World Museum

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

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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
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Prints in counterpoint

  • 13 November 2014 — 31 May 2015 *on now

A vibrant and colourful display of sixteen lino prints by the Ghanaian artist Atta Kwami. Kwami is an artist, scholar and curator based in Ghana and the UK.

He was inspired to create the prints after spending three days in Liverpool sketching African artworks in the World Cultures Gallery and at the museum store.

His brilliantly conceived prints were made by reworking his sketches in lino and printing them with rhythmic over- and under-layerings of colour.

Kwami has a deep understanding of Ghanaian traditions of design and visual creativity but he is also interested in urban scenes and forms.

The display can be found in the Africa section of the World Cultures Gallery on the third floor at World Museum.

'Prints in Counterpoint' was printed by Pamela Clarkson and Atta Kwami in 2014.

Website

http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml/events/displayevent.aspx?EventID=21468

Maya - The revelation of an endless time

  • 21 May — 4 October 2015

Step back to an ancient time and discover the powerful and revealing world of the Maya. This was a time of warriors, shamanic rituals, human sacrifice, jade treasures, advanced knowledge and veneration of the cosmos.

The ancient Maya was a Mesoamerican civilisation that has left a far-reaching legacy of architectural, cultural and artistic achievements.

Through more than 400 stunning objects from museums and Maya sites in Mexico, from striking funerary masks to intricate jade jewellery, the exhibition explores this extraordinary civilisation whose culture is still alive today.

This exhibition has been produced by the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) in Mexico. It is part of the 2015 ‘Year of Mexico in the United Kingdom’ and ‘Year of the United Kingdom in Mexico’.

World Museum in Liverpool will be the only opportunity to see this breath-taking exhibition in the UK.

Website

http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml/events/displayevent.aspx?EventID=21313

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.
A historic building at dusk with the Light Night logo projected onto it

St. George's Quarter Walking Tour

  • 15 May 2015 4-7pm

There's a lot to see on this 90 minute walk around this unique historic area of Liverpool. Follow a qualified Blue Badge Tour Guide around cultural highlights including St John's Gardens, St George's Hall, Walker Art Gallery, Central Library and more. Several of these buildings regularly appear in TripAdvisors top 10 attractions in the city. St George's Quarter walks will be available throughout the Summer on Saturday mornings. Booking essential £10 person 07908 268 356.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Website

http://www.lightnightliverpool.co.uk

World Museum
William Brown Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 8EN
England

logo: Museums at Night

Website

World Museum Liverpool

www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml

E-mail

Press

press@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Telephone

General information

0151 478 4393

Press

0151 478 4612

Fax

Education

0151 478 4788

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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