Fangs and flares on William Brown Street

Half Term Events

Kids love dinosaurs. They also love dressing up. This half term they can do both on the fabulous William Brown Street!

At the top of the hill, visitors to the Walker Art Gallery can channel their inner supermodel in the Big Booth on Wednesday 15, Thursday 16 and Friday 17 February 2012.  So grab your flares and strike a pose because the photo booth, big enough for the whole family, will be kitted out in a retro style to celebrate Feathercuts and Flares, the Walker’s display of 70s fashion, with fancy dress and props on hand.

Fashion lovers can also take part in the 70s fashion art and craft workshops available in the gallery on the same days.

If your little ones prefer fun that comes with sharp teeth and an almighty roar, then a trip down the hill to World Museum will bring them face to face with some ferocious beasts in the Age of the Dinosaur. Open daily, the exhibition features six life-size dinosaurs set in a Jurassic forest of 65 million years ago.

The admission charge for Age of the Dinosaur is £6 adults, £3 children and concessions, under 5s free, £14 families. Book online at There are no booking fees. 

In addition to the exhibition a free dinosaur trail takes visitors around World Museum’s own collections.

Notes for editors

About National Museums Liverpool

National Museums Liverpool comprises eight venues. 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 2.6 million visitors every year. Our venues are World Museum, the Walker Art Gallery, Merseyside Maritime Museum, International Slavery Museum, UK Border Agency National Museum, Sudley House and the Lady Lever Art Gallery.  

In July 2011, our eighth venue, the Museum of Liverpool, opened at the city's Pier Head, part of the city's World Heritage Site. The museum tells the definitive story of Liverpool and its people and contains more than 6,000 items.

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