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25 February 2013 by Angela
We’re looking for young explorers to embark on an exciting journey through crafts and drama to discover more about where they live. Young Explorers is a new group for 8-12 year olds who want to learn new skills and make a difference to their surroundings. The project will culminate in designing an artefact that will be exhibited in World Museum.
The sessions will be on Saturday mornings in March and April at World Museum, check out our What’s On listings for dates and times.
8 February 2013 by Lucy
Most of us have already celebrated the New Year, and enough time has passed that we have made – and broken – New Year’s resolutions a plenty!
If like me you’ve taken a while to get started with your plans to start a new fitness regime or take up a new hobby, why not have another crack at starting a fresh this Sunday, with the dawning of the Chinese New Year.
2013 is the Year of the Snake, and World Museum can certainly boast a lot of snakes in its collections. You can visit the Clore Natural History Centre to see some of the snake specimens and skeletons on display, or have a look at our online collection if you really want to have a good nose at what’s in our stores. Read more…
28 January 2013 by Dawn
School groups visiting World Museum have a unique opportunity to see short extracts from Arthur Miller’s ‘The Crucible’ in our Treasure House Theatre on 13 February 2013. The sessions will run at 11am and 1pm and will include a chance to ask the performers questions. This event is free of charge and interested schools should email email@example.com or call 0151 478 4050 to book.
The play, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, is set in 1962 Massachusetts when a witch-hunting fury sweeps through communities. As attempts to calm the hysteria fail, families are torn apart and lives are destroyed.
Hand in Hand Theatre Productions are currently rehearsing for the powerful drama, ready for a short stint at at the Floral Pavilion’s Blue Lounge this spring. They will be running a special schools matinee show on Friday March 8 – contact the theatre for details of their special school rates.
24 January 2013 by Angela
Here’s Alyster Chapman, Education Demonstrator at the Aquarium, to tell you about some new inhabitants at World Museum…
There are some new animals to come and see at the Aquarium, the common cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis). Though the name tries to suggest it, these animals are not fish at all, but molluscs, they’re related to octopus, squids and nautiluses, and more related to a garden snail than a fish. When we first got these cuttles in they were only a few cm in length, we fattened them up in the back and waited till they were feeding fine and grown on to put them out. They’re currently around 6cm in length. Read more…
12 December 2012 by Angela
Here’s John Moran, Education demonstrator at the Planetarium paying tribute to Sir Patrick Moore:
Sir Patrick Alfred Caldwell Moore CBE, FRS, FRAS to give him his full title sadly passed away last week but he leaves behind a true legacy of not only astronomical knowledge but also of broadcasting over 50 years to which I am personally very grateful. The Sky at Night is the longest continuous show in British television history and is still going strong. Read more…
5 December 2012 by Angela
If you’ve walked through town this week you might have noticed the increased presence of a strange seasonal creature. Wild eyed, delirious and prone to rash impulses, approach these beings with caution: the season of the confused Christmas shopper is upon us. Read more…
Meet Your Muslim Neighbours (MYMN) is an established group of volunteers, adult and children of Muslim faith. They run this initiative to help break down barriers and build bridges for all communities.
World Museum’s inaugural Meet Your Muslim Neighbour event in June 2012 attracted almost 700 visitors. Brimming with family friendly activity, the day included henna hand painting, Arabic art writing, samosa tasting and a show-and-tell on cultural artefacts and objects. Read more…
12 October 2012 by Lisa
There’s something fishy going on… it’s shark week at World Museum! Here’s Education Demonstrator Alyster Chapman to tell us more:
It’s that time of year again when Europe celebrates European Shark Week. We will be having shark activities this weekend, 13-14 October, at World Museum.
Over a last few weeks staff and visitors have been knitting and crocheting a colourful array of woolly wildlife, which you can see on display in friezes at the Natural History Centre and Weston Discovery Centre at World Museum. The knitted nature and crocheted creatures are being displayed over the summer, then they will be given to Claire House Children’s Hospice, who will be selling them in their charity shops in order to raise money.
If you can knit or crochet then we’d like your help to make lots more flowers, leaves, insects, birds and small animals to add to our display. Please make all your items about life size and avoid using anything that could be sharp or dangerous to children. There are lots of free patterns online, plus some great books of patterns by Lesley Stanfield and others should be available through your local library.
It doesn’t matter if you are a complete beginner – come along to our free Knitted nature workshops in the Weston Discovery Centre this weekend and you can learn how to make simple flowers. The workshops are 1-4pm on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 August, have a look at the What’s on page for full details. Read more…