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Snoop dog

16 August 2013 by Alayna

Two young visitors sitting with a sniffer dog

This week’s star sniffer dog Rodney, with visitors Faye and Alice

Jane Donnelly, Border Force Immigration Officer is on secondment to Seized! The Border and Customs Uncovered. Jane talks about her most recent experience.

“I am a Border Force Officer trained in ‘Legacy Immigration and Customs’ work. I am usually based at Manchester Airport and since the beginning of May 2013 have started a secondment at National Museums Liverpool with the team at Seized! I have been assisting the Curators with ideas for the gallery and shadowing the Education staff, learning how to facilitate sessions for visitors to the museum. Read more…

Pirates ahoy!

5 August 2013 by Sam

museum staff and children dressed as pirates and a parrot

Captain Jo Connor, Education Manager at Merseyside Maritime Museum, has news of a fun weekend:

“On Saturday 3 August and Sunday 4 August Merseyside Maritime Museum welcomed all pirates to join the World Pirate Navy.

We had a different pirate band each day and visitors joined in the fun and the muster marches. Read more…

Help an archaeologist!

25 July 2013 by Sam

archaeologist documenting objects from an excavation

Kerry processing finds from the Rainford’s Roots project

Here’s an update from Kerry Massheder, Community Archaeology Trainee, on this week’s events at the Museum of Liverpool:

“Yesterday Clare Ahmed, Archaeological Project Officer, and I ran the first of two  ‘Help an Archaeologist’ sessions this week. The interactive family sessions are being held as part of the Festival of Archaeology events at the Museum of Liverpool.

We had a really busy afternoon with lots of children and their families taking part in different hands-on activities, including a handling session involving Roman artefacts, sorting Post-Medieval finds, drawing, weighing and describing Roman and Post-Medieval finds to record them and helping on a simulated dig. We also had a number of craft activities including colouring sheets, worksheets, cutting and glueing tasks and quizzes. Read more…

Feel good Friday

19 July 2013 by Dawn

Two jovial ladies

Feeling good at the House of Memories celebration

It’s National Feel Good Day today and it really does feel like it with the sun out shining and that Friday feeling. The idea is to brighten up someone’s day by paying them a compliment, telling family and friends how great they are, or even smiling at a stranger. The campaign is being driven by a private cosmetic surgery, which causes me to raise an eyebrow, but regardless of the motivation behind it, it’s hard to find fault with the sentiment.  Read more…

Rainford’s Roots – community archaeology events

18 July 2013 by Sam Rowe

woman with a display stand with lots of archaeology info and pictures

Kerry, Community Archaeology Trainee, at Rainford Summer Festival

The Rainford’s Roots project is very busy this month, running a number of events in Liverpool and Rainford as part of the Festival of Archaeology 2013, 13 to 28 July 2013.

Rainford’s Roots is a community archaeology project, run by the Merseyside Archaeological Society and National Museums Liverpool, to explore the industrial heritage of Rainford village near St Helens. The project aims to widen participation and dissemination of community archaeology in the region. Read more…

Festival of Archaeology 2013

12 July 2013 by Liz

museum display of archaeological finds

Rainford’s Roots display

The Festival of Archaeology begins tomorrow some great free events for budding archaeologists of all ages. Come along to the Museum of Liverpool and World Museum to explore our archaeology collections with us during the Festival, 13 to 28 July 2013.

At Museum of Liverpool there are two special displays of recent finds: one from the internationally-important Mesolithic site at Lunt Meadows, Sefton; one from the community archaeology excavation at Rainford, St Helens. Read more…

Let’s talk Dementia Awareness Week

20 May 2013 by Dawn

actors performing with a puppet

Scene from the play ‘Grandma remember me?’

It’s National Dementia Awareness Week – an annual event organised by The Alzheimer’s Society that is taking place from 19-25 May 2013.

Dementia awareness is an issue that is very close to the Museum of Liverpool’s heart.  Since January 2012 we have been running our own dementia awareness programme, House of Memories, designed to support carers in helping people to live well with dementia. We will be starting a new set of training dates in the Autumn, and you can find details of how to book on our website. Read more…

Moby Dick on the Mersey weekend

8 May 2013 by Sam

students in costume, crowded into a small boat

Students performing the Chester Noah play

Jo Connor, education manager at Merseyside Maritime Museum, reflects on a busy Bank Holiday weekend packed full of events:

“Call me Ishmael…” Must be one of, if not the most famous opening line to a novel perhaps next to “It is a truth universally acknowledged…”

And so started the weekend of Moby Dick on the Mersey marathon readings at 9am on Saturday, each day beginning on board the wonderful Kathleen and May schooner moored outside the Merseyside Maritime Museum, then moving inside the museum from 10am. Read more…

Dan Snow to lead Battle of the Atlantic events

5 April 2013 by Sam

Dan Snow

Image courtesy of Dan Snow

Our waterfront venues have a packed programme of events for this year’s River Festival, which includes activities to mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic.

A highlight of the programme will be a talk by TV presenter and historian at Merseyside Maritime Museum. Dan explained to us why the events are so important to him:

“It is extremely exciting to be coming to Liverpool to mark the official anniversary of a desperate and hugely important battle that raged from the first day of the war to the last. The Battle of the Atlantic was nothing less than a long running attritional struggle for national survival. Britain’s enemies, as so often before in our history, attempted to shut off supplies to our island nation on which we depended. Had they succeeded the war would have been over, a starving population, and a weaponless army would have given the government no option but to sue for peace, on the enemy’s terms. Read more…

Making maths meaningful

14 March 2013 by Angela

Lots of patterns created from coloured and shiny paperHere’s an update from Education Demonstrator Angelica Vanasse at the Walker Art Gallery:


“Maths might not be the first subject area that comes to mind when looking for curriculum links in the Walker Art Gallery collections, but the Education Team at the Walker has been working on lots of ways to demonstrate how the collections can support maths education. Read more…