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Posted on Tuesday 3rd February 2015
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Free February half-term fun at National Museums Liverpool

National Museums Liverpool has an action-packed diary of events to keep everyone busy this half-term.

Join us to celebrate Chinese New Year, which takes place on 19 February, when we will celebrate the year of the Goat/Sheep. Visitors of all ages can come along to a number of our venues including the Lady Lever Art Gallery and Museum of Liverpool to take part in activities such as Chinese dragon crafts and lantern-making.

The Merseyside Maritime Museum will also be holding demonstrations of Chinese Martial Arts on 19 February along with a Dragons and Jazzy Junk activity, where you can create your own dancing dragon or jazzy junk to take home.

World Museum will be hosting Chinese lantern crafts on 14 & 15 February, and don’t forget to catch the Sssnakes Alive! exhibition at the same time as we’ll have live snakes visiting us the same weekend. The exhibition closes on 22 February, so this is your last chance to see the slithering snakes, dress up in camouflage and play a game of giant snakes and ladders.

Other activities throughout half-term include the Shiver Me Timbers performance at Merseyside Maritime Museum, where you can hear about a pirate’s swashbuckling life at sea. Young visitors won’t want to be late for a very important date as the Walker Art Gallery  throws a Hatters Tea Party on 16,17 and 18 February, so come along and take part in tea-time crafts and listen to terrific tales.

The International Slavery Museum is also putting on a free showing of the Disney film The Princess and the Frog, followed by an afternoon full of crafts and a face painter on our Disney Day, 19 February.

There’s lots to do, so for more details of our half-term events and how to book places, please visit http www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/events/half-term-listings.aspx

February half-term listings
 
WALKER ART GALLERY
Free entry
Open daily 10am-5pm
William Brown Street, Liverpool
www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker
Telephone 0151 478 4199

Hatter's tea party
16, 17, 18 February
1pm
Don't be late for this very important date! Join us for a magnificent tea party, listen to terrific tales and take part in tea time crafts.
Drop in, no booking required

New! Rhyme time
Every Saturday except the first Saturday of the month
10am
Join us in Big Art for a Saturday morning story and rhyme time.
Drop in, no booking or ticket required

LADY LEVER ART GALLERY
Free entry
Open daily 10am-5pm
Port Sunlight, Wirral
www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/ladylever
Telephone 0151 478 4136

Chinese New Year celebrations
19, 20, 21 February
1pm
Celebrate Chinese New Year with creative fun for all the family. Join us for exciting craft activities, stories and performances in the gallery.
Drop in, no booking required

Story and rhyme time
23 February
10am
Bring along the little ones for an interactive story and rhyme time led by Wirral Children's Centres.
Drop in, no booking required

SUDLEY HOUSE
Free entry
Open daily from 10am-5pm
Mossley Hill Road, Liverpool
www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/sudley
Telephone 0151 724 3245

Magical landscapes
18 February
1pm
Take a look at 'Rosenau' painted by Turner, and have a go at creating a beautiful, misty landscape.
Drop in, no booking required

MUSEUM OF LIVERPOOL
Free entry
Open daily 10am-5pm
Pier Head, Liverpool
www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/mol
Telephone 0151 478 4545

Meccano Comes Home
16 & 17 February
2 7 3pm
Let's find the engineers of the future with more than a nod to Liverpool's history of innovation, discover or rediscover Meccano in our hands-on workshops.
Collect a ticket on the day from the Welcome Desk

Museum Make and Learn
18 & 19 February
2pm
Make fantastic creations inspired by the Museum's collections.
Drop in, no booking required

Gory Stories
15 February
2pm
Experience the dark side of Liverpool's history with our cloaked interpreter.
Drop in, no booking required

First World War handling
16 & 19 February
2pm
Explore our First World War handling collection with our Education team.
Drop in, no booking required

