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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.

Print making

  • Lady Lever Art Gallery
  • Tuesday 17 January, 10.15am, 11.30am, 1.15pm
  • 60 minute sessions for ages 4 years +
  • Maximum 20 participants (including adults)  

Explore our beautiful Gallery and create your own prints using techniques demonstrated by the session leader.


  • Merseyside Maritime Museum 
  • Wednesday 15 February 2017 , 10.15am, 11.30am, 1.15pm
  • 60 minute sessions for ages 5 years to adult
  • Maximum 30 participants (including adults)  

Families will enjoy exploring the story of the Titanic together with our experienced staff, using crafts for younger children, and object handling.

You can download our Titanic and Liverpool worksheets in advance and take them around the exhibition. The worksheets are suitable for children age 7 and over.

Ammonites and belemnites

  • World Museum
  • Wednesday 1 March, 10.15am, 11.30am, 1.15pm
  • 40 minute session for key stage 2 children

Come find out about these fascinating creatures which lived in the oceans millions of years ago and make your own model to take home. You will also discover what fossils are and get hands on with some examples from our handling collection. 

This session involves being able to sit quietly and listen to instructions. It also involves hands-on crafts using beads, which can be fiddly. A colouring station will be available for younger siblings that come along.

Life in West Africa

  • International Slavery Museum
  • Monday 6 March, 10.15am, 11.30am, 1.15pm
  • 60 minute session for ages 5 +
  • Maximum 30 participants (including adults)

Find out about West African communities through a range of hands-on activities and crafts led by our education team. Try some African musical instruments, find out about amazing African kingdoms and get creative by making your own paintings inspired by the Art of Uli.  

We will also have two museum trails available for exploring in the gallery, suitable for ages 4-7 and ages 7+.

Best buildings

  • Museum of Liverpool
  • Thursday 9 March, 10.15am, 11.30am, 1.15pm
  • 60 minute session, suitable for key stages 1 and 2 children
  • Maximum 30 participants (including adults)

Families will be inspired by Ben Johnson's Liverpool Cityscape painting and the iconic buildings of Liverpool. Create your own Liverpool cityscape and find out about the historic buildings around us.

Little smugglebusters

  • Seized! gallery at Merseyside Maritime Museum
  • Wednesday 26 April, 10.15am, 11.30am, 1.15pm 
  • 45 minute session for key stage 1 and 2 children
  • Maximum 30 participants (including adults)

Visitors to the museum can explore the intriguing world of the Border Force officers, checking luggage with the help of Sniffer the dog, learning about smugglers and objects that people hide in their cases. There is time for play and to create a passport to help you on your travels.

This session involves being able to sit quietly and listen to instructions. It also involves hands-on exploration of objects, drawing/sketching. Baby play area provided.

Also available

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