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World Museum Liverpool

William Brown Street, Liverpool
Information desk 0151 478 4393
Open daily 10am to 5pm
Closed from 2pm on 24 December and all day on 25, 26 December and 1 January
Admission Free

A massive £35 million project has doubled the size of the popular museum - an attraction in the city since 1851. World Museum Liverpool includes expanded galleries and improved facilities such as the dazzling World Cultures gallery, the fascinating Bug House where visitors will encounter giant model insects, the new stunning Aquarium and the Weston Discovery Centre, Clore Natural History Centre and Treasure House Theatre with thrilling hands-on experiences.


Eye 4 Colour
18 February to 27 August 2006
This exhibition has been developed in collaboration with other science museums and comprises of 3 touring exhibitions on colour (National Museums Liverpool), sport (Bristol) and animation (W5).
Eye 4 Colour explores the science and theory behind colour as well as consider such questions as 'how' and 'why' colour works through interactive displays.
In partnership with At-Bristol, W5, Magna, Science Projects and Ecsite-Uk.
Funder: ReDiscover

Romuald Hazoumé
ARTicle 14- debrouilles-toi, toi- meme
19 May- 3 September 2006
Contemporary African artist.

Love Sport
9 October 2006- 29 April 2007
LoveSport is developed by At-Bristol and is one of three exhibitions produced by the ecsite-uk Travelling Exhibitions Consortium (eTEC).
LoveSport is everything that sport should be - accessible, challenging, fun, healthy and most of all, for everyone!
Five themed areas lead the visitor through an explanation of the sporting body and mind, and investigate the latest technology and its impact on sports performance.
In partnership with At-Bristol, W5, Magna, Science Projects and Ecsite-Uk.
Funder: ReDiscover


Events and Activities

Bloody Foreigners: crime writers in translation
Readings and discussion with Leonardo Padura (Cuba), Didier Daeninckx (France) and Louis Sanders (France) with translators, Peter Bush and Liz Heron, in conversation with Liverpool writer Kevin Sampson.
Saturday 1 April 2006

The Social and Natural History of Leeches
Thursday 6 April 2006

Live Link
Join us in the Treasure House Theatre for an electronic visit to an overseas location. Check the museum web site at for What's On details.
Saturday 15 April, Thursday 20 May & Saturday 17 June 2006

Creepy Crawly Tours
Behind the scenes tour
Tuesday 18 April, Tuesday 30 May & Tuesday 20 June 2006
7s and over

Merseyside Birds
Steve Cross, demonstrator at Clore Natural History Centre
Thursday 20 & 27 April 2006

Power and Protection
Collection handling session with Head of Ethnology Emma Martin.
Find out how people from around the world display status and identity as well as protect themselves from harm.
Monday 24 April & 15 May 2006
12s and over

Dinosaur Dynasty
Dave Roberts
Thursday 4 May 2006

Shell Handling
Monday 22 May & 5, 12, 19 & 26 June 2006
8s and over

Reefer Madness
The history and uses of hemp
Thursday 1 & 8 June 2006

Treasure House Theatre
Discover the amazing stories behind the treasures in World Museum Liverpool. Performances in the theatre include music and dance, busy workshops and fascinating films that will entertain the whole family and bring the awesome collection of the museum to life. Specially trained members of staff can answer your questions and help you handle intriguing objects. Using up to the minute technology the theatre will let you get closer to our collections than ever before.

Family shows:

Tickets for all shows are FREE and available at the information desk on the day.
Monday- Friday 2pm
Saturday & Sunday 2 & 3pm
(Extra shows during school holidays)

Molly The Friendly Blue Whale
An interactive story told by 'Captain Undersea' about the friendly blue whale, Molly and her lucky escape from the clutches of a whaling ship.
Age 3- 7. Pick up tickets at the information desk

Man Myth and Monsters
A fun and educational drama based on a special teapot with Greek gods and goddesses imprinted on it. Learn how the teapot was made and the myths behind the decoration.
Ages 5-10. Pick up tickets at the information desk

Death on the Nile
An atmospheric and interactive family show. Witness a re-enacted mummification scene & discover how bodies were preserved in Ancient Egypt.
Family show. Pick up tickets at the information desk

Samurai Armour
An informal demonstration about how Japanese Samurai Armour was worn between the late 15th and 16th Centuries. Learn step by step how the famous Lord Oda put on his armour, and the significance of each item.
7- Adult. Pick up tickets and the information desk

Screen Treasure House Theatre:
See selection of different factual documentaries linked to the museum's collection every Friday
Tickets for all films are FREE and available at the information desk on the day.
All start at 2pm

The Tomb that Time Forgot
Friday 31 March 2006

Ancient Egypt: everyday lives
Friday 7 April 2006

Ancient Egypt: time & space
Friday 28 April 2006

Pyramid: in the name of the King
Friday 5 May 2006

Saxons & Vikings: signs of the Vikings
Friday 19 May 2006

Romans in Britain: the Romans have landed
Friday 26 May 2006

Romans in Britain: Roman roads & cities.
Friday 2 June 2006

Saxons & Vikings: Saxon settlers
Friday 9 June 2006

Timelines: recording the times
Friday 16 June 06

The Human Animal
A film exploring the lives and hopes of that remarkable creature, the human being. Made by Young Refugee and Asylum Seekers from EMTAS at Liverpool Community College.
Friday 23 June 2006

Treasure House Theatre Talks:
A selection of different talks linked to the museum's collection.
Tickets for all talks are FREE and available at the information desk on the day.
All start at 12.30pm

The effect of climate changes on the local wildlife
Tony Parker Assistant Curator of Vertebrates
Thursday 6 April 2006

Artist in Residence Talk
Tony Phillips artist in residence talks about the Civilization project.
Thursday 27 April 2006

Pollution, how it can be biologically measured.
With Ian Wallace, curator of Aquatic Biology
Thursday 4 May 2006

Tooth and Clore
Talk by Julie Cassidy, demonstrator from Clore Natural History Centre
Thursday 18 & 25 May 2006

Biodiversity survey work and the value of insects in conservation.
Talk by Guy Knight, curator of entomology
Thursday 1 June 2006

Encounters with Spiders
Talk by Jenny Dobson, demonstrator in the Bug house
Thursday 15, 22 & 29 June 2006