5 September 2012 by Laura C
A year after joining National Museums Liverpool as a Visitor Assistant at the brand new Museum of Liverpool I find myself transported back in time, I have swapped the very new for the very very old.
I now work at the beautiful hidden gem that is Sudley House. With its period features and stunning artwork, working in a Victorian home is a dream come true for me. I’ll have Dickens over a DS any day of the week!
This weekend coming up, as part of the Heritage open month, here at Sudley we have A Grand Tour of the house and its estate. Read more…
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.
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…
16 August 2012 by Laura
Media office volunteer, Louise Beard tells us a bit more about the family events at Sudley House this weekend:
If you go down to Sudley House this weekend, you’ll probably find it filled with families, teddy bears and picnic boxes. The Great British picnic is a favourite and is only topped when accompanied by a clan of teddy bears!
Sudley House’s leafy green grounds are a lovely spot for a picnic and the recent bout of good weather makes lunching on some grass particularly appealing.
It’s therefore time to pack up the cocktail sausages, select a teddy-bear, and don a sun hat, plus a pac-a-mac, and join the fun at Sudley from 11-4pm! Read more…
31 May 2012 by Laura
You don’t have to travel all the way to London to join the Diamond Jubilee party. At the Walker Art Gallery we have a crown-making workshops 2 June to Tuesday 5 June, between 10 am and 4 pm
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…
9 May 2012 by Laura
From ‘The Pickwick Papers’ to ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’ which is your favourite Charles Dickens story? Ciarán and Holly, Management students from LIPA, have devised a day of performance and interactions that bring some of the wonderful Dickens stories to life.
Here they tell us more:
Excitement is mounting as we put the final pieces in place for our event based on Dickens’ world at Sudley House.
On Sunday 13th May from 11am until 4pm, characters from Dickens’ classics will roam the house with the accompaniment of live music and interactive activities for all to enjoy. Read more…
8 May 2012 by Lisa
One of the most unique things about Sudley House is its wonderful grounds and the garden, which visitors can really make the most of now that the weather is improving! Here is Visitor Host Simon Breedon to tell us more…
Fantastic news – Spring seems to have finally sprung here at Sudley House! Tiny creatures are swimming merrily around the pond in the courtyard; birds are tweeting in the trees (who’d have thought that they carry mobile phones!) and the Rhododendron bushes are starting to bloom.
In fact most of the trees in the grounds are slowly putting out leaves, giving the whole estate a beautiful ‘countryside’ feel. There are two magnificent and mighty Tulip trees which are well worth heading over to see, especially in a couple of months when the lovely little tulip-like flowers are in full bloom. Read more…
19 April 2012 by Laura
There can’t be many people who don’t know about Liverpool’s special guests this weekend. Three fantastical giants will be striding through the city telling a magical tale of love, loss and reunion.
Sea Odyssey was inspired by the poignant letter written by May McMurray to her father who perished on the Titanic, on display in the Maritime Museum’s exhibition, Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story.
17 April 2012 by volunteer
Below, James tells us all about his work experience with our Decorative Arts department. Over to James…
“I’m James and I’m a Year 10 student at King David High School in Liverpool. I spent a week on work experience at NML, in the Decorative Art department, and it has been brilliant. I came here not knowing what to expect and ended up having a great time. I found that my enjoyment for history, which I’m studying for my GCSE, helped greatly. I most enjoyed handling the objects and being able to connect with them. I documented information I had collected on the toys and costume and where I had re stored them. I also enjoyed going to the Walker Art Gallery and Sudley House as I had never been to these places before. I realised that I was interested in silver and ceramics even though I’d never had a chance to look at them closely before. I particularly enjoyed sorting the toys and moving them about. I found all the collections really interesting and stimulating. Read more…
29 March 2012 by Laura
Press assisitant Jo Vickers has been taking a look at what the box of delights that is Sudley House has to offer during the Easter break:
With Ladies Day at the races only a couple of weeks away, why not get into the spirit by making your own stylish headwear to take away with you? At ‘Beautiful Bonnets’ from 1-4pm on Wednesday 4 April, you can explore the beautiful costumes in our collection before using a range of collage materials to create your own gorgeous hat! Read more…
19 March 2012 by Laura
John Moran, demonstrator from World Museum’s planetarium, on an exciting event taking place this Friday 23 March at Sudley House:
One night, several different types of telescope, binoculars and the whole night sky to explore. Sound good? Then come and join us for an evening of celestial fun.
Staff at the planetarium will be running this event in conjunction with Dark Sky Discovery who have awarded us a grant of £1500, which is nice of them, with the aim of increasing people’s awareness of the night sky. Read more…