Museums look to expand public realm to create visitor confidence post Covid-19

Science and Industry Museum, Manchester (which will have a direct physical connection to The Factory development)

Our second Future Cities Forum 'culture and tourism' online discussion involved contributions from senior leadership at Liverpool Museums, the Science Museum Group and architects Grimshaw. It looked at the need post Covid-19 of making the most of outdoor spaces around museums to connect with communities and visitors.

Laura Pye, Director of Liverpool Museums, is overseeing an ambitious master plan in Liverpool to draw all the city's museums together in a connected visitor offering:

'The city has changed in the last 20 years. The divide between the centre and the dock area has become smaller but nevertheless we are very keen to use the city's outdoor space to connect all our museums. The dry docks in Liverpool