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About Prescot Museum

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Prescot Museum combines a contemporary space with a traditional museum. Following relocation from Georgian premises to an indoor shopping centre, the museum has retained and enhanced many of its most popular and historically significant displays, giving them a new lease of life and bringing them to a wider audience.

The museum reflects the historical significance of Prescot and the cultural identity of its community. The colourful displays of images and artefacts tell the story of Knowsley and its people – how they lived and where they worked.

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Prescot Museum’s collection focuses on local people, businesses and industries such as watchmaking, pottery manufacture, cable making and coal mining. There are almost 14,000 objects, a large percentage of which is ephemera and photographs. “Three dimensional” items include tools, costume, domestic items, coins, badges, trophies, architectural fragments, and militaria.

Prescot Museum welcomes donations to the collection relating to the history of the whole of Knowsley.

Mister Cog

Introducing the Cog family!

Wherever you see the 'Cog family' characters in and around the museum, there will be family-friendly activities for you to have a go at!

Plan your visit

Opening times:

Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm
Saturdays, 10am to 3.30pm


Prescot Museum
The Prescot Centre
Prescot Shopping Centre
Aspinall Street
L34 5GA (open map)


The Prescot Centre can be accessed via entrances on Eccleston Street or via the car park entrance (with lift) on Aspinall Street.

Free car parking is available at the rear of Prescot Shopping Centre.


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The Prescot Centre is an accessible venue, with facilities including:

  • Full wheelchair access throughout the building
  • A hearing aid loop
  • 'Changing Places' facilities and disabled toilet
  • Disabled parking spaces at rear of shopping centre