Family visits

family following a museum trail

© Pete Carr

Facilities

  • There are baby changing facilities on the ground floor.
  • There is a buggy park where prams and pushchairs can be left on the ground floor.
  • A children's menu and bottle warming facilities are available in the Waterfront café on the ground floor.

Trails

Follow Winnie the spider's trail or the Liver bird trail round the museum. Free copies are available from the Welcome desk.

Things to do

Little Liverpool is a hands-on gallery specially for visitors under the age of six. Up to 50 people at a a time can enjoy the gallery - a maximum of 35 children and 15 adults (please do not leave your children unattended). Entry is by a free timed ticket, which can be collected from the welcome desk on the day of your visit.

Our Family e-newsletter has details of our free family exhibitions, events and activities. A large print version is also available.

  When I was little 

illustration of a small child holding hands with an older person

When I was little  is an activity for young children aged three to seven and grandparents (or older friends or relatives) to do together on a visit to the Museum of Liverpool. Borrow a backpack from the welcome desk when you arrive. Each backpack contains activities to help you explore the museum together and share your memories, plus an album for you to keep.

Children are encouraged to ask their nanas and grandads about their own childhood and the objects they see together in museum displays, then write or draw their findings in the album. At the end of the visit the album is yours to take home as a keepsake. 

Backpacks can be borrowed from the welcome desk at any time, free of charge, for up to two hours, subject to availability on the day.

girls in the museum, laughing and trying on hats

© Mark McNulty