First World War Crafternoon
18 & 19 February
2pm
Commemorate the First World War by making creations inspired by the Museum's collections.
Drop in, no booking required

Watching and Waiting
18 February
1 & 3pm
Hear the true story of one couple's experience of home and battle front during the First World War in this performance based on some of the 2,000 letters that they exchanged with one another.
Drop in, no booking required

First World War Time Quest
15 February
11 & 11.30am
For kids who love our city or just love history! Find out more about the First World War objects on display, and get to handle real and replica stuff.
Drop in, no booking required

Private Parsons
17 February
1pm
Meet Private Parsons, an infantry soldier recruited by Kitchener in 1915. Find out about his trench routine in the First World War, and daily life at the front.
Drop in, no booking required

Private Placid
20 February
1pm
Meet Private Placid, a Royal Army Medical Corps Medic in the First World War. Find out about the treatment of a casualty from the point of wounding all the way to definitive medical care.
Drop in, no booking required

Chinese Spring Festival Celebration
14 February
1.30pm
Join us for a Chinese Spring Festival Celebration. The Liverpool Confucius Institute from the University of Liverpool in co-operation with the Museum of Liverpool will welcome visitors with traditional Chinese music, calligraphy demonstrations, tours and Tai Chi Martial Art performances.
Drop in, no booking required

Museum Saturday Crafternoons
Every Saturday
2pm
Spend a relaxing Sunday afternoon making things together that are inspired by the Museum. For accompanied children aged 10 and under.
Drop in, no booking required

Time Quest
Every Sunday
1.30pm
Find out more about the objects on display and handle real and replica stuff.
Drop in, no booking required

Tales from the Tent
Every Sunday
3pm
Museum story-based fun for the littlest museum visitors using puppets and props.
Drop in, no booking required

When I Was little
Every day
An activity for young children aged three to seven and grandparents (or older friends or relatives) to do together on a visit to the Museum of Liverpool. Borrow a backpack free of charge from the welcome desk when you arrive. Each backpack contains activities to help you explore the museum together and share your memories.

Little Liverpool
Every day
Intervals throughout the day
Little Liverpool is crammed with hands on activities for children. It is the perfect place to introduce little ones to the museum.
Collect a free timed ticket on the day for Little Liverpool at the Welcome Desk and prepare to have some fun! Groups of 20 or more can pre-book a Little Liverpool visit in advance for their exclusive use at educationbookings@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk 

Tiny Liverpool
Every Tuesday and Saturday
10am
Join us in Little Liverpool for our popular  parent and baby mornings. It is a chance to meet other parents, and for you and your baby to take part in singing, story and play sessions.
Collect a ticket on the day

WORLD MUSEUM
Free entry
Open daily 10am-5pm
William Brown Street, Liverpool
www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml
Telephone 0151 478 4136

Chinese lanterns
14 & 15 February
1pm
Celebrate Chinese New Year and make your own Chinese lantern to take home.
Drop in, no booking required

Animal masks
21 & 22 February
1pm
Touch a hippopotamus skull, examine a tropical butterfly or hold an elephant tooth plus much more. You can also make an animal mask to take home.
Drop in, no booking required

MERSEYSIDE MARITIME MUSEUM
Free entry
Open daily 10am-5pm
Albert Dock, Liverpool
www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/maritime
Telephone 0151 478 4499

Titanic - Fashions and Fortunes
20 February
intervals from 1pm
An interesting look at the fashions aboard the Titanic.  Learn about the people that might have worn them and even give them a try yourself.
Drop in, no booking required

Titanic  - Stories through Objects
16, 17, 18 February
Intervals from 1pm
Come and find out more about the world famous ship with our collection of replica handling objects.
Drop in, no booking required

Music for the Classes
19 February
1, 2, 3pm
Find out about the music surrounding the Titanic and the period in which she sailed in this fun-filled session.
Drop in, no booking required

