NML – July – August Events & Exhibitions

Details of all National Museums Liverpool
FREE Exhibitions and Events for July and August 2008

National Conservation Centre

Free entry

Open Daily 10am- 5pm

Whitechapel, Liverpool

www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Telephone 0151 478 4999

Museum highlights

Have you ever wondered how we care for objects in our collections? Then bring the whole family along to Reveal – The Hidden Story of Objects, our permanent exhibition with a conservation science lab at its centre.

Free exhibitions

Metropolis: Capturing Modern Liverpool

Until 10August 2008

This exhibition, featuring over 60 images from the archives of Stewart Bale Ltd, offers visitors the opportunity to examine the visual emergence of a modern city. These remarkable images, taken between the 1930s and the 1970s, record Liverpool’s changing urban landscape providing a unique record of a city’s landmark buildings, cutting edge developments, great events and city life.

Exhibition events

Metropolis memories

1.30–4pm Jul 5, 19

Aug 2

Come along and share your memories of the city with us. (all)

Family activities

 

On closer examination

1–4 pm Jul 12, 26

Aug 6, 7, 9, 14

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

Moulding and casting

1–4pm Jul 23

Discover how conservators make use of moulds and casts. (all)

A touch of colour

1–4pm Aug 16, 21, 23

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

The Spirit of Liverpool

1–4pm Aug 26, 27, 28, 30

Sept 6

Learn about one of the largest marble statues in the country and have fun modelling a new sculpture to represent the city of Liverpool. (over 8s)

Tours

Heritage open days

1 & 3pm Sept 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20

Join us as we take a historical look around the Midland Railway Company’s Goods Warehouse, home to the National Conservation Centre. Limited places; Pre-booking advised, call 0151 478 4999.

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 and we will give you help on how to store, care and present it.

 

Extras

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.

 

 

Walker Art Gallery

Free entry

Open daily 10am- 5pm

William Brown Street, Liverpool

www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Telephone 0151 478 4199

Free exhibitions

Art in the Age of Steam

Until 10 August 2008

Capturing the excitement of the steam train, from the earliest days of 1830s to the end of the line in the 1960s, this exhibition explores how artists responded to the extraordinary impact steam trains had on the landscape and society.

Exhibition organised in partnership with The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, USA.

Ben Johnson’s Liverpool Cityscape 2008 and the World Panorama Series

Until 2 November 2008

This exhibition features the finished Liverpool Cityscape as well Johnson’s other city paintings, including Zürich, Hong Kong, Paris, Jerusalem and Chicago.

Big Art for little artists

 

Parent and baby morning

10–11.15am Jul 7, 14, 21

Sept 8, 15, 22, 29

Join us in Big Art for a chance to meet other parents and babies and take part in specially designed activities. (under 5s) Call 0151 478 4178 to book.

Workshops

Liverpool cityscape

1–4pm Aug 10, 13, 14, 23

As part of Liverpool’s Children’s Festival you can create your own artwork inspired by Ben Johnson’s Liverpool Cityscape and the world Panorama Series. (over 5s)

Heritage open days

1–4pm Sept 13 & 14

Get creative and join us for this fun workshop inspired by the city-wide Heritage Open Days. (over 5s)

Storytelling

Journey of a lifetime

1, 2 & 3pm Jul 24, 25, 30, 31

Aug 1, 2, 8, 9

Let us take you on a journey of a lifetime with Art in the Age of Steam. Our actor led story session lets you decide where you want your train to travel. (over 5s) Collect a ticket on the day from the welcome desk.

 

Extras

 

Walker café

Daily 10am- 4pm

Serving a selection of open sandwiches, salads, jacket potatoes, soup, cakes and drinks. Children’s lunchboxes and highchairs available. Meals served until 4pm.

Walker shop

Offering a range of books, postcards, prints, jewellery and pocket-money priced souvenirs.

 

 

Lady Lever Art Gallery

Free Entry

Open daily 10am- 5pm

Port Sunlight Village, Wirral

www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Telephone 0151 478 4136

Gallery highlights

With its intimate atmosphere, this is a great place to introduce younger members of the family to art. Home to the extensive personal collection of its founder William Hesketh Lever, this stunning gallery contains amazing treasures around every corner.

