Northumberland – Museums & Education


World Museum, William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3-8EN.

Tel 0151 487 4393   / International  +44 151 4393


This collection comprises approximately 1000 items from Anglo-Saxon, England (5th – 10th centuries A. D.) all overwhelming from the original donation of Joseph Mayer in 1807. Many off these were excavated in the late 18th Century by the rev Bryan Faussett (1720 -1776) and include several exceptional objects, such as the Kingston Brooch, the largest known Anglo-Saxon/Englisc complete brooch ever discovered. The collection has great research potential, and is of national importance.

Faussett collection

The jewel of Joseph Mayer’s Anglo-Saxon/Englisc antiquities is the Fausett collection which is one of the finest groups of Kentish cemetery material ever excavated. Faussett was an early pioneering excavated who between 1760 – 1763 excavated in the region of 750 Anglo-Saxon/Englisc burials. The collection consists of material from Faussett’s excavations in East Kent, with accompanying documents, as well as acquisitions by gift and purchase, in collaboration with the university of Oxford’s web database has been compiled of all Faussett’s finds, called the    Novuminventorium Sepulchrale

Rolfe collection

William Rolfe (1779 – 1859) acquired a large collection of antiquities from his native East Kent. His collection was acquired by Joseph Mayer and contains finds from Canterbury St. Martin’s church, Ozengell and Richborough.


The museum opened daily, closed Christmas Day.


Free admission


There is a shop by the entrance.


There is a café in the museum.



Lime Street Station for the Wirral and national Services.

Moorfield Station for the Northern Service to Southport – Hunts Cross.

Central Station for Wirral and Northern line services.


Nearest  bus station is –

Queen Square bus station.

Liverpool One bus station.

Coach Station

Liverpool One bus station.


There’s parking outside the museum, plus there a car-park at Queens Square.