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Chinese New Year!

8 February 2013 by Lucy

Most of us have already celebrated the New Year, and enough time has passed that we have made – and broken – New Year’s resolutions a plenty!

If like me you’ve taken a while to get started with your plans to start a new fitness regime or take up a new hobby, why not have another crack at starting a fresh this Sunday, with the dawning of the Chinese New Year.

2013 is the Year of the Snake, and World Museum can certainly boast a lot of snakes in its collections. You can visit the Clore Natural History Centre to see some of the snake specimens and skeletons on display, or have a look at our online collection if you really want to have a good nose at what’s in our stores.

And if snakes aren’t you thing, but you’d like to get involved in the New Year celebrations on 10 February, Liverpool will be awash with activity and some of our venues are getting involved. There’s loads going on this weekend and next, including Martial Arts displays at World Museum, Chinese Crafts at Merseyside Maritime Museum and Lion Dances at the Museum of Liverpool and Lady Lever Art Gallery.

Or why not go to the Museum of Liverpool’s Global City gallery, to learn about the history of the Chinese community in Liverpool? The special exhibition East Meets West: The story of Shanghai and Liverpool, looks into the city’s relationship with China and Shanghai, and is watched over by its resident Ceremonial Chinese Dragon.

Image of a Chinese Dragon

The Ceremonial Chinese Dragon on display at the Museum of Liverpool

Happy New Year everyone!

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