National Conservation Centre – Events Feb-Apr 08

Family activities

A touching experience

Every Friday

From 1pm

HAPTICS. Not sure what it is? Come along and find out with our demonstrator in Reveal.


On closer examination

Feb 16, 23

1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm

Take a close look at some collected objects and see how many secrets you can discover. (all)


Moulding and casting

Feb 12, 13, 14, Mar 25, 26, 27

1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm

This fun-filled family activity shows you how conservators make use of moulds and casts. (all)


Picking up the pieces

Mar 15

1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm

Imagine being a conservator, faced with the remains of a broken plate, with pieces missing. Can we fix it…? (over 8s)


Going potty

Mar 1, 8

1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm

Archaeologists needed! Can you help us find buried pieces of pottery and then put them back together? (all)


A touch of colour

Feb 2, 9, Mar 29

1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm

Could you retouch a damaged painting? This family session will test your skills. (all)


Easter crafts

Mar 18, 19, 20, 22

1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm

Get creative with the whole family with our Easter celebrations…egg painting, card making…lots of fun. (all)



Initial illumination

Mar 11*

1- 4pm

Try out materials and techniques used for centuries to decorate precious manuscripts. (over 8s)


Mosaics for beginners

Feb 27*

1- 4pm

Learn some of the skills and techniques of mosaic making. Design and make your own mosaic panel. (over 8s)


Felt Like a Good Idea

February 5, April 8*


Learn the simple techniques of felt making.


Rug hooking

Mar 6 *


Come and learn some of the simple techniques of rug hooking.


Creative Thinking

February 20 *


Hone your thinking skills with this creative workshop.



April 15 *


Learn how to draw and create cartoons and comic strips.


Silk Painting

April 22 *


Silk painting for beginners. Learn how to create beautiful effects on silk.


Paper Making

April 29 *


Use simple techniques to recycle junk mail and cut the cost of your greeting cards.


* Limited places, please pre book by calling 0151 478 4999



Open day

Feb 7, Mar 5*

10.15am- 4.45pm

Come and meet our conservators in their studios in these popular timed tours. (7 to adult)


Walk for health

Every Friday

11am- 12 noon

Join our learning staff for a healthy stroll past some of Liverpool’s finest architecture and monumental sculptures. (all)


Opinion service

(By appointment – ask at the welcome desk or ring 0151 478 4999)

Do you have a treasured object at home you would like some advice about? Then bring it along to the centre and we will give you help on how to store, care and present it.


* to book call 0151 478 4999



Sunday Jazz

Every Sunday (Feb to April)

Live Music

Enjoy free live jazz in the beautiful surroundings of Café Eros.


Eros café

Daily 10am- 4.30pm

Offering sandwiches, salads, soup, cakes and drinks. Children’s menu and highchair available. Sandwiches, salads and meals served from 10am- 4pm.


Conservation shop

Be inspired by our wide range of books, cards and gifts including jewellery, ceramics, conservation materials and pocket-money priced souvenirs.


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