Paintings, poetry, sculpture, film and photographs are used to chart the transformation of the north west coast over the last two centuries.
British artists have long been inspired by the north-west coastline, from Chambre Hardman to Martin Parr, Bert Hardy to LS Lowry. The display draws together a series of works that reflect the transformation of this region over the last 200 years, picking up on locations including Morecambe Bay and New Brighton.
During this period, the north-west has been at the centre of a massive tourist boom, with popular seaside resorts such as Blackpool and Southport only coming to prominence in the early 1800s. In fact, Fleetwood didn't even exist until the 1830s, when it was created by namesake Peter Hesketh-Fleetwood.