901-1979 courtesy of Suzanne Lawton

For some of you you’re half way through it and for others it’s about to start but in either case the words school holidays can strike panic in the heart of any parent!

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Tags:  childhood , easter , exhibition , house of memories , liverpool , museum of liverpool , school holidays


Galkoff's and the Secret Life of Pembroke Place update


Tiled shop front with decorative hoarding

Galkoff’s butcher’s shop today – behind protective hoarding. Image courtesy of LSTM

The Galkoff’s and the Secret Life of Pembroke Place project team, along with 24 volunteers have been delving into the history of this well-known Liverpool Street. The focus has been on two key heritage sites: Galkoff’s Jewish butcher shop and Watkinson Terrace, Liverpool’s last surviving example of court housing.

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Tags:  galkoff , house of memories , research , social history , volunteers