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Shop for unique gifts on Small Business Saturday

1 December 2014 by Stacey

Aviary makeup bag  On Saturday 6 December we are encouraging everyone to take part in ‘Small Business Saturday‘. It’s great to support smaller, local businesses to help them to thrive, but it’s also a good way to find interesting gifts too.

You can also escape the hectic Christmas shopping crowds in the city centre and browse our museum gift shops or online shop. Karen O’Connor, our Head of Retail, has chosen her perfect presents for this season to help you decide…  Read more…

Top three Liverpool gifts for Christmas

17 November 2014 by Stacey

Front cover imageWith Christmas a matter of weeks away our Museum of Liverpool shop team has selected their top three Liverpool gifts to help take the stress out of present-hunting for all true and honorary Scousers. Our top three Liverpool gifts are… Read more…

Crumbs! We’re all going cookie for biscuits and cakes

14 November 2014 by Stacey

a selection of tempting cakes from  the Maritime Dining Room

Like many people, this summer and autumn we were all hooked on the Great British Bake Off. The series may be over for another year, but we were all very excited in our head office when our talented team of chefs at the Maritime Dining Room gave us the chance to try our hands at being Bake Off judges ourselves, by sampling some of the cookies and cakes that they serve up for visitors. We’re always happy for an excuse to turn on the kettle and drink lots of tea but with a mini hamper of cookies, millionaires shortbread, carrot cake and chocolate fudge cake to sample, this time we had a true business reason to brew up and tuck in. Read more…

Sauce sensations and the power of pickles…

18 September 2014 by Stacey

A jar of yellow Piccalill and tall bottle of brown sauce

Sheeran’s Brown Sauce and Piccalilli

Ben Sheeran, Head Chef at National Museums Liverpool, looks ahead to the Liverpool Food and Drink Festival which takes place on 19, 20 and 21 September. Here he blogs about the joys of pickles and sauces.

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Preparing for Liverpool Food Fest with British classics…

10 September 2014 by Stacey

Bowl of Scouse

Ben Sheeran, Head Chef at National Museums Liverpool, looks ahead to the Liverpool Food and Drink Festival which takes place on 19, 20 and 21 September.

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Port Sunlight Village 125th anniversary, celebrate with us at this weekends festival

19 September 2013 by Stacey

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We’ve been getting preparations underway here at Lady Lever Art Gallery cafe for this weekend’s Port Sunlight Festival. It’s a very significant anniversary this year as the village is 125 years young and there’s a whole host of traditional entertainment going on from vintage cars to Edwardian street theatre. We’re getting quite excited already. Read more…

‘From our larder to yours…’ stock up at the Liverpool Food and Drink Festival

3 September 2013 by Stacey

Homemade Brown Sauce

With the Liverpool Food and Drink Festival coming up this weekend, here’s a blog from Helen Baxter our Restaurant Manager at the Maritime Dining Rooms:

‘This week at the Maritime Dining Rooms we’ve been getting ourselves ready for the Food and Drink Festival at Sefton Park this weekend. Our team of chefs have been putting the finishing touches to our range of homemade condiments for you to sample and stock up on. Read more…

Bank holiday barbeque at the waterfront

22 August 2013 by Stacey

BBQ

BBQ

Here’s a post from Ben Sheeran our Head Chef:

‘With Liverpool International Music Festival just around the corner I’m getting quite excited. I’m starting to plan and prepare the marinades for our August bank holiday weekend barbeque too which we are holding to coincide with the festival.

Although I can’t go and watch the bands myself, I’ll be working this weekend, I may actually have the best vantage point for the waterfront stages. As head chef for the museums my kitchen is situated on the 4th floor of the Maritime Museum just behind the Maritime Dining Rooms. As such I have one of the best views of the waterfront looking out towards the Three Graces. Most people I know are quite enviable of the views I enjoy on a daily basis. They certainly help inspire me with my recipes too.  Read more…

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