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

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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

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.
A Swarm of Ancient Stars

The Summer Night Sky

  • 19 — 21 September 2014 *on now

This fun and informative show takes a 10 minute look at the myths and constellations of one of the most interesting and diverse of the seasonal night skies.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml/events/displayevent.aspx?EventID=20588

Astronomy

Two Small Pieces of Glass

  • 19 — 28 September 2014 *on now

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=20613

Sun and moon

Sunshine Show

  • 20 — 21 September 2014 1:15-2:15pm
  • 27 — 28 September 2014 1:15-2:15pm

A fun lively interactive show about the sun for the young and young at heart!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Collect a free ticket from the information desk on the day.

Website

http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml/events/displayevent.aspx?EventID=20565

photogrpah of gunge

We are Aliens

  • 20 — 21 September 2014 4-4:30pm
  • 27 — 28 September 2014 4-4:30pm

A show that looks at how our understanding of life on Earth guides the hunt for alien life elsewhere in the universe.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Collect a free ticket from the information desk on the day.

Website

http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml/events/displayevent.aspx?EventID=20620

Sssnakes Alive! image of boy with a magnifying glass surrounded by jungle foliage and colourful snakes

Sssnakes Alive!

  • 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.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10
  • Any age

Website

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

photograph of grass snake

Live Snakes!

  • 21 September 2014 11am-4pm
  • 5 October 2014 11am-4pm
  • 11 October 2014 11am-4pm
  • 25 — 26 October 2014 11am-4pm
  • 30 October 2014 11am-4pm
  • 15 — 16 November 2014 11am-4pm
  • 29 — 30 November 2014 11am-4pm

Get up close and personal with some amazing reptiles in this demonstration with live snakes.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml/events/displayevent.aspx?EventID=20630

Animal mask

Animal Masks

  • 27 — 28 September 2014 1-4pm

Touch a hippopotamus skull, examine an exotic tropical butterfly or hold a mammoth tooth to get inspiration for your animal mask!

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Website

http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml/events/displayevent.aspx?EventID=19311

photograph of grass snake

Snakey Crafts

  • 28 September 2014 1-4pm
  • 4 — 5 October 2014 1-4pm
  • 18 — 19 October 2014 1-4pm
  • 1 — 2 November 2014 1-4pm
  • 8 — 9 November 2014 1-4pm
  • 22 — 23 November 2014 1-4pm

Join in with our snakey craft activities and make your own slithery snake to take home.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Website

http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml/events/displayevent.aspx?EventID=20641

Face painting

Snake Face Painting

  • 28 — 30 October 2014

In celebration the wonderful reptiles in our 'Sssnakes Alive!' exhibition, why not come and get your face painted like a snake?

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml/events/displayevent.aspx?EventID=20653

Bird

RSPB Helping Wildlife

  • 28 — 29 October 2014 1-4pm
  • 1 — 2 November 2014 1-4pm

If you like birds and wildlife join members of the RSPB to find out how you can help them.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml/events/displayevent.aspx?EventID=20532

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