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This is what’s on this Winter at National Museums Liverpool

04/12/2019

National Museums Liverpool invites you to explore its 8 Merseyside venues this Winter with a fantastic programme of events and exhibitions.


If you’re looking for a fun, educational day out this Winter, National Museums Liverpool venues are packed with exciting exhibitions and hands on activities for visitors of all ages.

With 8 venues across the region, including; World Museum, Walker Art Gallery, Museum of Liverpool, International Slavery Museum, Merseyside Maritime Museum, Lady Lever Art Gallery and Sudley House, you don’t have to travel far to discover something brand new about our amazing city.

There’s a whole host of new exhibitions to see this winter.

Clothes from the roaring 20’s, beautiful drawings from Japan, prints from a 20th century artistic pioneer and even a vintage Santa who has a special place in all our hearts.

An English Lady’s Wardrobe is an unmissable exhibition on now at the Walker Art Gallery. Featuring 70 outfits from a collections totalling some 700 items, the exhibition looks at the incredible shopping habits of Emily Tinne and the fascinating and ever-changing Liverpool high street.

Merseyside Maritime Museum is already well into the festive spirit with a host of hands-on sessions for families. There’s Christmas crafts, wartime Christmas performances, story time with Polar the Titanic Bear, festive family lunches and a very special Crafternoon tea with Santa.

Here’s 8 reasons why you should visit a National Museums Liverpool Gallery or Museum this Winter.

Taki Katei's Drawing on Nature , World Museum

Drawing on Nature: Taki Katei’s Japan’ showcases World Museum’s rare archive of exquisite preparatory drawings from artist Taki Katei. These were used for teaching, and for preparing some of his major commissions, and as an aide-mémoire. Separated into five themes, this exhibition takes you on a stunning journey and encourages you to put pen to paper with still life drawing – as well as providing an oasis among all the bustling Christmas celebrations in the city centre.

More on what’s happened at World Museum this Winter, here. 

An English Lady's Wardrobe, Walker Art Gallery

And English Lady’s Wardrobe is an unmissable exhibition on now at the Walk Art Gallery. Featuring 70 outfits from a collections totally some 700 items, the exhibition looks at the incredible shopping habits of Emily Tinne and the fascinating and ever-changing Liverpool high street.

More on what’s on at the Walker Art Gallery, here. 

Challenging Histories, International Slavery Museum

From Women and Activism to African Myths & Legends, badge making and sensory tours, International Slavery Museum at the Albert Dock is the place to spend a few hours exploring our city’s links with the wider world. Transatlantic Slavery is documented through the ‘Challenging Histories’ exhibition and gives visitors the opportunity to learn more about modern day slavery.

Find out more about what’s on at the International Slavery Museum this winter, here. 

Matisse: Drawing With Scissors, Lady Lever Art Gallery

The Lady Lever Art Gallery, in Port Sunlight is where you’ll find, Matisse: Drawing with Scissors. This exhibition features 35 posthumous prints of the famous cut-outs that the artist produced in the last four years of his life, when confined to his bed, including many of his iconic images, such as The Snail and the Blue Nudes.

More on what’s on at The Lady Lever Art Gallery here. 

Christmas Crafternoon's, Merseyside Maritime Museum

Merseyside Maritime is already well into the festive spirit with a host of hands-on sessions for families. There’s Christmas crafts, wartime Christmas performances, story time with Polar the Titanic Bear, festive family lunches and a very special Crafternoon tea with Santa.

Head this way to see what’s on and book your tickets.

Blacker's Santa at Museum of Liverpool

He’s stood the test of time and is now a true symbol of Christmas in Liverpool. Blacker’s famous Giant Santa is now on display at Museum of Liverpool. Standing at 18ft tall and wearing a size 45 in shoes, he’s not going anywhere until every family has had the chance to snap a selfie with him! Make some memories and get down there before 9th January 2020.

This is what’s on at Museum of Liverpool this Winter. 

Winter Walks at Sudley House

Sudley House, Mossley Hill is a unique art gallery where you’ll find all manner of vintage fashion, paintings and festive events this Winter. Never more beautiful than when in full bloom or dusted with frost, take a walk in the rose garden before warming up with a hot chocolate in the cafe, strolling the galleries or taking part in a Winter craft session.

More on what’s on at Sudley House this Winter, here. 

Looking Ahead to 2020

2020 is set to be another spectacular year for National Museums Liverpool with a number of landmark exhibitions you wont want to miss. The first is Linda McCartney Retrospective. Opening at Walker Art Gallery on 25th April, this exhibition showcases more than 200 extraordinary images, detailing the 1960’s music scene and life with Paul. We can’t wait for this one. More info here.

Next up an umissable exhibition for all those fascinated by the world of technology. AI More Than Human opens in July and takes visitors on a journey into the world of artificial intelligence with interactive and immersive exhibits. Tickets are on sale now, here.

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