World Museum

Exterior of World Museum Liverpool
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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.

Venue Type:

Museum, Science centre

See also

Opening hours

Daily 10am-5pm
Closed: 24 December, from 2pm.
25, 26 December
1 January

Admission charges

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.

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.

LightNight at World Museum

  • 17 May 2019 5-10pm

Night at the Museum ?
17:00 — 22:00
See phenomenal photographs of space, auroras and stars at the Astronomy Photographer of the Year exhibition, find out more about how astronauts prepare for space travel, or head to the aquarium to make some new underwater friends and enjoy refreshments in the café until late.

Constellations ?
18:00 & 19:00
Join MDI, Merseyside Youth Dance Company, 50 Moves and Men!Dancing! for an immersive 15-minute dance performance. The dance is inspired by the rituals which different civilisations have created over time to honour the movement of the constellations and their effect on us.

Astronaut Rituals ?
18:15 — 19:00 & 19:15—21:00
Learn about the rituals astronauts follow when preparing themselves for space travel in a hands-on interactive station.

Ancient Egyptian Rituals and Mummification
18:15 — 19:00 & 19:15—21:00
The ancient Egyptians ritualised the daily workings of life and death. Death was ruled by mummification rituals and life was ruled by the movements of the stars, which even influenced the positioning of the great pyramids. Explore the process of mummification though our handling collection and the ancient knowledge of the night sky with our interactive map installation.

Difficult Displays in Museums
18:30 — 18:50 & 19:30 —19:50
Join Science Museum Research Fellow, Dr Angela Stienne and curators from National Museums Liverpool for an interactive discussion on the routines and rituals museums go through as they decide whether or not to display human remains. We’ll discuss the ethical dilemmas of curating collections such as mummies in the ancient Egypt gallery and how we can interpret their stories.

Book free tickets via liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/lightnight

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://lightnightliverpool.co.uk/

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.

Ancient Egyptian Rituals and Mummification

  • 17 May 2019 6:15-7pm, 7:15-9pm

The ancient Egyptians ritualised the daily workings of life and death. Death was ruled by mummification rituals and life was ruled by the movements of the stars, which even influenced the positioning of the great pyramids. Explore the process of mummification though our handling collection and the ancient knowledge of the night sky with our interactive map installation.

Website

http://lightnightliverpool.co.uk/

Astronaut Rituals

  • 17 May 2019 6:15-7pm, 7:15-9pm

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://lightnightliverpool.co.uk/

Difficult Displays in Museums

  • 17 May 2019 6:30-6:50pm, 7:30-7:50pm

Join Science Museum Research Fellow, Dr Angela Stienne and curators from National Museums Liverpool for an interactive discussion on the routines and rituals museums go through as they decide whether or not to display human remains. We’ll discuss the ethical dilemmas of curating collections such as mummies in the ancient Egypt gallery and how we can interpret their stories.

Book free tickets via liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/lightnight

Website

http://lightnightliverpool.co.uk/

Constellations

  • 17 May 2019 From 6pm, From 7pm

Join MDI, Merseyside Youth Dance Company, 50 Moves and Men!Dancing! for an immersive 15-minute dance performance. The dance is inspired by the rituals which different civilisations have created over time to honour the movement of the constellations and their effect on us.

This performance offers a taster of our year round health and wellbeing programmes - come and see what we do, and sign up for a class! MDI works with dancers of every age, ability, class and ethnicity from the local community, promoting healthy lifestyles and wellbeing through the power of movement.

mdi.org.uk

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://lightnightliverpool.co.uk/

World Museum
William Brown Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 8EN
England

Website

World Museum Liverpool

http://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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