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Posted on Wednesday 9th October 2013
Picture of a knitted Liver Bird

Tula Moon Knitted Liver Bird

Shops at National Museums Liverpool ready for festive rush 

National Museums Liverpool has a fabulous selection of Christmas gifts for all the family.

From dinosaur cuddly toys to amazing prints for the home, the shops at our museums and galleries have something for everyone.

Gifts include a range of Scouseware ceramics, stylish LFC and EFC prints as well as stunning jewellery, fashion accessories and extensive range of books. The ever popular Super Lambananas are back in stock - every home should have one.

To complement the new Magic Worlds exhibition which opens on 19 October, World Museum gift shop will conjure dressing up costumes for kids. From 19 October pint-sized fairies, witches and wizards can stock up on top hats and wands.

For the very first time dozens of products are now available to buy online at: www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/shop

As well as traditional presents, people can purchase a seat dedication at the Museum of Liverpool theatre. Or buy somebody membership to National Museums Liverpool – giving them discounts in museum shops, cafes and restaurants as well as invitations to exclusive exhibition events.

Stacey Hammond, Head of Business Development at National Museums Liverpool, said: “We have an extensive range of gifts for all the family. We hope shoppers make our gift shops their destination for fun, quirky and arty gifts.

“As well as being fantastic products, people can buy in the knowledge that profits from our shop sales go back into supporting our museums and galleries.”

National Museums Liverpool top ten gifts this Christmas:

For home birds:

Knitted Liverbird mounted print by Tula Moon £11

A patchwork print by Tula Moon of a Liverbird made up from colourful cropped images of knitting. Comes with a cream coloured mount ready to frame and brighten up your home.  Dimensions: 25.4 x 20.3cm. Brand: Tula Moon. Available at Museum of Liverpool shop or at www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/shop

For the girl who looks her best:

Pre-Raphaelite inspired compact mirror £9

This pretty Pre-Raphaelite inspired compact mirror is decorated with the Daffodil pattern by William Morris. It has a push button clasp to open and contains a normal mirror and a magnifying mirror inside. Dimensions: Diameter 6.5 x D1cm. Fabric: Metal with plastic coated pattern. Brand: William Morris. Available at Lady Lever Art Gallery or www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/shop

For Mersey footy fanatics: 

LFC and EFC prints £10

A stylish A4 print a great gift for the eternal Evertonian or life-long Liverpool fan. EFC print features names of iconic players including Labone, Royale, Southall, Latchford, Kendall, Dean and Sheedy. LFC print features Liddell, Clemence, Gerrard, McDermott, Keegan, Shankly, Dalglish and Carragher. Dimensions: 21 x 29.7cm. Brand: Destination Liverpool. Available at the Museum of Liverpool or www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/shop

For a Jurassic Christmas: 

Knitted Triceratops £13

This cute, bright red, knitted Triceratops is baby safe so it's suitable for dinosaur lovers of all ages. Dimensions: L26 x W11 x H13cm. Fabric: Acrylic with polyester fibre stuffing. Brand: Best Years. Available at World Museum or www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/shop

Perfect for your tea by the tree:

Scouseware mug, Soft Lad £14

This mug is from a range of Scouseware ceramics which include images and phrases from typical Scouse slang. They represent Scouse humour perfectly and are an ideal gift. Dimensions:  DIA 10 x H8cm. Brand: Moorland Pottery. Made in the UK. Available from the Museum of Liverpool, World Museum gift shops or www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/shop

Shoulder the present responsibility:

In a Nutshell mini satchel £40

In a Nutshell mini satchel – this cute and compact satchel has a pretty design on the front with the phrase "These are a few of my favourites".  The top and reverse of the bag has a quirky repeat turquoise and cream spotty design. The lining is a pretty green cotton and inside there are large and small compartments to keep your special items organised. The smaller compartment has a zip and there are slip pockets for mobile phones or media items. The shoulder strap is adjustable to ensure a comfortable fit. Dimensions: W28 x H20 x D8cm. Fabric: Polyurethane. Brand: Disaster Designs. Available from Lady Lever Art Gallery gift shop or www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/shop

For arty bookworms:

Pre-Raphaelite Treasures at National Museums Liverpool – book £9.99

The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood heralded an exciting new direction in British art, and the works of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Everett Millais, William Holman Hunt and their contemporaries remain some of the most popular, evocative and recognisable Victorian art. Liverpool patrons and artists encouraged the group when London critics were hostile, and the city became home to its own Pre-Raphaelite school. The Walker Art Gallery, Lady Lever Art Gallery and Sudley House hold some of the finest works by both London-based and Liverpool Pre-Raphaelite artists, 71 of which are featured in this book, which is available from the Walker Art Gallery, Lady Lever Art Gallery and www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/shop

Every home should have one:

Super Lambanana £32

A yellow ceramic replica of the iconic Super Lambanana statue. The Super Lambanana is an original work of art by Japanese based artist Taro Chiezo. Dimensions: W19 x H17 x D5cm approx. Brand: Super Lambanana Ltd. Available from the Museum of Liverpool, World Museum, Walker Art Gallery, Merseyside Maritime Museum gift shops or www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/shop

Dress to impress:

Ruby Peacock ring £12

This glamorous, vintage, peacock ring designed by Rosie Fox is embellished with ruby red crystals. The ring has an elasticated stretch band so one size fits all. The ring is part of a range at the Museum of Liverpool shop to compliment the April Ashley: Portrait of a lady exhibition. Dimensions: 3.5cm long. Fabric: Metal with crystals. Buy at the Museum of Liverpool or at www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/shop

For culture vultures:

Membership to National Museums Liverpool £25 (adult membership)

Buy that cultured somebody a 12 month membership to National Museums Liverpool. Benefits include discounts in our cafes, restaurants and shops and invitations to exclusive members events, including private views of the latest exhibitions.

Join at www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/membership or ring: 0151 478 4157


Dedicate a seat at the Museum of Liverpool (from £250)

A unique gift that will see your name or dedication inside the Museum. From £250, make an enduring dedication with an engraved theatre seat. The Museum of Liverpool's 192 seat theatre| is now open. Your dedication will be engraved onto a plaque on one of the theatre seats and be displayed on a special acknowledgement panel at the theatre entrance. More details at www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/molappeal

About National Museums Liverpool

National Museums Liverpool comprises eight venues, including some of the most visited museums in England outside of London. Our collections are among the most important and varied in Europe and contain everything from Impressionist paintings and rare beetles to a lifejacket from the Titanic. We attract more than 3 million visitors every year. Our venues are the Museum of Liverpool, World Museum, the Walker Art Gallery, Merseyside Maritime Museum, International Slavery Museum, Border Force National Museum, Sudley House and the Lady Lever Art Gallery.