World Museum – Events Feb-Apr 08


National Science Week

10am–4pm Mar 7 to 16

Drop in and celebrate science, organised by science enthusiasts, sharing their knowledge, skills and inspiration. This year we are offering a range of free activities for the whole family to take part, focusing on the interaction between our demonstrators, the collections and visitors.

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 available from the information desk, from 10am and up to five minutes before each performance

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, specially for adults and over 7s

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

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

Additional shows at holiday times


Treasure House Theatre

At the Treasure House Theatre, we hold all sorts of exciting and interesting events in our 80-seater theatre. All tickets are free from the information desk. This, our Capital of Culture year we offer a programme that includes:


Ancient civilisations

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 to get back in time to save the café from closing, before the dodgy TASTIE machine leaves you stranded.


Samurai armour

Discover the armour of the 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 save her friends in a storm – “Hooray”. (ages 3-7)


For above dates and times call 0151 478 4393 or visit


Hung Gar Kung Fu Club

Feb 2, 9

2.30 & 3.30pm

Take your seat for a stunning demonstration of martial arts.


Live video links

Feb 11, 12, 13, Mar 18, 25, 26


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


Creepy crawly tours

Feb 12, Mar 18


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


Close encounters with spiders

Feb 15, 21


Join Jenny Dobson from the Bug House, meet some amazing arachnids, and learn about their fascinating world and relatives


British birds of prey

Feb 16

2 & 3pm

Discover some of nature’s most beautiful predators in this live presentation by North Wales Reptile and Raptor Centre.




Hung Gar Kung Fu Club

Feb 2, 9

2 & 3pm

Don’t miss your chance to see a performance of a traditional lion dance for Chinese New Year.


Clore Natural History Centre


Say hello to Horace

Feb 2


Meet Horace the hedgehog and others in the Clore Natural History Centre.


Weston Discovery Centre

Imbolc crafts

Feb 3


Celebrate the pagan festival of Imbolc by making your own corn dollies and window charms to take home. Children must be supervised by an adult.


Inro and Netsuke workshop

Mar 19, 26


In Japan, people celebrate the coming of the cherry blossom in spring. Join us and make your very own blossom, Inros (toggles) and Netsukes (boxes). Take inspiration from those in our collection.


Community Base

Creative Arts

Feb 17, Mar 16

1.30 – 3.30pm

Check out our brand new creative arts workshop for 11 to 18 year olds.


World Cultures Gallery

Freedom – Who’s set the borders?*

Until 16 Mar

This textile piece, created by two community groups working with artist Maryam Patala, represents the constant changes in time, place, politics and people.


Carwash – a documentary *

Until Nov 19

An installation produced by Tina Gharavi that explores the working lives of refugees and migrant workers that have recently moved to the UK.


* This travelling exhibition highlights some of the issues faced by refugees and asylum seekers. Created for our Engaging Refugees & Asylum Seekers Project in partnership with Salford Museum & Art Gallery, Tyne & Wear Museums and Leicester City Museums Service.



The Botany Collections

February 5


Donna Young and Wendy Atkinson introduce the museum’s extensive collections.


The Evolution of the Liverbird

March 12


Ian Wallace asks the question – what does the Liverbird look like? When was it first seen? How has it changed since then? Join him to find out the truth.


Merseyside Flowers

April 8


Take an in-depth look at the flora of Merseyside with Steve Cross.


* In the Treasure House Theatre. Free tickets are available from the information desk on the day.


Fair Trade shop

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



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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