All Hands on Deck
14, 15, 19 February
Intervals from 1pm
Discover more about Liverpool's maritime past and where some of our most famous phrases and sayings actually come from!
Drop in, no booking required

Polar, the Titanic Bear
17, 18, 20 February
1, 2, 3pm
Come and listen to the adventures of Polar the Titanic bear - based on a story originally written by Titanic survivor Daisy Corning Stone Spedden for her son, Douglas.
Drop in, no booking required

Shiver me Timbers
16 February
1.30, 2.30, 3.30pm
Come and meet our very own pirate and find out about a life on the high seas - was a swashbuckling life all it cracked up to be?
Drop in, no booking required

Port Sunlight Sea Dogs shanty performances
14, 15 February
12.30, 1.30, 2.30pm
Set your feet tapping to rousing songs of the sea with these performances of traditional shanties!
Drop in, no booking required

On Board Games
15 February
1pm
Our exhibition, On Their Own, looks at the emotional stories of child migrants to Australia and Canada.  While their experiences were harsh, the journey was full of hope and could be made fun with deck games. Come and try your hand at some of our traditional pastimes.
Drop in, no booking required

On Their Own - A Sculpture Workshop
16, 17 February
1pm
Inspired by a memorial in Fremantle, Australia, to all of the child migrants sent from Britain and Malta, join in our own sculpture workshop.
Drop in, no booking required

Dancing Dragons and Jazzy Junks
18, 22 February
1pm
Drop in to our family friendly workshop to help us celebrate the Chinese New Year of the sheep!
Drop in, no booking required

Chinese Health and Martial Arts demonstrations
19 February
1.30 &2.30pm
In honour of Chinese New Year, come and see our demonstrations of traditional Chinese martial arts!
Drop in, no booking required

INTERNATIONAL SLAVERY MUSEUM
Free entry
Open daily 10am-5pm
Albert Dock, Liverpool
www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/ism
Telephone 0151 478 4499

African Masks
17, 18, 19 February
1pm
Make your own mask inspired by traditional African designs.
Drop in, no booking required

Sankofa origami
14, 15, 16 February
1pm
Make an origami heart inspired by West African adinkra designs.
Drop in, no booking required

Adinkra symbols
20, 21, 22 February
1pm
Learn about Ghanian adinkra symbols and make your own to take home.
Drop in, no booking required

Capoiera Club
15, 22 February
2pm
Join our friendly club to get fit and learn the Brazilian art of Capoiera.
Pre-booking essential, call 0151 478 4046 for places

Disney Day!
19 February
10.30am
Film screening at 10.30am of the Princess and the Frog, followed by and an afternoon of craft. We'll also have a face painter!
Drop in, no booking required

BORDER FORCE NATIONAL MUSEUM (Seized! Border and Customs Uncovered)
Free entry
Open daily 10am-5pm
Albert Dock, Liverpool
www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/seized
Telephone 0151 478 4499

Rummage
15, 22 February
Intervals from 1pm
Get a taste of the training for Rummage Officers. Come and search our ship to see if you can spot any signs of smuggling.
Collect a ticket on the day

Customs Cutters
14 February
1pm
These are the fastest ships on the sea! Join us to create your own crafty cutter.
Drop in, no booking required

Save Our Species - Chinese Zodiac
19, 20, 21 February
1pm
Our demonstrators will explain how Customs protects endangered species and help you to make an animal mask from the Chinese zodiac to take away.
Drop in, no booking required

Notes to Editors

About National Museums Liverpool

National Museums Liverpool comprises eight venues. Our collections are among the most important and varied in Europe and contain everything from Impressionist paintings and rare beetles to a lifejacket from the Titanic.

We attract more than 2.7m visitors every year. Our venues are the International Slavery Museum, Lady Lever Art Gallery, Merseyside Maritime Museum,  Museum of Liverpool, Sudley House, Border Force National Museum, Walker Art Gallery and World Museum.