Maritime Museum – Events July – September

imageMerseyside Maritime Museum (July – September 2009)
Free activities for all the family at the Merseyside Maritime Museum.

Over the months of July, August and September the Merseyside Maritime Museum is hosting many free events, exhibitions and workshops for all the family to enjoy including:

Magical History Tour
Until 27 September
Take a trip in our time travelling taxi and celebrate 800 years of Liverpool’s colourful history, from fishing village to modern metropolis. Find out what happened to the long-lost Liverpool Castle and discover the secrets of the Pool, the muddy river inlet that gave the city its name.

Hands-on with the Vikings
1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm          
5, 23, 29 July, 2009
6, 26, 30 August, 2009
1 September, 2009           
Learn how the Vikings lived in this interactive session (suitable for all ages).

Magical musical tour

2 & 3pm                   
18, 25 July, 2009
5 August , 2009
Sing along with our tribute to Liverpool music through the decades. 

Liverpool – this is your life
1, 2, 3pm                   5, 19 August, 2009
2pm                            7 September, 2009
Join us for a whirlwind tour of the Magical History Tour.

All hands on deck

1-4pm                      
July 5
1, 2, 9, 12, 15, 29 August, 2009
1, 20, 26, 27 September, 2009
Ever wondered why a ship is always a she or what a ‘Fid’ is? Join our resident demonstrator and find out. (suitable for all ages)                                                      

Mersey pirate Muster

11am-4pm             
11 July, 2009
Pirate themed fun for all the family.

There be pirates

2 & 3pm       
1, 2 August, 2009
Join There Be Pirates! all the way from California. This fantastic acoustic band specialise in singing songs of the sea from Pirate days gone by.

Monsters of the deep

1-4pm                                  
28 July, 2009
4, 11, 18, 25, 31 August, 2009
Drop anchor and create your own nautical monster

Nautical arts and crafts

1-4pm                      
3, 24 August, 2009
A sea-themed arts and crafts session. (suitable for all ages)

The tug Brocklebank
10.30 -12pm           
17, 24 August, 2009
The volunteer crew give a fascinating behind the scenes tour of the ship moored at the Albert Dock.

Spotlight on the Titanic

11am            
4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 27, 28 July, 2009
3, 4, 8, 10, 12, 16, 17, 18, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31August, 2009
1, 12, 13, 19, 20, 27 September, 2009        
1pm             
26, 30 August, 2009
2pm            
26, 30 August, 2009
14, 28 September, 2009
3pm             
26, 30 August, 2009
4pm          
26 August, 2009
Join our resident demonstrator and hear facts and myths that surround the sinking of the Titanic. (suitable for all ages)                                                                                    

Titanic – The quartermaster’s story

1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm          
4, 12*, 19 July, 2009
8 August, 2009
19 September, 2009
Robert Hichins was at the wheel when Titanic hit the iceberg. Hear his fascinating story told by our resident actor. (suitable for all ages)
*1.30pm performance on 12 July will be BSL interpreted

Shiver me timbers
At intervals between 1 & 4 pm  
11 July, 2009
1, 2 August, 2009

1.30, 2.30, 3.30pm                         
30 July, 2009
13, 16, 20, 27 August, 2009
6, 20, 27 September, 2009
Come and meet our very own pirate to find out about a life on the ocean wave and see if you have what it takes to be a fearsome treasure hunter in our interactive storytelling session!

All aboard the Shackamaxon

At intervals between 1 & 4pm               
11, 25, 26 July, 2009
29 August, 2009
19 September, 2009
Join us in the Emigration gallery as the good ship Shackamaxon prepares for a voyage to the New World.

Wartime at the Piermaster’s House

At intervals between 1 & 4pm               
25, 27 July, 2009
8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29 August, 2009        
Meet Rose the Piermaster’s wife as she prepares for another day of rations and blackouts. (suitable for all ages)

Storytelling on Sea Urchins

1, 2, 3 & 4pm                      
26 July, 2009
11am                                    
27, 28 July, 2009
4, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, 31  August, 2009
13 September, 2009
Story-time fun for your little ones at our early years gallery on the first floor.  (suitable for all ages)                                                                                                                         

The Leaving of Liverpool

1.30, 2.30, 3.30pm             
27, 28 July, 2009
3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 August, 2009
Join our three travellers and listen to their tales of hope and fear on the way to the new world. (suitable for all ages)

Lights out!

1-4pm                      
29 July, 2009
5, 16 August, 2009
12, 13 September, 2009
Join our ARP Warden in the Piermaster’s House.

Take the Six Knot Challenge

1-4pm                                  
12 July, 2009
13 September, 2009 
Are you smart enough to take the six knot challenge? Join nautical craftsman Dave Walker and find out. (suitable for all ages)

Woodcarving

1-4pm                                  
26 July, 2009
16, 29 August, 2009
September 26
Discover the skill of traditional woodcarving with our nautical craftsman. (suitable for all ages)

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