I have put off going to this 'Museum' for over ten years, as past photographs of it made it appear half finished, with only paper maps hanging on the walls for instance instead of the real battleboards. So yesterday we finally went. Deprived of £16 entry fee, and no tickets ( as several other people have commented!) we went down some original steps into the basement. There was little or no information on the walls, still, as to what everything was. Some rooms were still half finished, and or contained inexplicable items like the Anderson Shelter. The lack of labels or explanations on several items was inexplicable. I began to act as unpaid tour guide to my family, as I am a WW2 buff, but even I couldn't understand a lot of it. A real guide or maybe some text on cards would have really helped. also as I had paid an exhorbitant entry fee, I shouldn't have had to act as my own guide. The pile of broken gas masks and helmets in the 'classroom' was really bad. The items had been handled so often they were all broken and missing vital parts. I knew what they were, but once again they were unlabelled. The main war room was better decorated than before, but didn't resemble the photographs displayed on the walls, so how could it be a reconstuction ? The Beatle wigs on the military figures were surreal.
If this place received proper funding and was taken over by Mersey Museums it would be a real tribute to those who served in WW2. at present it is very dissapointing.
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