Discover treasures from around the world, explore outer space and meet live creatures at the World Museum!
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
- Lady Lever Art Gallery
- Walker Art Gallery
- Sudley House
- Museum of Liverpool
- Merseyside Maritime Museum
- International Slavery Museum
Closed: 24 December, from 2pm.
25, 26 December
World Museums is 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
Mayas - revelation of an endless time
- 19 June — 18 October 2015 *on now
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 385 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.
- Any age
William Brown Street
World Museum Liverpool
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