Family visits

girls in the museum, laughing and trying on hats

© Mark McNulty

Baby changing and prams

  • 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 café on the ground floor.

cartoon spider

Things to see and 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. This Wednesday 1 October, the gallery will be closed until 2pm. 
  • Look out for Winnie the spider throughout the museum, to find lots of things to do  - including the storytelling tent and tales of the riverbank in the Wondrous Place gallery and build a city in The People's Republic gallery.
  • Our quarterly Family e-newsletter has details of our free family exhibitions, events and activities.  A large print version is also available.

  When I was little - new for 2014!

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.