Remembrance Day – National Museums Liverpool marks date with free events

National Museums Liverpool are hosting a series of free events and activities to mark this year’s Remembrance Sunday. Events range from workshops, talks and craft sessions and cater for all age groups. There is a mixture of themes that explore wars of the past as well as modern day conflict.


Museum of Liverpool


From Waterfront to Western Front

More than 13,000 people from Liverpool lost their lives during the First World War. This special exhibition explores how the war affected not only those serving at the Front, but also the city, and the people left behind.



Family History Research Surgery

Thursday 8 and 15 November



See if curator Karen O’Rourke can help you find out about your relative using our database of over 76,000 men who served in the King’s Regiment during the First World War.


The Battle for Guillemont – a Liverpool Story

Thursday 8 and 15 November



A talk about the thousands of local men of the King’s Regiment who were killed and wounded fighting for one tiny Somme village.


Sing with Saint William of York Primary School

Friday 9 November

1.15pm and 2pm


The children of Saint William of York Primary School will be singing to show gratitude, respect and acknowledgement to Elders, especially to the generation who fought and lived through the war years. Song sheets will be distributed to sing songs from WW1 & WW2. One song is accompanied with sign language to involve those with hearing loss.


Time Quest

Saturday 10 November



Explore our First World War exhibition and find out more with hands-on access to our special handling collection (for children over 8 and adults).


Sunday Crafternoon

Sunday 11 November

2- 4.30pm


For decades the poppy flower has been the symbol of remembrance across the commonwealth. Learn about the history of this tradition and make your own patch of remembrance like those in our gallery.


 Lady Lever Art Gallery


Remembrance: William Goscombe John and the Port Sunlight War Memorial

Monday 12 November



This lecture focuses on the war memorials of Goscombe John with an opportunity to discuss examples of his sculpture which can be found both inside and an outside the Lady Lever Art Gallery.


Walker Art Gallery

The War Memorials of Liverpool

Friday 9 November



Find out more about the various war memorials of Liverpool with a lecture from Julie Robson.


The Killing Jar

Saturday 10 November

12.30-1.30pm (talk)

2-4.30pm (workshop) suitable for adults.


John Moores Painting Prize exhibiting artist, James Bloomfield discusses his art work and leads a hands-on workshop that examines the concepts in his work, The Killing Jar.


The painting represents a still from Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks footage showing the shooting of 15 Iraqi people and explores how images from the Iraq conflict and the war in Afghanistan have become part of our everyday lives. The painting is part of a series assessing how de-sensitized we have become to daily reports of death and murder.

Merseyside Maritime Museum

Never at Sea – the Wrens Story

Sunday 11 November

1.30, 2.30 and 3.30pm

Liverpool played an essential role in winning the Battle of the Atlantic during the Second World War. Meet our Wren, May Hatton, who will tell you about the vital work carried out under the streets of the city.


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