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Home educators

children looking at museum display

National Museums Liverpool welcomes home educators and we are piloting a series of sessions which are aimed at supporting the needs of home educating families and groups.

These sessions are all free but they do need to be booked in advance to make sure that we can accommodate your group.

To reserve a place on any of the dates listed below please complete a booking form.

West African culture and craft

  • International Slavery Museum 
  • Monday 22 January, 11.30am and 1.15pm 
  • 60 minute sessions, suitable for all ages 
  • Maximum 30 participants (including adults)  

Get hands on with objects from our museum’s collection to explore what daily life was like in West African countries before the transatlantic slave trade began and find out more about West African cultures, art, music and daily life.

This workshop will include activities suitable for all age groups but please do inform us of the ages of the children you intend to bring so that we can best cater to your needs!

Pottery painting

  • Walker Art Gallery
  • Thursday 25 January - all sessions are now fully booked
  • 60 minute session for children age 4 and over

Be inspired by the Walker’s beautiful collections. Become a real-life designer and decorate your own piece of pottery to take home with you. This session will include a short tour of the gallery, so children must be comfortable to walk around the gallery in a led group.

This session involves working with crockery/porcelain pens so it is unsuitable for very young children.

The Big Art Gallery, suaitable for ages 0-6, is also open to the public from 10am-5pm, everyday. Big Art led sessions can also be booked. 

Self-led trails and activities are also available.

Also available

If you don't want to book a session you can also use these resources when you visit.