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Bug House photography competition 2014 winners!

1 October 2014 by Lisa

Bug laying eggs on a leaf

Bug laying eggs, Phoebe Jones, age 5.

The jury at World Museum has had a tough time ‘beetling away’, looking at all the entries into our 2014 Bug House photo competition!   Read more…

Creepy crawly photo competition!

8 July 2014 by Lisa

Paper Kite Butterfly

Paper Kite Butterfly by Sam Lyon

Here’s our Education Demonstrator from the Bug House, Laura Carter, to tell us about the latest Bug House photo competition:

“It’s that time of year again – sunshine, warm weather, flowers… and creepy crawlies! So why not grab your camera and enter our 2014 Bug House photography competition?

Insects, spiders, worms, slugs and snails are all fair game – found locally or abroad. Read more…

Goodbye to National Insect Week 2014!

2 July 2014 by Tony

Doug and Elaine share their knowledge.

Doug and Elaine share their knowledge.

National Insect Week 2014 drew to a close this weekend with more engaging insect related events and activities at World Museum. Read more…

Would you like to meet a giant millipede?

13 June 2014 by Tony

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Would you like to meet a giant millipede?

National Insect Week (NIW) 2014 is nearly upon us and we’ll be holding a series of events celebrating insects from 21-29 June 2014, at World Museum.

As well as ‘close encounters’ sessions with impressive invertebrates such as the giant millipede pictured here, there will be behind the scenes tours of the insect collections, microscope sessions and craft activities. Read more…

Meet the scorplings! They’re the modern sting age family

16 January 2014 by Dickie

A large black scorpion with 21 tiny bright white baby scorpions attached

Our Emperor Scorpion with her babies. Photo National Museums Liverpool.

Our Emperor Scorpion has given birth to a litter of 21 tiny scorplings at World Museum. This is the very first photo of mum with her new arrivals. And don’t they look cute?  Laura Carter from World Museum’s Bug House tells us a ‘bite’ more…  Read more…

Entering this year’s Bug House photography competition? Don’t miss these top tips…

11 November 2013 by Felicity

close-up

Ready for a close-up!

Wondering how to capture that perfect shot for the Bug House photography competition? Bug House demonstrator Laura Carter shares her top tips here…

“Our Bug House photography competition is all about discovering the amazing six, eight and many legged creatures all around you and having a little fun along the way. You don’t need to go to the ends of the earth or have an expensive camera to take amazing photos. Read more…

Calling all budding bug photographers!

1 November 2013 by Felicity

A Vapourer Moth, captured on camera by Laura

A Vapourer Moth, captured on camera by Laura

The World Museum Bug Photography Competition is back! Here’s Laura Carter, our Bug House keeper, with the details…

“We’re excited to announce that our bug photography competition is relaunching! You might already have a favourite shot you’ve taken over the summer, but it’s not too late in the year to still get some nice shots of our six, eight and many-legged friends. Read more…

Deadly? Only if you’re an insect!

25 October 2013 by Lisa

False widow spider

False widow spider

Our Bug House Keeper, Laura Carter, is a fan of eight-legged beasties and she wants to set the record straight about a particularly misunderstood spider…

“The False Widow spider (Steatoda nobilis) has been getting lots of bad press lately. Touted as a “deadly, flesh eating spider attacking the nation by the thousands”, this spider is actually not a danger.  Read more…

Deaths-head moths!

27 February 2013 by Angela

a yellow caterpillar eating some leaves

Would you like a nice Chianti with that Mr Caterpillar…?

Paul Finnegan, a member of our Bug House team, has been lucky enough to receive some Death’s-head Hawkmoth caterpillars for World Museum.

The Death’s-head is the largest moth in the UK with a wingspan of up to six inches and played a starring role in the famous Silence of the Lamb’s movie poster. These fascinating little creatures migrate from North Africa and parts of Europe to the UK each summer. Adult moths make a loud squeaking sound which, prior to the creation of modern bee hives, the moths used to calm angry bees when raiding hives to steal honey! Read more…

The wonders of World Museum

5 July 2012 by Lucy Johnson

A photograph of a large spider model at World Museum

Jacob Cook, as part of his work experience at NML, visits World Museum and reports on what he saw:


Today I revisited the World Museum in Liverpool for the first time in a while. I got there just after opening time expecting an empty museum, however that was not the case, the place was filled with junior school classes who must have been on their end of year trip.

These pupils seemed to enjoy every minute of the experience. They were excited, very curious about the exhibits and left no stone unturned (there are actual prehistoric stones that are available to handle) whilst dragging their teachers from one floor to the other. I thought it was great that their age group (8-11) are still as into the museum as me and my class were at that age. Read more…

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