On the Road with National Museums Liverpool takes items from its handling collections to a wide range of venues as part on Museums & Galleries Month
This exciting initiative aims to highlight the collections of National Museums Liverpool and raise awareness about its fascinating displays covering all cultures, subjects and interests.
On the Road visits places where the public gather as well as schools and factories during May.
Role players from World Museum Liverpool’s Treasure House Theatre bring amazing characters from the world’s cultures to life. Demonstrators based at the museum’s Clore Natural History Centre, Bug House and Weston Discovery Centre answer questions.
Merseyside Maritime Museum actors play Albert the ARP Warden along with the Piermaster’s Wife telling tales of wartime Merseyside.
Members of the public can handle such things as fossilised dinosaur poo, animal skulls and things used by smugglers to hide contraband. Staff from the Customs & Excise Museum show how drugs and other contraband are smuggled into Britain. Items covered by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) are also included.
Among the places being visited by On the Road are:
Sunday 7 May: 1000 – 1600 hours Mersey ferry crossing river.
Monday 8 May: 1300 – 1600 hours Williamson Square, Liverpool city centre.
Friday 12 May: 1000 – 1300 hours Lime Street Station, Liverpool.
Friday 19 May: 0930 – 1230 hours Strand Shopping Centre, Bootle.
Saturday 20 May: 1200 – 1600 hours Cherry Tree Shopping Centre, Wallasey