Mauretania – Not coming home to Liverpool

Sadly, I have just received this message via e-mail having given a small donation to try to assist Merseyside Maritime Museum in their bid to acquire a shipbuilder’s model of this famous Liverpool Liner at auction.

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Mauretania Auction update

Many thanks once again for your recent gift towards our appeal to bring the Mauretania home to Liverpool.

Unfortunately, we were unsuccessful in our bid.

Here is a quote from Janet Dugdale, Director of Merseyside Maritime Museum:

“We are hugely disappointed with today’s outcome. Our intention was to bring the Mauretania home to Liverpool, at a critical time in the city’s maritime history. It is sad that we cannot do this. However, I would like to thank every single person who contributed. The donations raised were fantastic and will be used to improve the Merseyside Maritime Museum and its collections”.

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