Maritime Museum – Events October – December

imageMerseyside Maritime Museum (October – December 2009)
Drop anchor at the Albert Dock and explore the Merseyside Maritime Museum. Here you can discover the story of the Titanic, learn about the Battle of the Atlantic and marvel at Liverpool’s maritime past.  Open daily 10am-5pm, Free entry.

Events and workshops:

The Big Draw! A Titanic undertaking
10, 11 October 2009: 1-4pm

Join artist Tony Phillips as we recreate the Titanic for the Big Draw.

All hands on deck
3, 17, 18, 24 October 2009: 1-4pm
1, 14, 29 November 2009: 1-4pm
7, 27, 30 December 2009: 1-4pm

Ever wondered why a ship is always a she or what a ‘Fid’ is? Join our resident demonstrator and find out. (all)  

Model boat exhibition
17, 18 October 2009: 11am-4pm

A colourful display of model boats with Runcorn and District model boat club.

Monsters of the deep
18, 27 October 2009: 1-4pm
27, 29 December 2009: 1-4pm

Drop anchor and create your own nautical monster

The Royal Charter wreck
24 October 2009: 2pm

Learn about the history of the emigrant ship Royal Charter and how its passengers perished on the fateful night on 26 October 1859.

The Royal Charter: A Golden Tragedy
24, 25 October 2009: At intervals between 10am & 4pm

A short documentary looking at the history of the emigrant ship the Royal Charter.

Nautical arts and crafts – lighthouses 
26 October, 2009, 1-4pm

A sea-themed arts and crafts session. (all)

The wonderful world of penguins
21 November 2009: 1-4pm
5, 12, 27, 28 December 2009: 1-4pm

Join us for a fun-filled craft session as we celebrate the giant penguins in Liverpool this Christmas.     

Spotlight on the Titanic
3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 18, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 October 2009: 11am
2, 8, 9, 16, 21  November 2009: 11am
5, 7, 12, 13, 14, 20, 27, 28, 29, 30 December, 2009
25 October 2009: 1pm
2, 21 November 2009: 1pm
5, 19 October 2009: 2pm
21 December 2009: 3pm 
2 November 2009: 3pm
25 October 2009: 4pm
2, 21 November 2009: 4pm

Join our resident demonstrator and hear facts and myths that surround the sinking of the Titanic. (all)

Titanic – The quartermaster’s story
4, 11, 28 October 2009: 1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm
13, 19, 20 December 2009: 1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm

Robert Hichins was at the wheel when Titanic hit the iceberg. Hear his fascinating story told by our resident actor. (all)

The Ultimate experience
10 October 2009: 2pm

Steve Rigby talks about the once in a lifetime experience of diving to the wreck of the Titanic.

Shiver me timbers
At intervals between 1 & 4 pm – 1.30, 2.30, 3.30pm       
29 October 2009
22 November 2009
6, 29, 30 December 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
11, 25 October, 2009: At intervals between 1 & 4pm
15, 29 November, 2009: At intervals between 1 & 4pm

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
26, 27, 28 October 2009: At intervals between 1 & 4pm

Meet Rose the Piermaster’s wife as she prepares for another day of rations and blackouts. (all)

Storytelling on Sea Urchins       
24, 27 October 2009: 11am
7, 15, 22 November 2009: 11am
5, 6, 27 December 2009: 11am
19 December 2009: 11am, 1, 2 & 3pm

Story-time fun for your little ones at our early years gallery on the first floor.  (all)

The Leaving of Liverpool
26, 27 October 2009: 1.30, 2.30, 3.30pm

Join our three travellers and listen to their tales of hope and fear on the way to the new world. (all)

Lights out!      
8 November 2009
: At intervals between 1 & 4pm
Join our ARP Warden in the Piermaster’s House

Never at sea – the Wrens story        
1, 8, 15 November 2009: 1.30, 2.30, 3.30pm

Liverpool played an essential role in winning the Battle of the Atlantic during World War Two.  Join our Wren, May Hatton, to hear about the vital work carried out under the streets of the city!

Take the Six Knot Challenge    
28 November 2009: 1-4pm
5 December 2009: 1-4pm

Are you smart enough to take the six knot challenge? Join nautical craftsman Dave Walker and find out. (all)

Woodcarving          
3 October 2009:
At intervals between 1-4pm
14, 29 November 2009: At intervals between 1-4pm
6 December 2009:
At intervals between 1-4pm
Discover the skill of traditional woodcarving with our nautical craftsman. (all)

Extras:

Quayside café
Serving a delicious range of hot and cold food, drinks and snacks.  

Maritime shop

A wide range of maritime-themed gifts, books, postcards, posters and pocket-money priced souvenirs.

Venue details

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