William Brown Street
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.
Museum, Science centre
Closed: 24 December, from 2pm.
25, 26 December
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.
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
- 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.
- Any age
- 29 — 30 November 2014 11am-4pm
Get up close and personal with some amazing reptiles in this demonstration with live snakes.
- Any age
- 23 November 2014 1-4pm *on now
Join in with our snakey craft activities and make your own slithery snake to take home.