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This Victorian Building was opened to the public for the first time in its 140 year history
By: Land Ecology Ltd
Almost 8000 people visited the building during the Heritage Open Days Event, securing Liverpool and the UK with a new record attendance at any Heritage Building
This magnificent building was funded by the British Empires greatest shipping lines including the Titanics owners The White Star Line and built by one of Englands most profound Architects, Alfred Waterhouse.
It was originally built to house the children of Seafarers lost at sea and during its life as an orphanage, housed, fed and educated several thousand orphaned boys and girls.
The building received its Royal charter after influential visits from HRH Queen Victoria, her son HRH Prince Alfred Ernest Albert, 1st Duke of Edinburgh, Mary, Princess Royal and HRH King George V.
During the second world war the children were evacuated to Wales and the building became a military hospital caring for and operating on injured troops.
Following the war, the children returned to the building but as ship safety developed, less and less children were orphaned and the building became underused and Liverpool Health Service took over the building as a General Hospital in 1954.
The hospital cared for the elderly, infirm and sick and had an accident and emergency unit for the growing industrialisation. The hospital went on to develop an entire wing for patients with mental and psychiatric problems and even had a padded room for those requiring a little more protection.
The building eventually closed in 1996 and was sold off, but lay waiting to be rediscovered at this year's Heritage Open Days.
The building is full of dark and eerie corridors which the nurses declared off limits during the night.
Over several months Paranormal investigators have been carrying out stringent investigations during the dark nights, discovering, listening and speaking to past residents and patients.
The building exemplifies the magnificence of Victorian Architecture, our Heritage and Liverpool's contribution in the shaping of the British Empire.
The building is slowly growing and becoming a Venue and location for films and a wide range of events including ghost investigations and architectural training. Its magnificent main hall is to become a restaurant and the numerous adjoining buildings will be available for themed weddings, private and or corporate events. The Paranormal night long investigations will continue to carry out interviews with past residents and what appears to be other ghostly visitors.
The Former Royal Seamens Orphanage is only a 6 minute drive from Liverpool city centre or a 20 minute walk. It is positioned inside 120 Acres of Liverpool's oldest and most beautiful public park, facing two large lakes.
The buildings sheer size and the extent of the site are jar dropping.
The location is presently closed for public tours, but available for private events.
This piece of history is slowing coming back to life.
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