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Celebrate the International Mersey River Festival this weekend!

3 June 2016 by Sam Vaux

© Mark McNulty

Merseyside Maritime Museum and Museum of Liverpool © Mark McNulty

From Friday 3 – Sunday 5 June, the waterfront will be awash with fun, nautical activities for all the family at the International Mersey River Festival, which will include tall ships, jet ski stunts, boat races, Royal Marines combat displays and air displays. Our waterfront museums will be hosting crafts and activities including Dockwatch, where you can take a closer look… at the creatures you can find underwater at the docks, make a sea god and goddess inspired by the mythology of Haiti at the International Slavery Museum, with events running this weekend until 7 June.

Find out more about the story behind the Afro Supa Hero exhibition, our brand new show at the International Slavery Museum with a talk from a member of our Education team.

For something more hands on, get creative and create your very own scary sea monster mask or fish hat.

Over at the Museum of Liverpool, our younger visitors can enjoy watery play at Little Liverpool! Or why not join in with our nautical-themed craft session and make something to take home.

You can step back in time and climb aboard the Liverpool Overhead Railway, affectionately known as the Docker’s Umbrella.

Little Liverpool © Mark McNulty

Little Liverpool © Mark McNulty

Don’t miss our On the Waterfront exhibition at the Maritime Museum exploring the rich history of the Albert Dock and 300-year journey of the city and the port of Liverpool through paintings film and audio.

Whatever you feel like doing, be it something creative, or exploring underwater creatures there is something for everyone to celebrate our city’s annual River Festival with a difference.

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