Posts by Eleanor Webster
It’s never too late to fulfil to your dreams, just ask Audrey Wilson. A mother of three, a grandmother of nine and a great-grandmother of two, Audrey is also a first-time author at the age of 81.
Audrey was first inspired to ‘fulfil a long-held dream to write stories for children’, following a summer’s visit to New Brighton in 2015, with her granddaughter and great-granddaughter Sophie. It was on this day that Audrey was given the nickname of Nanna Strawberry, which subsequently became the subject of her first book: ‘The Magical Naming of Nanna Strawberry… and a visit to the seaside.’
Did you know that it’s Museum Shop Sunday on 26 November? It’s the perfect opportunity to head down to one of the city’s museums or galleries to start ticking things off family and friends’ Christmas lists, and give something a little bit different this year, that can’t be found on the high street.
National Museums Liverpool’s venues across the city offer perfect gifts for a range of different interests; from nautical knickknacks in Merseyside Maritime Museum, to dinotastic toys in World Museum. Best of all, every purchase made in National Museums Liverpool’s shops support our museums and galleries! Take a look at our guide below to find out what’s available this Museum Shop Sunday to make sure you’re ready for the festive season. Read more…
10 November 2017 by Eleanor Webster
On Thursday 9 November the World Museum launched its stunning new events space, celebrating with an ‘Around the World in Eighty Days’ inspired evening.
Opening up an area of the Museum previously unseen by the public, the new multi-purpose space has been redeveloped with events in mind and can be utilised by connecting three different areas of the Museum’s ground floor. Modern elements of the redevelopment, such as adaptable up-lighting, were admired alongside the grand features of the breath-taking space last night as guests enjoyed acoustic classics from local band, The Crutwells. The room was dressed with hot air balloon themed floral displays from Red Productions and a projection of a compass highlighted the room’s original features, with special lighting managed by MSP. More travel-themed props filled the room, provided by Event Prop Hire, and the Jolly Good Photo Company allowed guests to capture their ‘Around the World Museum’ experience with a nostalgic snapshot.
9 August 2017 by Eleanor Webster
Can you believe it’s August? With friends and family jetting off on exotic holidays and the parks full of children enjoying their summer break, it hardly seems like the right time to start talking about Christmas. But at National Museums Liverpool, we’re talking about Christmas all year round, whether it’s our innovative team of chefs planning next years festive dinners, or our award-winning events team sourcing decorations for our unique venues. But with only 100 days to go until our first all-inclusive festive party, the pace is really beginning to pick up. Read more…
21 June 2017 by Eleanor Webster
Last month the eagerly anticipated Edo Pop exhibition launched at Lady Lever Art Gallery, bringing to life the energy and spirit of 19th century Edo (now Tokyo) through a collection of 50 woodblock prints. Loaned from local collector Frank Milner, the vibrant and colourful prints were ‘mass produced’ by hand by leading printmakers such as Kuniyoshi, Kunisada and Kunichika, and were very sought after by fans of Edo’s popular culture. Read more…
30 May 2017 by Eleanor Webster
We are delighted to announce that we have won an Excellence in Business Tourism Award at the Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2017!
In a ceremony held at St George’s Hall, National Museums Liverpool’s corporate events team were recognised for their substantial contribution to the tourism sector by winning the award, which acknowledges the huge importance of the meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions sectors of Liverpool’s tourism industry. The team, who deliver a wide range of corporate events in our unique museums and galleries, beat off stiff competition from the likes of Tate Liverpool and Titanic Hotel Liverpool to take home the award.
15 May 2017 by Eleanor Webster
National Museums Liverpool is heading to Frankfurt this week, set to do business with more than 9000 buyers and visitors at IMEX, an international exhibition for events, meetings and incentive travel. Staff from National Museums Liverpool are travelling to the German city to promote our upcoming programme of exhibitions and to meet clients interested in booking corporate events in our unique venues.
National Museums Liverpool has a dedicated corporate events team who deliver a wide range of events in their unique museums and galleries, hosting up to 1000 guests at venues such as World Museum and Museum of Liverpool. Read more…
8 February 2017 by Eleanor Webster
Valentine’s Day is famous for corny gifts, cheesy cards and overpriced flowers, and while some of you may love anything remotely romantic, we prefer unique and meaningful gifts with a twist. We have shops in five of National Museums Liverpool’s venues all offering a different array of gifts, meaning there is something on offer for everyone, love or hate the most romantic day of the year.
You might just want to say it with a card, like this lovely Sweethearts and Wives design, but for those who are struggling to find the perfect present for their loved one, look no further than our gift guide, with products available to buy online now.