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 activities:
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
11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29 January, 2010
1, 5, 8, 12 February, 2010
1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29 March, 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). Collect a ticket from the Welcome desk on the day.
Time for tea
16, 17 January, 2010
Come up with a fabulous design for a teapot inspired by The Rise of Women Artists exhibition. (Suitable for over 3’s)
The Rise of Women Artists
Until 14 March
The work of pioneering women artists is celebrated in this compelling exhibition. Featuring work by Lavinia Fontana, Fiona Rae and Paula Rego.
15 January 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.
2, 3 January, 2010
Celebrate the start of a brand new year and create your own calendar. (Suitable for over 3’s)
Quick draw macaw
30 January, 2010
15, 19 February, 2010
Have a go at drawing the World Museum’s collection of macaws and other birds. (Suitable for over 5’s)
23, 24 January, 2010
Create your own 3D monkey based on Monkey Mother and Child by local artist Emma Rogers. (Suitable for over 5’s)
13, 14 February, 2010
Get into the spirit of Valentines day and make a card inspired by paintings such as Venus and Anchises by William Blake Richmond. (Suitable for over 3’s)
15, 16 February, 2010
Be inspired by our storybook Something Wild … at the Walker Art Gallery. Make your own artwork inspired by the book and our collections.
Angels and cherubs
17, 18 February, 2010
Based on Annie Swynnerton’s beautiful painting of an angel in The Sense of Sight, create your own angel picture using collage materials. (Suitable for over 5’s)
6, 7 March, 2010
Come and explore our sculpture gallery and choose your favourite statue to draw. Experiment with different drawing materials and pick up some hints and tips. (Suitable for over 5’s)
11.30-12.30 and 1.30-2.30pm
6 March, 2010
Join us for a mini tour exploring some of the beautiful fans you can find on display in the gallery. As part of this led session you’ll also create your own fan inspired by works of art such Geisha by kate Blacker. Collect a ticket on the day. (Suitable for over 5’s)
20 March, 2010
Celebrate the Aubrey Williams exhibition and take part in our fun themed carnival day. Events include carnival mask making, Quick Draw Macaw and performance. (Suitable for over 3’s)
Something Wild … storytelling
1, 2 & 3pm
13, 14 February, 2010
Something Wild… at the Walker Art Gallery is our exciting children’s storybook. Characters Keith and Ali have never visited an art gallery and our fun storytelling session follows them as they explore the gallery and some of the wonderful paintings and objects on display. Collect a ticket from the Welcome desk on the day.(Suitable for over 5’s)
Art alive: The Rise of Women Artists
16, 17, 18, 19, 20 February, 2010
Meet Victorian artist Henrietta Ward. Enjoy a mini tour of the exhibition and explore the artworks and stories of some of the artists featured. Collect a ticket from the Welcome desk on the day. (Suitable for over 9’s)
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.