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Liverpool Merchant’s Heritage Trail

30 August 2012 by Ann

Liverpool is a city steeped in  maritime history. But while you might expect to find tales of smuggler’s coves and bravery at sea in Merseyside Maritime Museum,  the city  itself can surprise you with  many stories of its seafaring and merchant links.

photograph of the rear exterior of sudley house showing the conservatory and rose garden

Sudley  House, former home of George Holt

I was  recently introduced to Helen Fowler from The Monro pub on Duke Street  and after a quick coffee and  a chat I discovered not only were The Monro hosting an installation for Liverpool Biennial , but it is also a building bursting with historic tales to tell . I found out about the steam ship which it is named after and its former owner Colonel John Bolton . He was the most wealthy Liverpool merchant of his generation  and  no doubt inspired George Holt who lived just across town at Sudley House in Mossley Hill.  Read more…

Join the Jubilee celebrations!

31 May 2012 by Laura

We’ll we’ve told you what things you can see to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee, now let us tell you what you might do!

You don’t have to travel all the way to London to join the party. At the Walker Art Gallery we have a crown-making workshops 2 June to Tuesday 5 June, between 10 am and 4 pm

Girl on throne

One young visitor getting swept up in the royal celebrations!

The Lady Lever Art Gallery and Museum of Liverpool also enjoy treating their visitors like royalty and will also be hosting crown-making workshops on 4 and 5 June. Read more…

Recipe for chocolate cloud cake

20 February 2012 by Lynn

Ben Sheeran, our head chef, shares this scrumptious recipe for moist low-fat chocolate cloud cake. Hmm! 

Chocolate cloud cake

Chocolate cloud cake


  • 250 g dark chocolate, minimum 75% cocoa solids 
  • 125 g olivio 
  • 6 eggs, 2 whole, 4 separated 
  • 175 g caster sugar/Stevia (calorie free sugar)


  • Electric whisk (Tesco Value is a great piece of kit)
  • Spatula
  • Mixing bowls x3
  • Scales
  • 9 inch cake tin (or whatever you want to cook it in)
  • Grease proof paper


To start with warm your oven to 170 degrees. 

Then separate your 4 eggs keeping the yolks in one bowl and whites in a very clean dry bowl.  Read more…

‘A true adventure in the past and present’

15 April 2011 by Alison

This week the Marketing and Communications team welcomed work expereince volunteer Callum. We asked Callum to visit we the Merseyside Maritime Museum where he gave his review.

I really enjoyed visiting the Merseyside Maritime Museum it was a very interesting and adventurous experience. It had a lot of things that I really like reading and learning about such as the emigration section which had great information about weaponry and drugs that had been seized in airports or docks that people had tried to smuggle into the country. It also had a very realistic walkthrough which represented an old deck that sailors used to live in on tall ships, in the 17th and 18th century. There were interactive games that I had a go at and the children loved it. There are quite a few other sections you can visit in the museum such as the International Slavery Museum and an Art and the Sea gallery. On the top floor of the museum it has the Maritime Dining Rooms so I didn’t have to go far for a good snack. The Maritime Museum is nominated for the Large Visitor Attraction award at The Mersey Partnership awards and I think it has a very good chance of winning it. The Maritime is a true adventure into the past and present of our world and I would recommend it for a great day out. 
A large ships anchor sits infront of a large museum

The Merseyside Maritime Museum where our volunteer Callum visited.

Mother’s Day at the museums

25 March 2011 by Alison

Our guest blogger Rosie Marr has some suggestions for ways to treat your mum this Mother’s Day.

Sunday 3rd of April 2011 is Mother’s Day. National Museums Liverpool provide a brilliant atmosphere for a relaxing and memorable day out. In fact, we’ve got Mother’s Day all wrapped up- from delicious food, to gorgeous and thoughtful gifts and even cards, so treat your mum to a day she will treasure!

Whatever your mum is interested in; there is something fun to do together in Liverpool. Why not visit the breath-taking Walker Art Gallery and see amazing paintings from Medieval to modern! Kids can even create their own masterpieces for their mums in the Big Art.  

The Lady Lever Art Gallery contains a spectacular collection of paintings, furniture, tapestries and sculpture. Or you could visit Sudley House, an elegant location where you can get psyched up for the Royal Wedding by visiting an exhibition of wedding dresses, or unwind in the beautiful springtime grounds around Sudley House. On the 2nd of April you can even make a bouquet of flowers for your mum. Best of all, everything is free!

Our cafés and dining rooms serve some of the best food in Liverpool- offering a brilliant variety of food and drink for amazing prices.

Whether you decide on posh afternoon tea or a traditional Sunday roast at the Maritime Dining Rooms, taking in the stunning city views with a glass of wine at the World Museum, or a more indulgent meal at the Lady Lever which has a delightful and diverse menu- all our museums and galleries serve a variety of tasty treats!

Our gift shops are a fantastic place to buy a unique Mother’s Day present! Surprise her with a book on her favourite exhibition (you can also buy these on our online shop ) or a poster of an amazing piece of artwork. We also have gorgeous jewellery, ornaments and souvenirs. Read more…

Pitt Street remembered at Waterfront event

5 November 2010 by Lucy

Thirty two members of the St Michael in the City Church Group attended an event at the Maritime Museum this week to mark the close of six months of fact-finding in partnership with the Museum of Liverpool Global City gallery team.

Attending the event were those who grew up around Pitt Street and Cleveland Square, whole streets that were flattened in the May Blitz of World War Two. This area was once a hub of activity for Seamen from all over the world, their families part of a vibrant community that would form the foundations of Liverpool’s Chinatown as its known today. Read more…

Mother’s Day at the Maritime Dining Rooms

11 March 2010 by davidl

Mother’s Day is this Sunday and there’s nothing nicer than going out for a scrumptious meal in a stunning setting, so why not treat your mum to a delicious lunch at the Maritime Dining Rooms? There’s a special offer of four courses with tea and coffee for just £17.95. Visit our website to see the enticing menu in full.

A woman being kissed on the cheek by a girl with pink bows in her hair

Treat your mum to a delicious lunch this Mother’s Day

You can also go for the full afternoon tea for two with a bottle of Astoria Lounge Prosecco for just £25.00. To make a reservation call (0151) 478 4056 or pop up to the Maritime Dining Rooms.

Take a look at our great range of Mother’s Day e-cards – send a work of art this Mother’s Day, or send our Mummy to yours! Read more…

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special Afternoon Tea

3 February 2010 by davidl

A table with wine and assortment of cakes

Enjoy a romantic afternoon tea on Valentine’s Day

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your beloved than a romantic meal at the Michelin Guide 2010 listed Maritime Dining Rooms?

Enjoy a delicious Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea for two with a bottle of Astoria Lounge Prosecco for only £25. This special offer is only available on Sunday 14 February – see the afternoon tea page for the full menu.

The full Sunday lunch menu and children’s menu will still be available alongside the fresh new Spring menu. Booking is advisable: to book or for enquiries please call the Maritime Dining Rooms on 0151 478 4056. 

Located on the fourth floor of the Grade I-listed Merseyside Maritime Museum, the Maritime Dining Rooms offers stunning views over the city. Executive chef Nigel Paul Smith’s menu celebrates British and local produce, combining classic flavours with modern presentation. Read more…

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