William Brown Street
World Museum Liverpool
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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
- 18 October 2013 — 2 March 2014 *on now
This exhibition delves into the spell-binding world of magic and illusion. Be captivated by the fantastical realms of witches, wizards and fairies.
Snakes (title tbc)
- 19 September 2014 — 22 February 2015
A new exhibition about snakes will open in April. Slither into a secretive life of snakes and bring to light the bringing to light the beauty and mystery surrounding these extraordinary animals.