Archaeological excavations have been undertaken in the grounds of The Old Library in partnership with the Community Archaeology Team from the Museum of Liverpool.
The team and local volunteers unearthed what is believed to be the walls Brook Cottage, as shown on maps from the 1800s. Other discoveries including Victorian pottery and lots of oyster shells – a common snack for the working class is days gone by have been taken back to Liverpool Museum to be processed and investigated further.
The ground floor of the building was also opened to visitors for the first time since 2006 allowing those who attended to hear about the transformative plans for the future of the building.
The next opportunity for members of the public to visit The Old Library will be on one of two Heritage Open Days on the 14th and 15th of September 2019.