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Take part in National Museums and Wellbeing Week 2017

3 March 2017 by Emma Riley

People laughing and clapping at a museum event

Image © Pete Carr

The second ‘National Museums and Wellbeing Week’ is taking place from 6 – 12 March.

The National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing is coordinating the week and describes it as “an opportunity for museums to showcase their health and wellbeing offer and raise awareness of this valuable area of work.”

Visiting museums and participating in the arts has been shown to alleviate stress, combat isolation and increase levels of satisfaction and happiness.

Whether you visit alone or with friends and family, spending an afternoon surrounded by culture has been shown to promote health and wellbeing. As many of our visitors will know, taking time to stroll around a gallery can work wonders for instilling a sense of calm and tranquillity in our increasingly busy world.

National Museums Liverpool is proud to be a founder member of the Alliance. We have put together a range of events to help you get involved, including Tai Chi, Remembering the Past and crafts sessions.

The National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing aims to connect organisations from the museums and health sector, to share examples of best practice and examples of this work, including projects such as National Museums Liverpool’s House of Memories.

As part of the scheduled activities we’ll be attending the second Museums and Wellbeing Conference on 6 March.

You don’t have to take part in our scheduled events, simply pop in and visit one of our museums or galleries. Whatever you choose to do, don’t forget to tweet us if you’re taking part using the #museumsandwellbeing hashtag.

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