Free exhibitions

 

Masterpiece Watercolours and Drawings

28 June – 9 November 2008

This exhibition is a rare opportunity to view some of Lady Lever’s wonderful collection of delicate artworks, many of which have never been on display. On show are works by JMW Turner, John Constable, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Helen Allingham and Kate Greenaway to name just a few.

Family activities

Cloudorama

1–4pm Jul 24, Aug 14

Be inspired by our Cloudorama superlambanana and create your own skyscape. (all)

Animal masks

1–4pm Aug 6, 20

Using the farms and countryside scenes featured in our exhibition Masterpiece Watercolours and Drawings make your own animal mask to take away. (all)

Pre-Raphaelite weekend

11am–4pm Aug 9 & 10

Explore our famous collection of Pre-Raphaelite works through music, storytelling, craft and drawing workshops. (all)

Storytelling

Life of the Lady Lever

1, 2 & 3pm Jul 27

Discover, through the eyes of a Sunlight Soap factory worker, the story of the gallery and its collection. Then join us for hands-on craft activities in our education room. (all)

The magic potion

1, 2 & 3pm Aug 7, 12

Go on a journey to discover what magic can do in our Masterpiece Watercolours and Drawings exhibition with our storyteller and take part in a craft activity. (under 8s)

Special events

Shakespeare in the city

1 & 2pm Jul 7

Our bodies are gardens, to which our wills are gardener.’ 16–21 year olds perform two 45 minute abridgements of Shakespeare’s plays exploring the theme of human frailty. Part of a four day festival across Merseyside. (over 16s)

Culture vultures

10.30am – 4pm daily Jul 28 to Aug 1

This free week long summer course is for young people, aged 11–16, who want to explore their artistic side. Activities covered include sketching, outdoor painting, art history and photography. Attendees will need packed lunches. Limited places, call 0151 478 4143 to book.

Extras

Lady Lever café

Daily 10am- 4.30pm

Offering a selection of hot and cold meals, snacks and drinks. Children’s lunchboxes and highchairs available. Hot food served between 11.30am- 3.30pm.

Lady Lever shop

The excellent gallery shop has a wide range of souvenirs and gifts, including books, postcards, posters, jewellery and pocket-money priced souvenirs.

 

 

Sudley House

Free entry

Open daily 10am- 5pm

Mossley Hill Road, Liverpool

www.liverpoolmuseusms.org.uk

Telephone 0151 724 3245

 

Museum highlights

Take your mini time travellers back to Victorian times at Sudley House, the only art collection of a Victorian merchant still in its original domestic setting.

The house features contemporary videos and an introductory display that tells how members of the family and household lived. Upstairs the childhood rooms contain a Norah’s Ark, dolls’ houses and other toys to play with as well exploring how Victorian children learned and played. A costume room has changing displays of period costume and a temporary exhibition gallery.

Sudley House stands in its own grounds so there is plenty of space for running around and a picnic.

Workshops

Teddy bear’s picnic

12–4pm Aug 2

Join us at Sudley House for teddy bear inspired fun including storytelling and art activities. Just bring along your picnic and a rug. Call 0151 478 4178 to book. (under 7s)

Extras

Tearoom

Daily 10am–4.30pm

We serve a selection of hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and cakes. There is a children’s menu, highchairs and staff are happy to warm bottles. There is also a range of Sudley House souvenirs available in the tearoom

 

 

International Slavery Museum

Free entry

Open daily 10am–5pm

Albert Dock, Liverpool

www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Telephone 0151 478 4499

Museum highlights

The International Slavery Museum is an exciting contribution to the historic city of Liverpool. The museum presents thought-provoking displays about the story of the transatlantic slave trade and takes you on a journey of historical discovery.

