Schools and groups
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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
Learning 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 Learning sessions page.
Our education booklets, which give an overview of what we offer for different age groups in all our venues, can be downloaded here:
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.
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 or contact the Education and Communities team.
Guided visits to the Museum of Liverpool specially for older local people
Take a gentle stroll through Liverpool's past. Do you remember when the river Mersey was full of ships? Shops like Blacklers? Days out at New Brighton? Visiting Colomendy?
If so, you may enjoy our memory walk. You'll see some objects and images that you might just remember, share memories and stories and find out how Liverpool's history is being told today.
Memory walks are free. They are currently available on weekdays and must be booked in advance. Sessions last approximately one hour and can accommodate up to 25 people.
The Museum of Liverpool is fully accessible and support is available on this tour for people with disabilities. Please state any specific needs when booking.
To book, or for further enquiries, please email the communities team using this contact form or phone 0151 478 4242.
The House of Memories
The House of Memories is an innovative dementia awareness training programme for social care staff. Visit the House of Memories section of the website to find out how the objects and stories in our museums can help improve the wellbeing and quality of life of people living with dementia.