National Museums Liverpool has four wonderful galleries, each with its own distinct themes and world class collections. Six centuries of the finest fine and decorative arts in Europe can be explored at the Walker Art Gallery. It also contains Big Art for Little Artists, an interactive gallery for children to explore the collection through games, costumes, books and fun arts and crafts. Open daily 10am-5pm, Free entry
Big Art for Little Artists
Open daily 10am – 5pm
Craft activities 11am – 4pm
Big Art for Little Artists is our children’s gallery that brings art to life through paintings, sculpture, toys and costumes. Get creative with hands-on activities and interactive fun!
Parent and baby morning
26, 30 April, 2010
10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28 May, 2010
14, 18, 21, 25, 28 June, 2010
Join us in Big Art for a chance to meet other parents and babies and take part in specially designed activities (suitable for under 5s). We focus on a different theme each week with sessions running every Monday and the same theme repeated on Friday’s. Collect a ticket from the Welcome desk on the day.
Big Art activities
3, 4 April, 2010
Get creative and make your own Easter decoration inspired by Spring landscapes.
Where’s my bear?
8,9 May, 2010
Our teddy bear is hiding somewhere in Big Art – can you find him? your own teddy bear picture using a variety of collage materials?
The collage café
19, 20 June, 2010
Join us for a fun café themed activity inspired by the Toulouse Lautrec exhibition. Pick a plate and make a tasty looking meal for someone special from collage.
5, 6 April, 2010
Lots of our paintings feature people wearing hats or bonnets. Celebrate Easter by creating your own hats inspired by paintings such as Isabella by Millais. (Suitable for over 5’s)
7, 8 April, 2010
Decorate your own mini treasure box with beautiful jewels like the stunning objects in our Craft and Design Gallery. (Suitable for over 5’s)
9, 10 April, 2010
Mark the Grand National weekend with our fun workshop. Enjoy our collection of horse paintings by George Stubbs and then design your own jockey silks. (Suitable for over 5’s)
24 April, 2010
3 June, 2010
Join us for a mini tour exploring some of the beautiful fans on display. You’ll also make your own fan inspired by works such as Geisha by Kate Blacker.
Booking essential, call 0151 478 4178. (Suitable for over 6’s)
Fashion through the ages
22, 23 May, 2010
Explore paintings such as Lady in Black Furs by Bertieri and design your own costume. (Suitable for over 5’s)
Patterns and pictures
1, 2 June, 2010
Explore The Rise of Women Artists exhibition and celebrate decorative art. Choose a favourite piece such as Reflections by Carol McNicoll and then get creative by drawing some of the wonderful patterns that you find.
(Suitable for over 5’s)
High kicks and theatre life
3, 4 June, 2010
Look at the fabulous prints and posters by French artist Toulouse Lautrec and create your own theatre-inspired poster in this fun workshop. (Suitable for over 7’s)
Aubrey Williams: Atlantic Fire
Until 11 April
An exhibition of paintings by Guyanese artist Aubrey Williams. His work is alive with colour and motion and the exhibition includes some of Williams’ vibrant large scale oil paintings.
High Kicks and Low Life: Toulouse-Lautrec prints
14 May – 8 August
An exhibition of evocative prints portraying theatrical life and studies of daily life. Including depictions of the dancer Jane Avril and actress Sarah Bernhardt, as well as Lautrec’s iconic poster La Goulue at the Moulin Rouge.
A British Museum Tour
Daily 10am- 4pm
A tasty range of hot and cold food, drinks and snacks. Children’s menu and highchairs available. Meals served until 4pm.
Offering a range of books, postcards, prints, jewellery and pocket-money priced souvenirs.