Events

An African’s blood

2.30pm Jul 27

Presented by Historia Theatre, this performance traces the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade. To book a ticket call 0151 478 4441. (all)

African woodcarving

1–4pm Jul 18, Aug 23, 24

See African woodcarving on the Life in West Africa gallery (all)

Handling collection

1–4pm Jul 19, Aug 13, 20

Meet our demonstrator and learn more about the history of the transatlantic slave trade. (all)

Expert African batik

10am – 3pm Aug 29

This hands-on workshop with our expert will teach you the art of African batik printing. To book a place call 0151 478 4441. (over 12s)

Workshops

Carnival crafts

1–4pm Jul 6, Aug 12, 20, 28

Join us for a carnival inspired afternoon of arts and crafts. (all)

African beats

1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm Jul 20, 21, Aug 22, 25

Feel the beat with an afternoon of African drumming and tribal dance. (all)

African batik

1–4pm Jul 24, 29, Aug 21

Drop in for a fun-filled afternoon of craft activities and learn all about the art of African batik. (all)

 

African arts and crafts

1–4pm Jul 31, Aug 25

Try your hand at African art and make your own mask to take home. (all)

Clay creations

1–4pm Aug 5, 17, Sept 14

Come along and make your own clay sculptures based upon West African culture and the use of Uli designs. (all)

Storytelling

 

The wonderful adventures of Mrs Seacole

2 & 3pm Jul 13, Aug 18, Sept 7

An inspiring performance about the life of Mary Seacole. BSL performance August 18. (all)

Keep your eyes on the prize

2 & 3pm Jul 30, Aug 6, 14

This new performance tells the inspiring story of Diane Nash and her involvement with the civil rights movement. BSL performance July 30. (all)

 

Tales from Africa

1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm Aug 3, 7, 19, Sept 21

Immerse yourself in African tales in our interactive storytelling session. (up to age 8)

Destination freedom

2 & 3pm Aug 10, Sept 28

Based upon the true story of William and Ellen Craft, this performance tells of Ellen’s personal journey from enslavement to freedom. BSL performance September 28. (all)

Being Black in Britain

1 & 3pm Aug 23 & 24

This new and thought provoking performance explores the Black British Experience. (all)

 

 

Merseyside Maritime Museum

Free entry

Open Daily 10am-5pm

Albert Dock, Liverpool

www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Telephone 0151 478 4499

Museum highlights

Set sail and drop anchor for a fun day out with the whole family at Merseyside Maritime Museum. Come and explore our large and varied collections that reflect the seafaring importance of Liverpool as a gateway to the world.

Free exhibitions

Magical History Tour

Until 27 September 2009

Jump on board the Magical History Tour, our hit exhibition charting Liverpool’s history from a tiny fishing village to a Victorian city of global significance. Join us in celebrating the amazing roller coaster story of Liverpool – it’s crammed so full of Liverpool facts you’ll leave an honorary scouser.

 

Special events

Shakespeare in the city

11am–12noon Jul 5

Prepare to be transported by the power of Shakespeare. The bard’s work interpreted by the youth of Merseyside. (all)

The Clippers return

1–5pm Jul 5, 6

Celebrate the return of the Clippers to Albert Dock and join us for a fun packed nautical weekend. (all)

A Sail! A Sail

1pm Jul 6

Two Shakespeare Youth festival theatre companies travel across the UK to bring you shipwrecks and storms, mayhem and mystery, daring-do. (all)

Behold upon the hempen tackle ship boys climbing

2pm Jul 6

Shakespeare’s best known characters take over the Victorian street and ship, the medieval corner on the Magical History Tour gallery and the Colonnades. (all)

As seen on Time Team

1–4pm Jul 16

Excavations of Liverpool’s historic docks have revealed the city’s past come and see some of the finds and the work of the archaeologists. (all)

Tall Ship weekend

10am Jul 19, 20, 21

The Tall Ships return to the Mersey during Liverpool’s year as European Capital of Culture. Join us for the nautical event of the year. Experience the Tall Ship Parade on the 21 July. (all)

High Horizons

2 & 3pm Aug 8 & 9

Liverpool’s history preformed for you by High Horizons Youth Theatre Company. (all)

Knowledge and power

2pm Sept 6

Home of ocean steam navigation throughout the Victorian and Edwardian eras we look at Liverpool’s past as a world city connected to the farthest corners of the world. (all)

Maths and maritime trade

12.30pm Sept 8

Stories of those who used maths to develop safe navigation and predict the tides that Liverpool’s maritime history depended on. (all)

