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Your guide to Easter outings

23 March 2016 by Lisa Middleton

CraftsEaster is almost here so time to plan your activities. We’ve got a fantastic line up of exhibitions, free events, and tasty treats for the whole family to enjoy.

Here’s our guide to the perfect long weekend.

Easter basket making.

Bring the children along to the Walker Art Gallery from Friday 25 March to Monday 28 March, to make Easter baskets to collect eggs and treats in. Or to put cakes in to give to someone as a gift. The sessions are all free and take place each day from 10am-4pm.

Easter Rummage.

Kids (and adults) can have great fun taking part in a special themed rummage with the team from our Seized! gallery, based at the Merseyside Maritime Museum. Get a taste for what it takes to be a customs officer in a ship search to find any signs of smuggling. Oh, and the Easter bunny might have popped by so keep an eye open for treats! The events take place every half hour between 1-3.30pm on Sunday 27 March and Monday 28 March.

See an exhibition!

There are many fantastic exhibitions on at National Museums Liverpool’s venues at the moment. If you’re out with the children, head to World Museum to see Eye for Colour, a free exhibition exploring the impact colour makes on our world. There is also free Easter card making activities at World Museum on Saturday, 26 March and Sunday 27 March, between 1-4pm.

If you’re looking for something for an art lover, the Pre-Raphaelites: Beauty and Rebellion exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery really is a must-see. With more than 120 artworks on display from institutions and private collectors across the country, it is a stunning exhibition. Tickets are just £7 for adults, £5 for concessions and free for under 19s. Get your first visit free if you become a member. Find out more.

Sunday roast

Thinking about the perfect Sunday lunch of roast potatoes and gorgeous gravy? Head to the Maritime Dining Room, found on the fourth floor of the Merseyside Maritime Museum, with stunning views of the Albert Dock and Liverpool Waterfront. At just £9.95 for one course, or £13.95 for two courses, why bother cooking this Sunday? A delicious selection of lunchtime favourites is also available, plus a children’s menu and a delightful afternoon tea. Find out more or call 0151 478 4056 to book.

And relax.

Finally, if you’re looking for a nice relaxing day, head to Lady Lever Art Gallery in the picturesque Port Sunlight Village. The restored South End galleries reopen this Friday 25 March, revealing the beautiful architecture and décor of the gallery, as well as the best collection of Wedgwood Jasperware in the world and one of the finest collections of Chinese porcelain in Europe.

So there it is; our guide to the perfect long weekend at National Museums Liverpool. Find out more on the website  or follow our museums and galleries on Facebook and Twitter.

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