The Town of Liverpool is home to many historic buildings, but none is quite like the Queens Museum of Justice. It’s distinctive Greek Revival temple-style architecture will stop you in your tracks.
This building served as a courthouse from 1854 up until late 2015, when a new justice complex was built in nearby Bridgewater. With efforts of community volunteers, and support from the municipal government, the building has been converted into a museum, open to the public.
Located at 137 Church Street, Liverpool, it is only a few blocks from the Queens County Museum. Inside, there is the courtroom, with original wooden furniture, desks, and railings. There are displays depicting the history of colonial justice system.
One room in the Courthouse will house artwork and framed prints from the “Bowater Collection”. The Bowater Pulp and Paper mill, now closed, was the cornerstone of the local economy for many decades. With its closure, the Museum acquired many notable artifacts from the Mill, which we call the “Bowater Collection”.
Museum Season: June 1st to mid-October.
Admission: By donation
Rentals: The Museum is also available for rent. If you have an event looking for a unique, historic setting, give us a call: 902-354-4058.
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