Schools and groups

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© Pete Carr

The Museum of Liverpool offers a wide range of educational opportunities, making it an ideal place to engage learners of all ages from formal education and community groups.

Booking a group visit

Education sessions

Education sessions are free of charge and usually link to the national curriculum through our collections and displays. Many sessions are led by a member of our team, while some are self-led. Booking well in advance is advised.

Popular topics include local history, the influence of the River Mersey, the 1960s, and the city's iconic buildings. It's also a great place to examine Victorian Liverpool and court housing. Younger groups can pre-book the hands-on children's gallery Little Liverpool.

Details of the sessions available for groups, from early years to key stage 3, are on the education sessions page.

Preparing for your visit - some useful resources

We strongly advise that all teachers and accompanying adults visiting the gallery with a group read the guidance notes on the resources page. This will give you all the practical information you need to ensure that you have an enjoyable and productive visit, including sample risk assessments.

You will also find lots of useful pdfs and images for teachers and group leaders to download for use in the museum, and use in the classroom afterwards.

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Free workshops for schools with the Fawcett Society

Teaching young people about their suffrage history and empowering them to fight gender inequality today.

On Thursday 5 July the Museum of Liverpool and the Fawcett Society in Liverpool are working in partnership to offer young people the opportunity to participate in exciting workshops to celebrate 100 years of the first women securing the vote.

The workshops are aimed at young people aged 14 - 18. Participants will:

  • Find out about early campaigners for the vote, what they did and why it mattered
  • Get the chance to discuss what the current challenges are facing young women today and think about what gender equality means to them
  • Use suffrage images to design their own banner or campaign slogan
  • Find out about women’s history through the Museum of Liverpool’s collection

The workshops are designed to compliment the History and PSHE curricula, and teachers will be directed to on line material which can be used to support this area of study.

The workshops are FREE to attend. Places are limited so please book early with Museum of Liverpool Education Manager Matthew Exley by emailing matt.exley@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk. Group leaders can book either a 9.30am-12.30pm or 1-4pm session. Facility to eat a packed lunch can be arranged at time of booking and we can offer advice on extending a visit with other workshops and gallery visits, in line with specified curricula need.

Introductory sessions for teachers

If you are interested in bringing a group to the Museum of Liverpool, we run introductory sessions for teachers. Sessions include:

  • A walk through the museum.
  • Essential preparation for a group visit, from coach parking to lunch facilities and risk assessments.
  • Introduction to key objects and interactives for each key stage.
  • An introduction to the menu of museum staff led sessions that are on offer.

For more information or to find out the date of the next session please ring 0151 478 4543.