World Museum – Events January – March 2010

imageWorld Museum Liverpool (January – March 2010)
Travel from the sea to the stars with World Museum Liverpool. Combining historic treasures from across the globe with interactive technology, you can make friends with the fishes, or step inside a Mummies coffin and then zoom off into space to make an unbeatable family day out.  Open daily 10am – 5pm.  Free entry

13 February – 5 September, 2010

A major interactive science exhibition exploring the secret world of plants. Revealing their inner workings, lifecycle, variety, complexity, functionality and beauty as well as their interdependence with insects and animals. The exhibition will also explore environmental issues and the importance of plants to the survival of the planet.
Developed in partnership with the Museon, Technopolis, Le Vaisseau and Bruns.

Free Planetarium
Travel to outer space without even leaving your chair in our incredible space and astronomy show for adults and children over five. Tickets available from 10am and up to five minutes before each performance from the welcome desk.

Monday to Friday:

The Winter night sky 12 noon & 3.15pm

Magnificent desolation 2.30pm

Wonders of the solar system

Saturday & Sunday:

The sunshine show

The Winter night sky 1.45pm & 3.15pm

Magnificent desolation

Wonders of the solar system

Additional shows at holiday times.

Treasure House Theatre
We’ve got a packed programme of free events in our 80-seat theatre. Pick up a ticket from the welcome desk. Our programme includes:

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. (Suitable for over  5’s)

World on film
Catch one of our 20 minute films, including Eastern Encounters which tells the story of the 2004 V&A exhibition about Asian art and objects from 1500 to 1800. (Suitable for over  5’s)

Food for thought

Visit our Time travel cafe where our intrepid chef and waiter will take you on a journey through the history of food. (Suitable for over  5’s)

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). (Suitable for under 5’s)

Samurai armour

Examine the armour of a Samurai warrior in this demonstration using replica 16th century armour.

For above dates and times call 0151 478 4393 or visit

Special events:

Wild Wild World

A fun and thought provoking programme of displays, performances, trails, talks and workshops celebrating International Year of Biodiversity. See website for details.

National Science and Engineering Week
13, 14, 20, 21 March, 2010

Join us in the Treasure House Theatre to celebrate this year’s theme of ‘Earth’. See rainforest and desert animals such as live snakes, reptiles and spiders. See website for details.

Family workshops
Every Sunday         2.30-4pm

Free family workshops in the Weston Discovery Centre. Make a shadow puppet from Java, learn about ancient writing from Egypt, gold weights from Ghana or draw like an archaeologist.

Creepy crawly tour
16, 18 February, 2010
30 March, 2010

Come behind the scenes and get up close and personal with our creepy crawly collections.

Dinosaurs: New views on old bones
10 January, 2010

Find out about the world of dinosaurs at this talk that offers a new view on old bones. Limited places, pick up a ticket from the Welcome Desk on the day. (Suitable for over 11’s)


Gift shop
Selling a range of books, souvenirs, confectionery and Fair Trade merchandise.

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

Top floor cafe
Daily 10am – 4pm

Try our delicious new menu. A tasty range of hot and cold food, drinks and snacks. Children’s menu and highchairs available. Hot food served from 11.30am – 3.30pm.

Ground floor coffee shop
Daily 10am – 4.30pm

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

Picnic area
Daily 10am- 4.30pm

Indoor picnic area with drinks machine.

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