Heritage open days

2 & 3pm Sept 13, 14, 15

Join us for a whirlwind tour of our museum, based in the Grade 1 listed Albert Dock; discover the docks past decline and present regeneration we even throw in fantastic views of the waterfront for free! (all)

Exhibition events

 

Liverpool this your life

11am Jul 27, 29, Aug 6, Sep 21

1, 2 & 3pm Aug 30, 31, Sep 28

A spotlight tour of the Magical History Tour exhibition. (all)

Pool of life

1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm Aug 2

Join John Minnion for the story of Liverpool in caricatures. (all)

Sing Liverpool

2 & 3pm Aug 13, 20

From Frankie Vaughn to Frankie Goes to Hollywood join us for a musical trip back in time. (all)

Deeds not words

1, 2 & 3pm Aug 14, 28

Sept 7

Women’s right to vote was granted in 1918 hear the fascinating story of the suffragette movement and their activities in Liverpool. (all)

 

Are the peasants revolting?

1, 2 & 3pm Aug 3, Sept 21

Eleanor de Montague, our lady in waiting, helps you discover more about life in medieval Liverpool. (all)

Storytelling

 

All aboard the overhead

1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm Jul 26, 27

Aug 3, 10, 16, 17, 24

Sept 21, 27, 28

Join us for a short performance as we journey through time aboard the Dockers’s Umbrella. BSL performance September 28 at 1.30pm (all)

Shiver me timbers

1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm Aug 7

Come, meet our very own pirate, and find out about life on the ocean wave. See if you have what it takes to be a fearsome treasure hunter. (up to age 9)

 

Punch and Judy

1, 2 & 3pm Jul 28

Aug 25

Boo the heroes and cheer the villains in Professor Codman’s traditional and time honoured form entertainment. (all)

Wartime at the Piermaster’s House

1–4pm Jul 5, 6, 19, 20, 21, 28, 29

Aug 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26

Sept 28

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

The leaving of Liverpool

1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm Jul 28, 29

Aug 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26

Join our travellers and listen to their tales of hope and fear on their way to a new land. BSL performance August 18 at 1.30pm. (all)

Maritime skills

 

All hands on deck

1–4pm Aug 9

1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm Sept 6

Ever wonder what a Fid is or why a ship is a she? This fascinating hands-on session reveals all. September 6 includes lifting and loading. (all)

Woodcarving

1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm Aug 9, Sept 21

Meet our nautical craftsman and learn about traditional woodcarving. (all)

Ship bottling with Des Newton

1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm Jul 5, 6, Sept 14

Join Des and see how it’s done. (all)

The six-knot challenge

1–4pm Jul 5, 6, Aug 2, Sept 7, 27

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

Tour the Brocklebank

10 & 11am Jul 28, Aug 4, 11

Join the volunteer crew for a fascinating behind the scenes tour of the ship. (all)

 

Workshops

 

Monsters of the deep

1–4pm Jul 27, 30

Aug 6, 10

Drop anchor and create your own nautical monster. (all)

Titanic

 

Spotlight on the Titanic

11am Aug 2, 10, Sept 13, 14

1.30pm Jul 30, Aug 13, Sept 20

2pm Jul 14, Aug 4, Sept 22, 29

2.30pm Jul 30, Aug 13, Sept 20

3.30pm Jul 30, Aug 13, Sept 20

Join our resident demonstrator for the facts and myths that surround the sinking of the Titanic.

Titanic – The quartermaster’s story

1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm Jul 30, Aug 27

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

A Titanic tragedy

2, 3 & 4pm Jul 30, Aug 4, 11, 18, Sept 20

Emily Broughton Williams was sailing first class on the Titanic with her maid Rose. Hear her account of the fateful voyage.

Seized – Revenue and Customs Uncovered

Inside Merseyside Maritime Museum

Museum Highlights

Come and explore a world of smuggling, tax evasion, protest and war., be amazed by objects used to smuggle contraband. Learn about working on the dockside and try your hand at steering a cutter, avoiding pirates and spotting suspects.

