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Preparations are under way for the reopening of the Wondrous Place gallery at the Museum of Liverpool, which was opened in 2011 but has been closed for more than three years as other exhibitions were hosted.
From November 26, visitors will have a chance to see 650 objects representing the city’s best known entertainers, writers, poets, performers, musicians, comedians and sportspeople.
On display will be suits made for The Beatles in 1963 by London tailor Douglas A Millings.
The clothes were made after the band’s manager Brian Epstein decided the group needed a smart new image and were part of a look which was widely copied by fans.
More recent music stars are also celebrated in the exhibition, with the stage outfit worn by Spice Girl Mel C on the Spice World 2019 tour on show.
Visitors will also be able to see a golfing outfit worn by Emmy award-winning actor Jodie Comer from Liverpool, in BBC’s Killing Eve.
The coat and trousers were worn by her character Villanelle, a professional killer, in the show’s third season when she went to Scotland to assassinate an American on a golf course.
Displays of sports memorabilia in the exhibition will include an overcoat which belonged to Liverpool FC’s longest serving manager Bill Shankly
Kate Johnson, head of the Museum of Liverpool, said: “We’reâ¯incrediblyâ¯excited to beâ¯reinstating the popularâ¯Wondrous Placeâ¯gallery,â¯withâ¯so manyâ¯fabulous updates.
“Visitorsâ¯can look forward toâ¯a vibrant, fascinating gallery that takes them to the heart of what makes Liverpool such a creative place.
“Wondrous Placeâ¯will of course be celebratingâ¯the world-famous names, fromâ¯The Beatlesâ¯toâ¯Liverpool and Evertonâ¯FC, butâ¯it willâ¯also explore lesser-known cultural creators; the writers, producers and performers of Merseyside that have helped craft the city’s sense of place in the world, howâ¯it and its peopleâ¯areâ¯seen.
“We are grateful to all those people, communities and organisations who have worked with usâ¯to reinstate thisâ¯much-lovedâ¯gallery with new and inspiring content.”