Views are in – and it’s a winner

The outstanding view from one of the Museum of Liverpool’s second floor galleries, has been voted as the best view in the North West.

After a huge vote online, which saw thousands of people choose their favourite views in the MyGlazing competition, the view from The People’s Republic gallery looking out over the Pier Head, Three Graces and River Mersey, was chosen as the best in the region.

The race is now on to find out which national view will be chosen to claim the title of the UK’s Best Window with a View, as the Museum of Liverpool goes head-to-head against 11 other regional finalists, in a second public vote.

Votes can be cast at www.MyGlazing.com/WWAV, and the closing date is Wednesday 31 August.

Janet Dugdale, Director of the Museum of Liverpool said: “The Museum of Liverpool has two giant picture windows at either end of the building, offering fantastic views of the city and the River Mersey. The view from The People’s Republic gallery is particularly special, as it looks out over the Three Graces – three iconic buildings spanning more than 100 years of the city’s history.

“This view shouts ‘Liverpool’, and is recognised by so many people around the world. We think the view is spectacular, and we’re over the moon that people voted so strongly to crown it the best ‘Window with a View’ in the region. We hope people will continue to vote so that we can be in with a chance of winning the national title.”

The People’s Republic gallery’s picture window is an enormous 24 metres across and beautifully frames Liverpool’s Three Graces, alongside the Museum’s own life-size 5.5 metre-tall Liver Bird. Watching over the city’s icons of trade and industry, the gallery examines people’s impact on the city, what it means to be ‘Liverpudlian’ and the experience of living in the city.