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Winter weather on the website

11 December 2006 by Sam

Detail of an illustration of some leaves

Detail of a botanical print of frankincense

It’s cold outside, so the latest online exhibition to grace the National Museums Liverpool website is on the theme of winter weather.

As always the online exhibition draws on items from different venues, many of which are not usually on public display. This time we’ve got exhibits and animals from some of the coldest places on the planet, plants traditionally associated with Christmas and the perfect teapots to make a warming cuppa on a cold day, to name just a few. Read more…

Beatles online exhibition

25 August 2006 by Sam

Beatles Russian nesting dolls in Sgt Pepper outfits

Beatles Russian nesting dolls in Sgt Pepper outfits

This weekend thousands of Beatles fans will make a pilgrimage to Liverpool for the International Beatles Week and Mathew Street Festival. Some may find their way to the Walker Art Gallery to see Stuart Sutcliffe’s Hamburg Painting No 2.  

You might not know this but there are lots of other Beatles related objects in National Museums Liverpool’s collections, which are not currently on display at any of our venues. So for the first time the highlights, including items from the collections of the Customs and Excise Museum and the Museum of Liverpool, have been brought together for an online Beatles exhibition. Read more…

Sniffer dogs – spot the difference

24 August 2006 by Sam

Roleplayers dressed as a customs officer and sniffer dog

Today I encountered two very different sniffer dogs at the Customs and Excise Museum.

Two of our roleplayers, dressed as the larger-than-life characters Smugglebuster the customs officer and Sniffer the dog, were greeting visitors to the museum.

Outside I met the real deal – customs officer Claire Dewhirst with her sniffer dog, who were at the museum today doing demonstrations for the public.

If you missed today’s demonstrations then you have another chance to see a real sniffer dog at the museum next Thursday. Read more…

Mersey Vice?

2 August 2006 by Sam

I expect I’m not the only woman who’s counting the hours until Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx return to the big screen in Miami Vice. The film, like the 1980s TV series before it, follows two undercover cops on the trail of arms and drug traffickers.

Dancing coke can museum exhibit

Dancing coke can from the museum collections

If you can’t wait to see the film you could always pop along to the Customs and Excise Museum in the Albert Dock to see the real stories of how customs officers in this country protect society from smuggling. Read more…

Sniff out a sniffer dog at the Customs & Excise Museum

27 July 2006 by Sam

Graphic of a cartoon sniffer dog

This year, as you probably already know, is the Chinese Year of the Dog. There are lots of canine related items in our collections, some of which can be seen in an online exhibition of dogs.

This summer however the Customs and Excise Museum have gone one better, with real live sniffer dogs visiting every Thursday afternoon, from today until 31 August.

The dogs and their handlers will be giving special demonstrations of how they sniff out contraband goods in our ports and airports. Read more…

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