Special events

Dock Watch

11am–4pm Jul 19, 20, 21

Aug 16, 17

Take a closer look at the creatures in the waters of the Albert Dock with our team of museum experts and their underwater cameras. (all)

Sniffer dog demonstrations

1, 2, 3 & 4pm Jul 24, 31

Aug 7, 14, 21, 28

They’re back! Your chance to see the Customs Dog Team from Manchester Airport, can you guess what they’re looking for? (all)

Interactive activities

Little smugglebusters playday

10.30am–1.30pm Jul 4

Sept 5

A day of Customs themed fun for little visitors: music, art, stories and dressing up too! (under 5s)

Rummage

1, 1.30, 2, 2.30 3.30, 4.30pm Jul 6, 13, 27

Aug 3, 10, 24, 31

Sept 14, 21

Think you’ve got what it takes to be a Customs Officer? Come and search our ship to see if you can spot any signs of smuggling. Pick up a free ticket at the welcome desk. (all)

Explore customs

1–4pm Jul 25, 26

Aug 1, 2, 8, 9, 29, 30

Come, get your hands on our collections and explore the issues of endangered animals, smuggling and fakes. Includes dressing up for under 7s. (all)

Creative workshops

Model magic

1–4pm Jul 5

Aug 4

Discover how Customs protect endangered species and make a model of favourite animal. (all)

Customs cutters

1–4pm Jul 12

Aug14

Make your own cutter in this workshop and find out about the fastest boats on the high seas. (all)

SOS – save our species

1–4pm Aug 11

Our demonstrators will explain how Customs protect endangered species and help you make a souvenir to take away. (all)

Mobile madness

1 – 4pm Aug 22

Create your very own mobile using our collection as inspiration.

Beads and baggage

1–4pm Sept 27

You don’t have to be cruel to be bling. Come along and create your own funky jewellery and handbags (all)

Travelling light

1–4pm Sept 13

Make your own eco-friendly vehicle out of recycled materials and discover how Customs protect the environment. (all)

What’s your poison?

1-4pm Sept 6 & 7

Use forensic skills to discover what nasty things used to be mixed with everyday items like coffee, tea and flour.

Storytelling

Mother Redcap

1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm Jul 26, Sept 13

1, 2, & 3pm Aug 18

Mother Redcap will be on the gallery to captivate you with stories and songs about the dark and dangerous world of smuggling. (all)

Seized storytelling

1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm Jul 28

Aug 23, 25

Sept 28

Hear stories about some of the things Customs Officers confiscate from people travelling to the United Kingdom. (all)

Grave tales

1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm Aug 15

Parson Dodge will be lurking about. If you’re lucky he may stop and tell you all about the age-old battle between smugglers and Customs men. (over 8s)

Dodgy Dan – the booze and fag man

1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm Sept 20

Dan’s he name and dodgy dealing is his game. Discover whether Dan is up to his old tricks. (all)

World Museum Liverpool

Free entry

Open daily 10am – 5pm

William Brown Street, Liverpool

www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Telephone 0151 478 4393

Free exhibitions

The Beat Goes On

12 July 2008 to 1 November 2009

An exhibition inspired by Liverpool’s contribution to popular music over the past 60 years. From the Cavern to Creamfields, from Billy Fury to the Zutons, the city has been home to a staggering range of venues, sounds, performers, fashions and followers. A product of Liverpool’s edginess, energy and creativity we explore and celebrate its musical identity, its success and its continuing evolution. The first exhibition of its kind, it draws together material from record companies, institutions and private collectors.

Big Bang

27 June to 22 September 2008

This travelling exhibition, based on the Science Museum’s new exhibition BIG BANG!, looks at the work of the European Particle Physics Laboratory at CERN and the Large Haldron Collider that allows scientists to recreate the conditions of the universe as it existed in the instant after the Big Bang.

 

Free Planetarium

Come and explore outer space without even leaving your chair in our exciting show about space and astronomy for adults and children over five. Tickets available10am and up to five minutes before each performance from the welcome desk.

Mon to Fri 2.30 & 3.15pm

Sat & Sun 2.15, 3.15 & 4.05pm

 

Special programme

Mon to Fri 4.05pm The Winter Night Sky, for over 7s

Sat & Sun 1.15pm The Sunshine Show, for under 7s.

