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Gallery: Take a tour of Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in the 1920s

This week, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine is taking you for a walk down memory lane.

We are sharing beautiful historic imagery of our first purpose-built premises on Pembroke Place– which is still a key part of the LSTM campus.

Constructed in 1914, the old school building was originally used as a hospital for tropical diseases during the First World War. LSTM were first able to move into its new home in 1920.

It included a museum, lecture rooms, research laboratories and an insectary on the roof.

Take a look at how the building façade, grand hallways, library and study space looked in these amazing photographs (below), taken in 1920.

Throughout LSTM’s 125 years, we have been leading the way in global health research, including in many of the same buildings and spaces as a century ago – though thankfully now with much more modern facilities!

To find out more about LSTM’s history and heritage, and how we are celebrating our 125th anniversary this year, please visit:

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine is Liverpool Chamber’s Charity of The Year for 23/24. To find out how you can get involved, contact Stacey Lavery at