Educational Days Out: World Museum Liverpool
Did you know that all of National Museums Liverpool's venues are open 10-5pm every day?! Well, they are and the best bit - they're free entry. One of our absolute favourites is the World Museum Liverpool, situated close to the Liverpool Lime Street train station.
The museum is home to all sorts of exhibitions from the dinosaur gallery to the bug house. It first opened its doors in 1953 and has been a popular Liverpool attraction ever since. The venue overlooks the St John's Gardens, so there is ample space for running around and playing. The museum even offers an indoor picnic room for some wonderful homemade lunch.
By visiting the attraction, children are able to interact with past, present, and future. One of the most intriguing exhibitions is “Ancient Egypt”. A journey in time which takes all visitors on a 5,000-year adventure through the land of the pharaohs, revealing one of the best Egyptology collections in the UK containing over 15,000 objects. There are even some fantastic artifacts that were previously damaged when Liverpool was bombed and are now able for viewing for the first time since the Second World War.
One of the most attractive exhibits in the museum is the Aquarium! The museum houses fish from Australia to Anglesey, some tropical and some mangrove. They even have plenty of Falseclown fish so your little ones can get up close and personal with their favourite underwater creature, Nemo! The aquarium has a space within its exhibit for learning and activities. Children are able to get up close to the fish and other sea creatures in specialist low-level tanks.
If you are looking for something to do with your little ones this Christmas, check out the World Museum for an educational day out that is packed with fun and learning.
The museum is closed this Christmas season except on the 24th, 25th, 26th and 31st December and 1st January. There are fantastic train links to the museum if you travel via public transport or visit the museum at:
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