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).
Story time – Polar, the Titanic bear
12 & 20 April
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
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
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.
Museum of Liverpool
Drop into a demonstration with Mr Silky Skills and pick up fabulous footie skills.
Club 12-16: Find out More!
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
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
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
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
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
Spend time together getting creative and celebrating spring in these drop-in sessions.
Walker Art Gallery
Craft and Create
14 & 22 April
Spend time together getting creative and making something fantastic to take home in these drop-in sessions.
Spring into Sudley
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.
The Great Egg Case Hunt
14 – 22 April
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
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
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.
For further information visit liverpoolmuseums.org.uk