29 September – 5 October 2014
Open Daily 10am-5pm
Older People’s Day takes place on Wednesday 1 October, and National Museums Liverpool is celebrating with a week-long programme of activities at several of its venues from Monday 29 – Sunday 5 October; which is also Age Friendly Museums Day and UK Grandparents’ Day.
National Museums Liverpool is committed to providing opportunities for older people to enjoy the facilities on offer in each of its venues.
Meet me at the Museum is hosted every week at World Museum and the Museum of Liverpool, providing a reminiscence setting for older people to come along, share memories and make new friends.
The Museum of Liverpool also offers When I was little, which provides fun activities for older people and their young relatives to share together in a museum setting to stimulate conversation and fun.
Other activities can be found online at www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/
Museum of Liverpool, Pier Head, Liverpool / www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/
When I was little
Available every day from the Welcome Desk
When I was little is an activity for young children aged three to seven and grandparents, older friends or relatives, to do together on a visit to the Museum of Liverpool. Borrow a backpack from the welcome desk when you arrive. Each backpack contains activities to help you explore the museum together and share your memories, plus an album for you to keep.
29 September 11:30am
1 October 11am
5 October 3pm
Meet in the Museum of Liverpool’s Atrium for a free stroll through Liverpool’s past. Do you remember when the River Mersey was full of ships? Shops like Blacklers? Days out at New Brighton? Visiting Colomendy? If so, you will enjoy our Memory Walk around the Museum. You’ll see some objects and images that will stir some memories, share stories and find out about how Liverpool’s history is being told today.
Meet me at the Museum
30 September 11am – 1pm
5 October 1 – 2:30pm
Meet me at the museum is a series of free events for older people. Usually taking place every Tuesday at the Museum of Liverpool, the sessions allow older people to enjoy a nostalgic look back, looking at different themes each time. On 30 September, Visitor Hosts in the Great Port Gallery will invite people to share memories of Liverpool’s Port. Everyone is welcome. Come on your own and make new friends, or bring a pal.
1 October 1 – 2pm
Enjoy a relaxing hour sketching the Liverpool landscape from our spectacular second floor windows. Absolute beginners welcome. Especially for adults but accompanying children are welcome and can sketch too!
1 & 2 October 3 – 4pm
Join us for a good old nostalgia trip down memory lane, while we remember the Liverpool of our childhoods. The session will start with a short illustrated talk and then everyone will have the chance to share memories. Reminiscing is compulsory!
Liverpool Overhead Railway
5 October 11am
Find out more about this Liverpool icon, which was once known as the ‘Dockers’ Umbrella’ in this spotlight talk by our Visitor Host. Bring along your grandchildren and share memories!
5 October 2 – 4pm
In celebration of Grandparents’ Day, spend a relaxing Sunday afternoon with your family, making lovely things inspired by the Museum of Liverpool’s collections in this free creative workshop.
Exhibitions and displays:
Eleanor Rigby – Created by Liverpool-born artist and sculptor Leonard J Brown, the 5ft 2 inch sculpture has been crafted out of £1million worth of old bank notes. It’s a stark contrast to the ‘bag lady’ who inspired the work, and was made famous by the Beatles song bearing her name. It serves as a reminder that there are still ‘lonely people’ like Eleanor Rigby in this world and we should be aware of people less fortunate than ourselves.
Mi Smarthouse – The newly designed interactive Mi Smarthouse demonstrates a number of easy life devices that open doors, make calls, keep you warm and pour the kettle to help people maintain independence in their own homes. It’s open from 11am – 4pm daily on the first floor of the Museum of Liverpool.
World Museum, William Brown Street, Liverpool / www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/
Meet me at the Museum
1 October 11am – 1pm
Meet me at the museum is a series of free events for older people. Usually taking place every Wednesday at World Museum, the sessions allow older people to enjoy a nostalgic look back, looking at different themes each time. Everyone is welcome. Come on your own and make new friends, or bring a pal.
Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool / www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/
Spotlight on the Titanic
5 October 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30pm
Join our demonstrator to hear some of the more unusual facts and myths that surround the sinking of the Titanic.