Maritime Museum – Events April – June

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Special events – April – June 2009

– Exhibition events –

Hands-on with the Vikings
1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm     April 5, 15*, 16, 26,  May 17, 26, 28,  June 1,  
Learn how the Vikings lived in this interactive session (all).
*1.30pm performance on April 15 will be BSL interpreted

Deeds Not Words
1, 2, 3pm             April 19, May 3, 31,  June 28
1, 1.30, 2, 3pm     May 24*
On 6 February 1918, the right to vote was finally granted to women in Britain.  Hear the fascinating story of the suffragettes’ struggle and discover more about their activities in Liverpool.
*1.30pm performance on May 24 will be BSL interpreted

Liverpool – this is your life

2pm         April 27
Join us for a whirlwind tour of the Magical History Tour.

– Special events –

Monsters of the deep

1-4pm            April 12,  May 4, 25
What could be hiding in the murky waters? Drop anchor and create your own nautical monster. (all)

The Overhead Railway

2pm        April 12         
Learn about Liverpool’s famous Dockers’ Umbrella with Adrian Jarvis. (all)

Nautical arts and crafts
1-4pm        April 13, 14
A sea-themed arts and crafts session. (all)

All hands on deck

1-4pm        April 15, 19,  May 3,  June 1, 27
Ever wondered why a ship is always a she or what a ‘Fid’ is? Join our resident demonstrator and find out. (all)  

The tug Brocklebank

11am-2pm        April 12, 13
10.30-12 noon    April 16
The volunteer crew give a fascinating behind the scenes tour of the ship which is moored in the Albert Dock. (all)

Walk, talk & explore
2, 3 and 4pm        April 18,  May 18, 23, 24
Join our resident expert to learn more about Liverpool’s historic waterfront. (Over 15’s)

Punch and Judy
1, 2 & 3pm        May 10  
Cheer the heroes and boo the villains in time honoured fashion (all)  

River Festival

June 13 and 14
A fun filled nautical weekend at the Albert Dock, including arts and crafts with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. (all)

– Titanic –

The Ultimate Experience
2pm         April 11,  June 6   
Steve Rigby talks about the once in a lifetime experience of diving to the wreck of the Titanic. (all)

Titanic – The quartermaster’s story
1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm    April 4,  May 4, 25,  June 20            
Robert Hichins was at the wheel when Titanic hit the iceberg. Hear his fascinating story told by our resident actor. (all)

Spotlight on the Titanic

11am        April 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
                May 2, 4, 9, 17, 23, 25, 30
                June 6, 27, 28
1pm          April 11, 13,
                May 2, 17, 30
                June 2, 6, 28*
2pm          April 6, 15, 20
                May 2, 11, 17, 30
                June 6, 8, 15, 22, 29      
3pm          May 2, 17, 30
                June 6
Join our resident demonstrator and hear facts and myths that surround the sinking of the Titanic. (all)
*1pm performance on June 28 will be BSL interpreted.

– Storytelling –

The Lady Sails
1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm    April 18,  May 16
Meet our first class passenger Florence Devine as she sails for New York on the Queen Mary. (all)

All Aboard the Overhead

1.30, 2.30, 3.30pm         May 9,  June 21
Journey through time aboard the Dockers’ Umbrella in this short performance. (all)

The Leaving of Liverpool

1.30, 2.30, 3.30pm         April 13, 14, 15,  May 26, 27
Join our three travellers and listen to their tales of hope and fear on the way to the new world. (all)

Wartime at the Piermaster’s House
1-4pm        April 25,  May 2, 26, 27,  June 13, 14
Meet Rose the Piermaster’s wife as she prepares for another day of rations and blackouts. (all)

Sea Urchins

11am            May 4, 25
Story-time fun for your little ones at our early years gallery on the first floor.  (all)


– Maritime skills –

Boat building, lifting and loading
Intervals between 1 & 4pm    April 5,   May 10
Join us for a hands-on nautical workshop. (all)

Take the Six Knot Challenge

11am & 1.30pm    April 4, 15,  May 27   
Are you smart enough to take the six knot challenge? Join nautical craftsman Dave Walker and find out. (all)

Woodcarving

11am & 1.30pm
April 11
Discover the skill of traditional woodcarving with our nautical craftsman. (all)

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