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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.

Water

  • Lady Lever Art Gallery
  • Tuesday 12 September, 10.15am, 11.30am, 1.15pm 
  • 60 minute session for children age 5 and over
  • Maximum 30 participants (including adults)

This one hour interactive session investigates how water is depicted in different paintings on gallery.  The colour and movement of water is explored before participants create their own water themed paintings to take home. 

Complementary resources to support the day’s learning:

Let's be archaeologists!

  • Museum of Liverpool
  • Tuesday 31 October, 11.15am, 1.15pm 
  • 60 minute session for children age 5 and over

Become an archaeologist and get hands-on with objects from the past. Explore the Museum’s timeline to learn how archaeologists work before having a go yourself in our simulated dig boxes. Uncover the clues and puzzle out how people lived in Merseyside in the past! Baby area and colouring in available too.

A gallery tour is included in this session so children must be comfortable to walk around the museum in a led group.

Handling objects will be accessible to the children so please supervise those who may need extra support.

Children need to follow instructions to get the best from this session.

Fantastic fans

  • Walker Art Gallery
  • Wednesday 8 November, 10.15am, 11.30am, 1.15pm 
  • 60 minute session for children age 3 and over
  • Maximum 20 participants (including adults)

Be inspired by the Walker’s collection and design and create your very own decorative fan to take home with you. This session will include a short fan-tastic tour of the gallery, so children must be comfortable to walk around the gallery in a led group.

Some fans (handling objects) will be accessible to the children so please supervise those who may need extra support.

Egyptian animal mummies

  • World Museum 
  • Wednesday 13 December, 10.15am, 11.15am, 1.15pm
  • 50 minute sessions for ages 7 to 11
  • Maximum 30 participants (including adults)  

Did you know that the ancient Egyptians used to mummify animals as gifts to their gods? Join us to find out more about this fascinating civilisation, and have at go at making your own coloured card cat or owl  mummy to take home. 

Children need to be able to listen quietly, sit still and ollow strict rules about object handling. Egypt gallery including a tactile trail suitable for families/SEN.

Complementary resources to support the day’s learning:

Pottery painting

  • Walker Art Gallery
  • Thursday 25 January, 10.15am, 11.30am, 1.15pm 
  • 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.