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Get groovy in our 1960s extravaganza!

3 August 2018 by Matt

Museum objects

Memorabilia from the decade available to handle

Think of the 1960s and The Beatles won’t be far from many people’s thoughts. Their appearances at the London Palladium and the Ed Sullivan Show made them nationally and then internationally famous.

While all that was happening there was another influential figure emphatically putting Liverpool on the map. Bill Shankly’s Liverpool were on the rise, playing a brand of swashbuckling football under their manager’s passionate and charismatic leadership. 1966 may be the year England won the World Cup but for us it was the year that Everton won the FA Cup and Liverpool won the league championship 3-2 against Sheffield Wednesday.

There was no denying it: Liverpool was cool.  It’s that coolness that we’ll be celebrating with a week of free activities  in our 1960s extravaganza from 6 August!

Adult and child doing craft

Make your own Ford Anglia © Dave Jones

Make your own Ford Anglia, an iconic 1960s car made right here in Liverpool on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Try your hand with real 1960s games like the Etch-a-Sketch and Spirograph from Monday through to Thursday.

Celebrating 50 years since the launch of The Beatle’s White Album by making your own album cover craft work on Tuesday and Thursday.

We’ll have handling objects for you to relive the decade with, including records, radios, toys, games, clothing, and even some things to get you remembering your school days.

 

Dragon Boat Festival 2018

13 June 2018 by Joe

World Museum is preparing for the 2018 Dragon Boat Festival, with a number of free events planned to celebrate the Chinese holiday which runs from 16 to 18 June.

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Chinese New Year at the Museum of Liverpool

26 January 2018 by Matt

On 10 February the Museum of Liverpool will begin its celebrations for Chinese New Year with a special day of free events organised with Liverpool’s Confucius Institute. There will be lion dancing, martial arts, Chinese traditional music and dancing.  The performances will be from 1pm to 3pm.  There will also be a Chinese Calligraphy workshop from 12noon to 4pm.  Please come and share the day with us.  Read more…

Fun for families at the International Slavery Museum

12 January 2018 by Stef

man holding up colourful hand-made paper masks in traditional African designs

Yazz delivering the African masks hands-on activity

Find out more about the fantastic family events coming up at International Slavery Museum with Education Demonstrator Yazz:

“I hope you all enjoyed visiting the International Slavery Museum in 2017. Dorcas Seb’s spoken work performance for Human Rights Day was a highlight of the year for me! What was your highlight of 2017?

It’s a new year and there are more exciting events to come as part of our 10th anniversary programme- I think that 2018 might even prove to be our best year yet!

We have some fantastic special events coming up for families and our younger visitors. Are you looking for fun, free activities for all the family? If so, now is the time to sit back, relax with a cup of tea and let me tell you what events are coming up for you.

January is packed with creative family workshops and you can even join us to learn new skills in two amazing artist-led workshops. Read more…

Black History Month and family events

6 October 2017 by Sarah

Yazz Vanducci, author of this blog – is an Education Demonstrator at the Museum. Here’s Yazz laying out items for a family session about the Museum and the history of the Transatlantic Slave Trade!

This week’s blog is by Yazz Vanducci, Education Demonstrator at the Museum. It highlights our events for Black History Month, as well as updating you on what’s happening for families! –

“What a busy time it’s been for the team at the International Slavery Museum! Firstly, we celebrated Slavery Remembrance Day (our 18th one) on 23 August and now we are in Black History Month.

Before I mention what’s going on for Black History Month, I would like to tell you some the new and exciting projects our team have been working on.

These include new family sessions exploring African myths and legends where we look at the many different stories from all over Africa and then create some of the characters from the stories.

You can also come to our gallery and learn about the Underground Railroad and some of the heroic journeys that people undertook as well as the people themselves like Harriet Tubman and William and Ellen Craft. Read more…

Celebrations for Chinese New Year roar into Lady Lever

13 February 2017 by Laura

Dragon dance group

The dragon dance comes to Lady Lever this half term. Image © Dave Jones

We can’t wait to embrace the vibrant colours and noise of traditional Chinese New Year to the gallery this half-term. Read more…

Lions, Dragons, and Mummies this half-term

10 February 2017 by Megan

Chinese New Year Celebrations at Lady Lever © Dave Jones

© Dave Jones

Join us for an action packed half term week at National Museums Liverpool. Read more…

Memories of Blackler’s – free events at Museum of Liverpool

1 December 2016 by Laura

Large Santa model

Blackler’s Santa is on display until 30 December.

Anyone who has visited the Museum of Liverpool over the past couple of weeks could not fail to notice our giant new addition! The 18 foot Blackler’s Santa stands proudly in the Atrium and greets visitors with his jumbo smile. Read more…

Weatherhead High School are set to take over!

14 November 2016 by Jo Keenan

student group

Takeover Day organisers from Weatherhead High School at the Lady Lever Art Gallery

The Education team at the Lady Lever Gallery have been working with Sixth Form students at Weatherhead High School as part of their leadership programme planning a Takeover Day on Saturday 19 November as part of a national event.

Takeover Day is a celebration of children and young people’s contributions to museums, galleries, arts organisations, archives and heritage sites. It’s a day on which they are given meaningful roles, working alongside staff to participate in the life of the museum or gallery.  Read more…

Five fabulous events for River Of Light fireworks night

3 November 2016 by Laura

Fireworks

Firework display over the River Mersey starts at 6.30 on 5 November

If you’re heading into the city for the River of Light on Saturday 5 November, make a day of it with free events at the Museum of Liverpool, Merseyside Maritime Museum, the International Slavery Museum and the Seized! gallery.

Staying open later until 6pm on 5 November, there are crafts, puppet-making and Titanic object handling, plus the chance to see exhibitions Read more…



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