Inside derelict school trapped in the 1980s with lessons still on the blackboard


Chilling photos of a derelict school frozen in time have emerged.

The Margaret Beavan school in Liverpool dates back to the 19th century, when, before it was opened as a school in 1885, it had been originally built as a Victorian Mansion called Eddesbury.

The Grade II listed building was given its name in 1927 after Margaret Beavan, the unmarried ‘little mother of Liverpool’ who became the city’s first female Lord Mayor and bought the manor from the former owner Danson Cunningham, converting it into a school educating disabled children, reports Liverpool Echo.

But after it was shut down in 2004, it has since fallen into disrepair.

Since then, the building has been famously used for filming the children’s TV show Young Dracula, which took place in 2011.

It is understood the building was sold in July 2016 and is now in private hands, but little or no work has been carried out on it.

In 2018, fire crews were called to the school after flames ripped through the building.

Although many of the rooms were damaged in the fire, others remain as they were the day the school closed for good.

Urban explorer Matthew Holmes shared the creepy pictures of the current state of the property to The Derelict Explorer page on Facebook.

They show plastic chairs and traditional chalkboards in the silent classrooms, as well as drawings and schoolwork that look as if they have just been left by the children for the day.

There is also a traditional school bell, changing rooms and even painted goal on an outside wall – a sight that will take many people back to their own school days.

In one classroom there is even a classic BBC Microcomputer which first made an appearance in schools 40 years ago in 1981.