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Here’s what’s on at National Museums Liverpool this February half term


Keeping the little ones occupied over half-term is not an easy task. National Museums Liverpool has a free fun-filled week with events and activities for everyone to take part and enjoy.

The Museum of Liverpool will be celebrating the opening of a new exhibition Liverpool on wheels: from horses to horsepower with a transport-themed craft extravaganza. Create your own mini Ford Anglia to take home (15 February), make your own transport-themed badge (18 February), or become a train, car or horse in our interactive transport tour (16-18 February).


World Museum is full of wonder, and with five floors to immerse yourself in, you can spend the whole day here. Explore an astonishing collection of Japanese artworks by celebrated master Taki Katei, in the exhibition, Drawing on Nature: Taki Katei’s Japan, where kids go free during school holidays. The Egyptian collection is one of the largest in the UK, so there is no better place to learn about ancient Egypt. World Museum is also home to an aquarium, planetarium and the Bug House, so there’s lots for all the family to enjoy.

Down at the waterfront, meet Merseyside Maritime Museum’s resident pirate and find out about life on the high seas (19 February). Was life as a pirate that good? If you think you could be a pirate, join a craft session (19 February), to make a fearsome pirate mask, treasure chest or your very own parrot.

The International Slavery Museum is currently hosting Challenging histories: Collecting new artworks, an exhibition which highlights some of the powerful pieces recently acquired as part of a project to help develop the Museum’s collections.

Discover Matisse at the Lady Lever Art Gallery. Matisse: Drawing with Scissors features 35 posthumous prints of the famous cut-outs that the artist produced, including many of his iconic images, such as The Snail. Join in the craft session (20 February) to make your own Matisse cut-out hanging mobile or make your own gel plate prints (20 February) based on Matisse’s simple cut-out designs.

If you still feel like being crafty head over to the Walker Art Gallery, where there is a fantastic free gallery specifically designed for children – Big Art for Little Artists. Maybe your artwork will feature in one of these galleries in the future.

For more information on events taking place visit National Museums Liverpool’s website

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