World Museum

World Museum
William Brown Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 8EN
England

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.
Exterior of 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.

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.
COBE's View of the Milky Way

Two Small Pieces of Glass

  • 25 April 2014 2:30-3:30pm *on now
  • 26 — 27 April 2014 2:15-3:15pm

Find out about the history of the telescope, the discoveries these wonderful tools have made and how the largest observatories in the world use these instruments to explore the mysteries of the universe.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml/events/displayevent.aspx?EventID=18805

A Swarm of Ancient Stars

The Spring Night Sky

  • 26 — 27 April 2014 1:45-3:45pm

This fun, informative and interactive show takes a brief look at the myths and constellations of the spring night sky. Shows run at 13:45 and 15:15.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml/events/displayevent.aspx?EventID=18813

Dragonfly

Dragonflies

  • 11 May 2014 1-4pm

Did you know that there were dragonflies 300 million years ago, before the dinosaurs existed? Join us to find out more and make your own beaded dragonfly to take home.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml/events/displayevent.aspx?EventID=18290

photograph of st johns gardens liverpool

Culture Quarter Walk

  • 16 May 2014 4-8:30pm

The Tour includes St. John's Gardens, St George's Hall, Walker Art Gallery, Central Library and more.

Learn all about the buildings & the characters involved in the development of this unique area which is a key part of Liverpools UNESCO World Heritage status and the walk includes 3 out of the top 10 attractions in Liverpool as listed by TripAdvisor.

This is a LightNight event, Liverpool's one-night arts & culture festival. Part of Museums at Night.. Visit www.lightnightliverpool.co.uk for more details and the full programme.

Admission

Tickets £3.00 (usually £7.50) please book via 07908 268 356 / liverpoolculturewalk@gmail.com.

Girl with flowers

Fascination of Plants

  • 17 May 2014 1-4pm

In collaboration with World Museum, the Department of Plant Science at the University of Liverpool will lead a range of exciting events for all the family. Take away some plant DNA and win prizes!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml/events/displayevent.aspx?EventID=18291

photograph of moth

Record Breakers!

  • 31 May — 1 June 2014

Find out about some the largest, smallest, most dangerous and amazing animals.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml/events/displayevent.aspx?EventID=18295

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.

Website

http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml

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