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Half term fun

24 May 2018 by Megan


Half-term is upon us and National Museums Liverpool has a fantastic range of activities to keep the whole family busy.

At World Museum come along to meet scientists from the University of Liverpool at our interactive, hands-on science day for all the family (26 May). Follow a treasure map around the Museum and discover more about the human body and the amazing world around us. There will be lots of fun activities for children of all ages, and adults too.


Down at the waterfront, travel back to 1912 to find out more about one of the most famous shipping liners, Titanic, at the Merseyside Maritime Museum and listen to adventures of Polar the Titanic bear (2 June).

At the International Slavery Museum Join urban griot and master drummer from Agida African Arts, for incredible musical performances traditional Senegalese stories brought to life using African musical instruments including the drum and kora (3 June). You can also get hands-on and have a go at drumming.

two men with a lot of drums


Find out more about the mysterious lambanana, one of the symbols of our city in this hands on workshop. Create your own colourful lambanana at the Museum of Liverpool (2 June) to take home with you.

Be inspired by the collections at the Lady Lever Art Gallery and create your own piece of artwork to take home (29 and 30 May). With artists like Rossetti, Millais, Stubbs, Reynolds and many more you won’t be stuck for inspiration.

Over at the Walker Art Gallery you can make a trinket box to hold all your treasures in (29-10 May and 1 June). The Craft and Design Gallery is full of wonderful ceramics, glass, metalwork, jewellery, furniture and musical instruments. It numbers around 100,000 items and covers three hundred years of history, from 1700 to the present day.

Another great place to visit outside the city centre is the leafy suburb, Mossley Hill where you can take in the sights and surroundings of Sudley House. Set in large grounds, this gallery is perfect for the little ones to explore a Victorian merchant house and then run around our beautiful gardens in the sunshine.

After all this half- term fun you might need to refuel. All our venues serve homemade sandwiches and cakes, they go well with a cup of tea for an afternoon treat.

For more information on the events and activities taking place please visit our website

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