World Museum – Events July – September

imageWorld Museum Liverpool (July – September 2009)
Free activities for all the family at the World Museum Liverpool.

Over the months of July, August and September the World Museum Liverpool is hosting many free events, exhibitions and workshops for all the family to enjoy including:


The Beat Goes On
Until 1 November 2009
Open daily 10am – 5pm
Our exhibition dedicated to 60 years of the city’s music shows why Liverpool deserves its name in lights. The Beat Goes On is a colourful, interactive exhibition that explores the energy, edginess and creativity that make Liverpool the capital of pop.

Events, Performances and Workshops

Darwin 200
Displays, performances and activities celebrating Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday and his groundbreaking scientific ideas.

Meet Charles Darwin
4, 5, 6 August– check the website for times and further dates
See the man himself in our interactive family show. The story of Darwin brought to life through puppets, music and songs.

Evolving Words
At intervals between 12 & 3pm 
4, 5, 6 August, 2009
Exciting and dynamic poetry performances, created and performed by young people, reflecting on and exploring Charles Darwin’s theories and his life and work. Created as part of the Evolving Words National Project, funded by the Wellcome Trust.          

Caustic Widows Theatre Company
4-9 August, 2009
Professor Rosa and Miss Daisy from the Caustic Widows Theatre Company will be on hand with puppet and musical performances to celebrate Charles Darwin’s birthday.

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.

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.

New show! Magnificent Desolation starts July 6. Discover the story of 40 years of manned space flight to the Moon.

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 09 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 café 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)

For above dates and times call 0151 478 4393 or visit

Samurai armour
Examine the armour of a Samurai warrior in this demonstration using replica 16th century armour. (suitable for everyone)

Iranian plate making
18 July,  2009
Curator Wendy Monkhouse leads this talk and family workshop. Take inspiration from our Islamic ceramics collection and make your own plate. Part of the Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival.

The Nile
1.30 & 3pm 
18 July, 2009
Live music from the Nile band. Bringing sounds from Egypt, North Africa and
the Middle East up to date with hypnotic rhythms.

Ancient Egyptian fashion
19 July, 2009
Explore ancient Egyptian fashion with Dr. Carolyn Routledge, including a practical demonstration with wrap-around dresses, kilts and girdles. Part of the Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival.    

Learning from poo!
1.30, 2.15 & 3pm   
19 July, 2009
It might sound disgusting but archaeologists can find out all sorts from poo – like how people in the past lived and what they ate. If you fancy yourself as an archaeologist and don’t mind getting messy join us to sift through some samples (not real poo!) and see if you can recreate the diets of our ancient ancestors.
Pick up a free ticket from the World Museum welcome desk.

Creepy crawly tour
21 July, 2009
11, 18, 25 August, 2009
Come behind the scenes and get up close and personal with our creepy crawly collections.

Flint knapping demonstration
26 July, 2009
See our expert flint knapper transform a lump of stone into a beautiful precision tool and find out why our ancestors were so reliant upon this tool for their survival.

Skeleton art
27-31July, 2009
Archaeologists often draw the things they discover as a way of recording all the details. Help us reveal and record some intriguing finds including animal skeletons using the same techniques archaeologists use.

Ancient Egyptian scarabs
2 August , 2009
Discover why the scarab beetle was so important to the ancient Egyptians and make and decorate your own to take home.

Merseyside mammals
12 August , 2009
Take a look at the variety of mammals found in Merseyside. How to spot them, what they eat and how to entice them into your garden.

Clues from the grave
19 August , 2009
What can we discover about Anglo Saxons from the objects they buried with the dead? This re-enactment of a burial will give us clues from the grave.

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