World Museum

World Museum
William Brown Street
L3 8EN


World Museum Liverpool




General information

0151 478 4393


0151 478 4612



0151 478 4788

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Exterior of World Museum Liverpool
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Discover treasures from around the world, explore outer space and meet live creatures!

World Museum is the largest and oldest of the National Museums Liverpool, founded in 1851 when the 13th Earl of Derby left his substantial natural history collection to the city.

Venue Type:

Museum, Science centre

Opening hours

Daily 10am-5pm
Closed: 24 December, from 2pm.
25, 26 December
1 January

Admission charges

Free for all, including the Planetarium.

Its collections are world-wide in scope, and world-class in quality. They cover archaeology, ethnology and the natural and physical sciences. The popular Planetarium is now free to all.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Personalities, Science and Technology, World Cultures

Key artists and exhibits

  • Planetarium; Dinosaurs; Aquarium; Greeks; Romans; Egyptians; Mummies; Space; Archaeology
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Sssnakes Alive! image of boy with a magnifying glass surrounded by jungle foliage and colourful snakes

Sssnakes Alive!

  • 19 September 2014 — 22 February 2015 *on now

Discover the slithering, secret life of snakes with this free family friendly exhibition.

Have you ever wondered how snakes capture their prey? Or why they shed their skin? Find out the answers and other slippery snake facts at Sssnakes Alive!

You will come face to face with live specimens, including a boa constrictor and a royal python, learn about the importance of conservation and discover what life is like in countries where encounters with deadly snakes are a daily occurrence.

Objects on display include a Burmese python skeleton and stunning photographs of snakes from around the world.

Sssnakes Alive! is a touring exhibition created by Blue Tokay, with additional content from National Museums Liverpool and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10
  • Any age


photograph of grass snake

Live Snakes!

  • 29 — 30 November 2014 11am-4pm *on now

Get up close and personal with some amazing reptiles in this demonstration with live snakes.

Suitable for

  • Any age