27 February 2012 by Lisa
Here’s one of our Education Demonstrators, Angelica Vanasse, to tell us about some of the fun family events that have been happening at Sudley House…
Sudley House came alive with children and families and toys galore on last month with our ‘Toy Stories’ event. Members of the education, communities and visitors teams from the Walker Art Gallery and Sudley House were on hand to deliver a fantastic range of toy-tastic activities inspired by the Victorian toys in the Sudley House collection. Read more…
9 February 2012 by Laura
It is half term next week which can only mean one thing: 7 action-packed days of things to see and do at National Museums Liverpool!
Starting on William Brown Street, channel your inner supermodel in the Big Booth at the Walker Art Gallery on 15, 16 & 17 February 2012. Grab your flares and strike a pose because the photo booth, big enough for the whole family, will be kitted out in a retro style with costumes and props, to celebrate ‘Feathercuts and Flares‘ the Walker’s display of 70s fashion.
Down the hill at World Museum visitors can have a close encounter with beasts of a prehistoric kind in the exhibition ‘Age of the Dinosaur’ featuring six life-size dinosaurs set in a Jurassic forest of 65 million years ago. Open daily, the admission charges are £6 adults, £3 children and concessions, under 5s free or £14 families. Avoid the queues and book online (no booking fees). Read more…
12 December 2011 by Stephen
Sudley House in Mossley Hill, Liverpool, was the home of Victorian shipowner George Holt who amassed a huge fortune as one of the proprietors of Lamport & Holt.
Despite his wealth, he was a modest man who did not go in for lavish entertainment. He was married with one daughter and the family were not ones to splash the cash on themselves.
So why not bring your favourite teddy bear, a rug and a picnic, and join staff for a day of free teddy bear themed fun.
During the day there will be craft activities including mask making, colouring and playing with Play-Doh. There will also be hourly, ticketed storytelling sessions and Katrina Riozzi from Small Stories Theatre Company will also be encouraging children to become explorers and go on a ‘bear hunt’ in the grounds. Read more…
There’s nothing better than snuggling down to watch a film. Normally I do it on a rainy Sunday, with just a cup of tea and a bar of chocolate for company. However I am excited to hear that this Friday 5 August from 1 – 3.30pmSense and Sensibility starring Emma Thompson will be screened at Sudley House.
Sense and Sensibility was Jane Austen’s first novel and was published 200 years ago this year. The screening of the 1995 adaptation, directed by Ang Lee, will celebrate this anniversary but also the current exhibition at Sudley House, Costume Drama: Fashion from 1790 – 1850. Read more…
The exhibition displays male and female clothing and accessories that viewers of adaptations such as Pride and Prejudice written by Jane Austen and Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell may find familiar.
I had the pleasure of seeing the costumes last week before they were taken to Sudley House for the exhibition. They all looked beautiful, but my particular favourite was a yellow silk brocade evening dress, from the early 1840s. Read more…
27 June 2011 by Alison Cornmell
Are you an adult on a part-time art course or a member of a community art group? We are inviting you to put your creative talents to the test and create a piece of artwork inspired by the collections at Sudley House, World Museum and the Lady Lever Art Gallery.
Perhaps you could take inspiration from the internationally renowned Pre-Raphaelite collection at the Lady Lever Art Gallery, or the only art collection of a Victorian merchant in its original domestic setting at Sudley House, or maybe from objects in World Museum’s World Cultures gallery.
A panel of curators, educators and artists will judge. Winning artists and groups will see their work hung in an exhibition at World Museum and receive prizes. The closing date is 1 August 2011, and winners will be announced by the end of September.
3 June 2011 by Lisa
Here’s Caitlin Allan, one of our most recent volunteers, talking about her work experience in the Decorative Arts Department…
My name is Caitlin and I have had my work experience at National Museums Liverpool for two weeks. In the first week I visited the Lady Lever Art Gallery for the first time. I was shown around the gallery and learned a lot about the story of the gallery and its collections. I was then asked to choose three pieces from the gallery that really caught my eye and to do some research on them and write up my findings. Read more…
28 April 2011 by Dawn
Little did we know when we opened the Hitched: wedding clothes
and customs exhibition last Summer that its closing weekend would coincide with that most lauded of all nuptial ceremonies – the Royal Wedding.
As speculation grows about Ms Middleton’s dress, wedding fashion through the ages is once again the subject of intense media and public interest. Kensington Palace is displaying a set of Royal dresses to mark the occasion, tracing style changes from Princess Charlotte’s 1816 silver-embellished number to Princess Alexandra of Kent’s magnificent 1963 lace creation. And tomorrow another dress (and designer) will join the history books! Read more…
25 March 2011 by Alison Cornmell
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…