‘Bee’ happy at Museum of Liverpool!

15 March 2017 by Laura

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Museum of Liverpool

Did you know Monday 20 March is the International Day of Happiness? It may seem strange to formalise such a basic human emotion but in 2012, when all 193 member states of the United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopted UN resolution 66/281, happiness, for one day a year, became a serious business.

Ideally happiness can be found every day but when life is fast-paced and busy it is often hard to give the pursuit of happiness the time and energy it deserves. This one day a year is an opportunity to unashamedly indulge in the things that make you happiest and hopefully see the value of self-care for the other 364 days of the year.

It has been proven that visiting museums and participating in the arts can alleviate stress, combat isolation and increase levels of satisfaction and happiness. So, just by stepping through our doors on Monday you are taking the first steps to boost your mood. As an added incentive the Education team at Museum of Liverpool have devised a day of activities to help visitors feel positive… and the first hundred people get one of these cute little busy bees each, handmade by our Education demonstrator, Michele Kinsella, as a reminder to ‘bee’ happy!

Knitted bees

Pick up a cute little bee at our free events for International Day of Happiness.


Celebrate spring and join our craft session. Chat to others and make a flower button-hole to wear or a card to send. Suitable for ages 3 and above.
1.00-4.00 pm

Be Active
We’re excited to be joined by Movema who will be delivering their lively ‘Dance Around the World’. These fun sessions focus of various styles of dance and last approx. 25 minutes.
1.00 pm and 1.30 pm

Keep Learning
Come and meet our curator and learn more about Liverpool’s great May Day Horse Parade celebrations.
2.00 pm

Be mindful
Relax with a gentle and calm introduction to Tai Chi. The session lasts approx. 25 minutes.
11.00 am and 3.00 pm

Join our visitor host to share your memories on a gentle stroll around some of our favourite objects.
11.30 am and 3.30 pm

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