Hop between the venues of National Museums Liverpool this Easter with exhibitions, events and workshops to keep the whole family busy.
A trip to Liverpool’s iconic waterfront isn’t complete without a visit to the museum. Start at the Maritime Museum, where a variety of events are marking 110 years since the tragic sinking of
Titanic. Explore the stories of the world-famous ship, which continues to fascinate, through storytelling sessions, role-players, and object handling. Wondrous Place, a new gallery in Museum of Liverpool, is the perfect opportunity to be inspired by the incredible number of artists, writers, musicians, and sports people from the city. While the International Slavery Museum is host to a powerful immersive new display, Meet me at the River, by Migrant Artists Mutual Aid (MaMa).
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Maritime Museum Story time – Polar, the Titanic bear 12 & 20 April 1.30-3.30pm Join us to hear a story written by a Titanic survivor just for her son, Douglas, about his adventures on board the famous ship with his favourite toy bear. Tall Tales of a Titanic Survivor 14, 16 & 17 April 11-3.30pm The story of Titanic survivor, Charles Joughin, who worked as Chief Baker on board the ill-fated liner. He can tell a tale or two but do you believe him?
Titanic – Fashions and Fortunes 13,14,15 & 16 April 11-4pm An interesting look at the personal stories of those aboard Titanic. Learn about the clothes they would have worn and the objects that were important to them.
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Museum of Liverpool Silky Skills 12 April 1-4pm Drop into a demonstration with Mr Silky Skills and pick up fabulous footie skills.
Club 12-16: Find out More! 13 April 1-4pm Join a fun drama workshop, taking inspiration from the objects on display in our newest gallery, Wondrous Place. Transport Craft at the Museum 12,13,14 & 15 April 11–4pm Be inspired by the museum’s collection of land transport and create your own replica to take home.
Up Close with Archaeology 19 & 20 April 11-4pm Get hands-on with the past as you get the chance to look at, touch, and find out about real objects from the museum’s archaeology collection.
Up Close with Toys 23 & 24 April 11-4pm Stay and play with the toy handling collection. Discover more about toys from Tudor times to the modern day.
International Slavery Museum Baba’s Musical Surprise 12 April 11-3pm Find out about the African talking drum along with other amazing African musical instruments. Join in and hear what they all sound like when they are played together.
For children who love arts and crafts, a visit to the Walker Art Gallery, Lady Lever Art Gallery and Sudley House will give them heaps of ideas for their next project. Drop into the Walker and explore the epic myths and legends to be found in grand Victorian paintings and sculpture gallery. Give little legs a chance to burn off energy around the wooded grounds of Sudley House, before bringing them in to see for themselves how a wealthy Liverpool merchant filled his home with art and beautiful things. Lady Lever, nestled in the model-village of Port Sunlight, makes the perfect Easter day-trip. Stroll around the village and spot signs of spring, then step inside the gallery and discover the incredible collections of one man.
Lady Lever Art Gallery Craft and Create 12, 13, 19 & 20 April 1-4pm Spend time together getting creative and celebrating spring in these drop-in sessions.
Walker Art Gallery Craft and Create 14 & 22 April 1-4pm Spend time together getting creative and making something fantastic to take home in these drop-in sessions.
Sudley House Spring into Sudley 21 April 11-4pm Celebrate the arrival of this beautiful season in the leafy surroundings of Sudley House – one of Liverpool’s hidden treasures. Drop in for crafts, environmental workshops and story-telling.
World Museum has been keeping Liverpool families entertained for generations. This Easter meet Polpo the octopus in the new aquarium, take a journey around the stars in a Planetarium show, and time-travel a few million years to walk with dinosaurs.
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World Museum The Great Egg Case Hunt 14 – 22 April 11-1pm The animal world makes eggs in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Join in with our alternative Easter egg hunt and learn about the weird and wonderful eggs you can find washed up on your local beach. Make your own beach-themed Easter card to take home.
World Microscope Week 12 – 17 April 11-4pm The world is full of incredible sights, but there are many more things that we can’t see without help. For those we need a microscope. Celebrate the 397th birthday of the microscope and World Microscope Day (13th), using microscopes to view creatures, minerals, rocks, and plants close up.
Kitchen Sink Science: Climate Change 13, 14, 20 & 21 April 10-12pm Explore simple scientific experiments which will blow your mind and help you to look closer at our wonderful world based on the theme of climate change.
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