Posts tagged with 'valentine's day'
Love threads its way though many of the artworks in the Walker Art Gallery’s collection, and across the years, artists have explored the themes of romance, passion and heartbreak in paintings. Let’s go find a little love this Valentine’s Day, and see how different artists have tackled the subject across the centuries.
Here at the Maritime Museum our curatorial team are busy researching the content for our new Sea Galleries, set to open in 2019 and looking at the lives and experiences of seafarers. I’ve become particularly interested in the effects of separation from one’s family and home, and have been reading through a collection of journals in the Maritime Archives kept by a Captain Porter in the 1860s aboard his ship the Jamna. Read more…
8 February 2017 by Eleanor Webster
Valentine’s Day is famous for corny gifts, cheesy cards and overpriced flowers, and while some of you may love anything remotely romantic, we prefer unique and meaningful gifts with a twist. We have shops in five of National Museums Liverpool’s venues all offering a different array of gifts, meaning there is something on offer for everyone, love or hate the most romantic day of the year.
You might just want to say it with a card, like this lovely Sweethearts and Wives design, but for those who are struggling to find the perfect present for their loved one, look no further than our gift guide, with products available to buy online now.
12 February 2016 by Laura
Do you want to do something special and a little different for your Valentine? It’ll come as no surprise that we believe our museums and galleries make a wonderfully romantic date but in case you need a little more convincing here are 6 reasons why… Read more…
10 February 2016 by Stacey
Valentine’s Day is a time when couples try to search out that perfect place to dine with their loved one, or that unique gift to express their appreciation for their other half.
Tim Eccles, Duty Manager at the Maritime Dining Room, can certainly help with the first dilemma.
Tucked away on the top floor of the Maritime Museum, with enviable views over the picturesque Albert Dock and stunning Liverpool Waterfront, the Maritime Dining Room offers delicious regional food made in-house by our talented team of award winning chefs. A romantic and beautiful setting, it is the perfect place to escape from the busy city centre and enjoy delicious food with great company. Read more…
12 February 2015 by Liz
Today we have a guest blog from Vanessa Oakden, Finds Liaison Officer for Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside.
In our new Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) display at the Museum of Liverpool you can now see some disclaimed treasure items which have been kindly lent by their finders. These finds have a romantic Valentine’s Day theme. Read more…
12 February 2014 by Sarah Starkey
This Valentine Day linked item is a menu from the White Star Line vessel Baltic for 14th February 1913, when the ship was approaching New York on a voyage from Liverpool. It’s an impressive array of food, so is probably a first class menu.
7 February 2014 by Lisa
Art and romance go hand in hand as far as we’re concerned. While we’ve been wandering around the Walker Art Gallery this week, we’ve found that you don’t have to go too far before you find some stunning paintings, sculptures and installations that explore or celebrate love. It’s certainly a romantic place to be. Read more…