Lord Street: Past, Present & Future

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The mile long, Victorian thoroughfare is said to have been the inspiration for the tree lined boulevards of Paris. With a charming, unique style all of its own, Lord Street has been a favourite shopping destination for over a century and has many fascinating stories to tell.

The exhibition will bring together a wide range of material including archive photographs, architectural plans as well as costume and film, to explore the heritage of the water features, gardens, glass-topped verandas and architectural buildings.

It will also provide opportunities for local people and businesses who have worked, lived and visited Lord Street to tell their stories, or their ancestors’ stories.

If you want to get involved in this exciting project, we want to hear from you. You may have heritage items: documents, objects or old photographs, that you could lend to the Atkinson for display; you may want to make a heritage display in your shop window; you may want to use the exhibition to promote your business in some way; you may have lots of other ideas. Please get in touch call 01704 533 333 or email marketing@theatkinson.co.uk

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The Art Box

Don’t forget to visit The Art Box on your visit. The new look Art Box has lots of interactive activities for families and gives our visitors the opportunity to tell us what you think the future of Southport’s famous street will look like.

Share you own photographs of Lord Street online and don’t forget to tag us #TheAtkinson

Exhibition Opening Times

Mon – Sat: 10am – 4pm

Sun: 11am – 4pm

Related Events

Object of the Month: The Architecture of Lord Street

Wednesday 13 April, 1pm, free admission

Object of the Month: The Development of Victorian Lord Street

Wednesday 8 June, 1pm, free admission

Heritage Talk: From Box to Display – Bringing Lord Street fashions back to life

Thursday 14 July, 7pm, £5 / free for Supporter Members

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