1.45pm The Winter Night Sky’, for over 7s

 

Additional shows at holiday times

Treasure House Theatre

We hold all sorts of exciting and interesting events in our 80-seat theatre. All tickets are free from the welcome desk. This Capital of Culture year we offer a programme that includes:

World on film

Pop in and see one of our 20-minute films covering subjects such as Ancient Egypt, Saxons, Vikings, and Romans in Britain.

Food for thought

Visit our Time Travel café where our intrepid chef and waiter will take you on a journey through the history of food. Discover how our ancestors fished, grew, fought and found their dinner. But you’ll have to race against time to save the café from closing, before the dodgy TASTIE machine leaves you stranded.

Samurai armour

Examine the armour of a Samurai warrior in this demonstration using replica 16th century armour. This is your chance to get up close and personal with a piece of history.

Molly the friendly blue whale

Join Rosie or Captain Undersea in this tall tale of a brave whale that escapes a cruel captain (boo), and saves her friends in a storm (hooray). (ages 3-7)

Death on the Nile

Two bungling robbers have sneaked in to the museum, but they get more than they bargained for, when one of them opens an ancient scroll. (over 5s)

For above dates and times call 0151 478 4393 or visit www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Special Events

Shakespeare in the city

11am-12noon Jul 5 & 6

Shakespeare comes to the museum! Join us this weekend as Shakespeare comes to life on the galleries. See our young actors perform the Bard’s work as you’re never seen it before. (all)

National Archaeology Week

Fun mosaics

2.30–4pm Jul 13 to 20

Come along and make your own mosaic using our collections as inspiration. (all)

Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival

Bedouin Jerry Can Band

1.30pm Jul 14

Join us for an afternoon of music and workshops using rather unusual instruments. (all)

Yemeni Film Festival

12 noon & 1pm Jul 19 & 20

These amazing Arabic films look at life’s joys and sadness. (over 5s)

 

Festival of Science

All day Sept 6 to 11

Join in our fantastic and fun science events including Science Explosion and The Science of Super. (all)

Heritage Open Days

A walk in William Brown Street

2pm Sept 11 & 12

Take a 90 minute guided tour as we look at the materials used in these local buildings, decoration and statues. Call 0151 478 4393 to book. (over 10s)

 

Tours inside the 1906 extension

2pm Sept 14, 16, 18

Designed by E W Mountford this is your chance to see the impressive interior. Call 0151 478 4393 to book. (over 10s)

Live video links

3pm Jul 30, Aug 13

Visit our website and click what’s on for news of exciting live links.

Creepy crawly tours

1pm Aug 5, 19, 20, 26, Sept 2

Come behind-the-scenes and get a fly’s eye view of the museum.

 

Fabulous flora

All day Aug 6

A special day of activities and talks with our staff and Liverpool Park Rangers, including a puppet show The Travelling Garden of William Roscoe. (all)

Children’s festival

All day Aug 10 &12

Bring the kids along for an exciting mix of museum themed activities and crafts. (all)

The beat goes on

10.30am-4pm Aug 23 to 25

The whole family is invited to a live music event with Streetwise. (all)

Hawaiian volcanoes

2.15pm Aug 30

Discover the explosive and exciting world of Hawaiian volcanoes. (all) (all)

Crossings

Sep 5

This live afternoon performance is set on a ghost ship, where a young girl has run away from home, this live performance uses interactive film and images based on stories from Liverpool and New Zealand. (over 12s)

Liverpool panorama

2–4pm Sept 14 & 21

Come along to the Weston Discovery Centre and help us create a huge panorama of Liverpool as it was 250 years ago. (all)

Extras

 

 

Fair Trade shop

Selling a wide range of jewellery, crafts, chocolate and gifts from around the world.

 

Toyshop

With a full range of pocket-money priced souvenirs, toys and books for younger visitors.

 

Top floor café

Daily 10am- 4pm

Offering a selection of hot and cold meals, snacks and drinks. Children’s lunchboxes, menu and highchairs available. Hot food served between 11.30am- 3.30pm.

 

Ground floor coffee shop

Daily 10am- 4.30pm

Offering a selection of hot and cold drinks, snacks and cakes. Highchairs available.

 

Picnic area

Daily 10am- 4.30pm

Indoor picnic area with drinks machine.

 

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