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Christmas e-cards

18 December 2013 by Sam

illustration of monkeys and dogs at a party

As I’m sure you’re aware if you’ve been counting down the days on our lovely advent calendar, time is passing and Christmas is only a week away. It’s always the same, each year I say that next year I’m going to be organised, start my Christmas shopping in June and then enjoy a nice relaxed December. Hmm… Maybe 2014 could be the year that actually happens.

Today is the last day to send your cards by second class post in the UK, if you splash out on first class stamps then you’ve got until Friday. If these deadlines seem like impossible dreams to you the don’t worry, there is an alternative. Read more…

Top ten Christmas gifts

13 December 2013 by Lisa

Christmas mugs in shop display

Can you hear a distant rumble and clatter in the background as you walk down the high street?

No, it’s not Santa coming early with his sleigh and reindeer – it’s the sound of Christmas shoppers starting to descend on the city!

But there’s no need to panic and get carried along with the crowd to all the ‘usual shops’ – let us help you to find something a little bit different.

You can either browse in one of the shops at our museums or galleries, or put your feet up at home and check out our online shop instead.

Remember to order from our online shop by 18 December to make sure you get your goodies in time for Christmas!

To give you some ideas, here’s our list of top ten Christmas gifts for this year…

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Discover new surprises in our advent calendar

28 November 2013 by Sam

cartoon style illustration of a Christmas scene with Liverpool landmarks

Strictly speaking I don’t like mentioning Christmas until December, but this year I can’t help myself as I’m so excited about what’s in store behind the windows of the rather lovely National Museums Liverpool advent calendar.

As usual, the advent calendar will be featuring lots of different objects from our collections, however we have chosen a slightly different theme this year. Read more…

Christmas shopping at Lady Lever Art Gallery

22 November 2013 by Karen Taylor

Christmas cards and gifts


It’s official, the most wonderful time of the year has arrived! The city centre has been decorated and the christmas CDs have been dusted off and are entertaining the christmas shoppers.

The festive season is an important time for retail and it takes alot of planning  to get our museum gift shops ready. Thankfully we don’t have to put together an advertising campaign that tugs at the heart strings of the nation but we still have to start preparing a year in advance. Read more…

Christmas time at Sudley House

13 December 2012 by Laura

Girl making Christmas decorations

Make your own deccies at Sudley House this weekend!

The frenzied shopping has reached fever pitch and don’t get me started on cheesy Christmas tunes on repeat. Sometimes the most ‘wonderful time of the year’ feels far from it!

Which is why festive celebrations at Sudley House on Saturday 15 December are going to be such a welcome treat!

Join in with free festive crafts, musical performances and you might even a meet the very talented Santa, who is taking a break from his busy schedule to show off his artistic skills. Read more…

Art the Herald Angels Sing!

4 December 2012 by Laura

Children's artwork

The great work produced in Big Art!

This weekend it is the exciting Winter Arts Market at St Georges Hall. This beautiful, vast space will be bursting with talented local crafts people selling their fab work. It’s a great place to pick up an unusual present or just get in the mood for Christmas!

If you’re feeling inspired by all the creativity and imagination taking place in the Hall then you should pop over to the Walker as we’re hosting a special Christmas weekend too. Read more…

Christmas dinner at sea

22 December 2010 by Sarah Starkey

Christmas Day menu 1895

Luncheon menu, White Star Line ship Gothic, 25th December 1895 (ref SAS/29/18/22)

At lunchtime on the 25th December I will be tucking into roast turkey and all the trimmings, especially cranberry sauce, the culinary highlight of the Christmas season.  If you were a first class passenger on the White Star Line ship Gothic on 25th December 1895 you would be enjoying the fare on this menu, part of the collections at the Maritime Archives & Library.  It’s a rather meat heavy menu, with a lot of mutton, but would have been considerably more varied than the food provided for the third class passengers. The Gothic was on a voyage from Plymouth to New Zealand and had left Table Bay, South Africa on the 20th December, so there would have been fresh food on board. Read more…

Season’s greetings!

23 December 2009 by Karen

Animated image of penguin feet in snow

Remember that Go Penguins are visiting until 10 January.

Just a quick message to say “Merry Christmas, one and all” – hope you get what you deserve – and to remind you that all of our venues are open over the Christmas period (excluding Boxing Day and New Year’s Day and closing at 2pm on Christmas Eve).

When the weather is filthy, the kids suffering from cabin fever, and your wallet a little on the skinny side there’s always a day at your free, friendly, neighbourhood museum or gallery to get you out of the house. Check out our Christmas section to find out what’s on over the holiday. Read more…

Get the X-mas Factor at World Museum on Saturday

16 December 2009 by Sam

young people rehearsing on stage

Rehearsals for the X-mas Factor show

This Saturday our Youth Theatre will present a Christmas tale unlike any you’ve seen before. Youth Arts Officer Sean Murray, who has been working with the group to prepare the show, says:

“The National Museums Liverpool Youth Theatre met in early October to start work on their Christmas production! Inspired by TV shows like X-Factor, the group of 14 young people decided that they wanted to create a TV talent show of their own and began to have fun watching old X-Factor, American idol and Popstars clips and then creating scenes of their own. One of the group’s first tasks was to write their own Christmas Number 1 and then perform it. It was not long until the group had decided that the show was going to about a boy band and girl group racing against each other to be the winner of a new TV talent show Dead Talented. However, there was a twist; through the groups devising process they decided that the young people playing the role of judges would have a hidden agenda and actually be scientists who were intending to steal talent from the boy and girl band. Read more…

Christmas is coming

1 December 2009 by Sam

advent calendar with illustration of museum in the snow

It’s time to open your online advent calendar!

The shops and streets may have been full of Christmas decorations for weeks, but I never feel right mentioning it until December. Now that the last month of the year has arrived though there’ll be no stopping me.

This year there’s so much going on in our venues that we’ve created a whole new section just about Christmas at National Museums Liverpool. This includes all of the free things to do in our venues, including Go Penguins! and other Christmas events and activities. Read more…

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