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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.

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.

Animals in danger

  • Seized! gallery at Merseyside Maritime Museum
  • Wednesday 24 May, 10.15am, 11.30am, 1.15pm 
  • 60 minute session for children age 5 and over
  • Maximum 30 participants (including adults)

Find out about some of the endangered species that people try to smuggle into the country. Learn a little about the wildlife and get up close with our snake skins and crocodile handbags. Then create an animal mask to take home.

This session involves being able to sit quietly and listen to instructions. It also involves being creative with hands-on crafts. Baby play area provided.

Fantastic fans

  • Walker Art Gallery
  • Thursday 25 May, 10.15am, 11.30am, 1.15pm 
  • 60 minute session for children age 4 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.

Titanic

  • Merseyside Maritime Museum 
  • Wednesday 7 June, 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.

Also available

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