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Rainbow-bright Eye for Colour exhibition returns to World Museum

Returning to Liverpool for its 10th anniversary, Eye for Colour opens at World Museum on 22 January until 4 September 2016. Guaranteed to alert the senses and stimulate the mind, the family-friendly exhibition is jam-packed with hands-on exhibits and interactive displays, exploring the endless ways in which colour shapes our world.

Director of World Museum, Steve Judd, said:

“In the past decade, Eye for Colour has been seen by more than a million people across Europe and we are over the moon – or I should say over the rainbow - that it’s returning to World Museum! It’s the perfect exhibition to bring the kids to, allowing them to have fun and learn – and it’s free for the whole family.”

Do you know why the sky is blue? Have you ever wondered how fast light is? Or why we don’t see rainbows all the time? Visitors can discover the answers to these mind-boggling questions, and other fascinating facts in Eye for Colour.

The free exhibition encourages visitors to understand the science of colour, with displays to amaze and engage all the family. Take a step into the Mood Room, a space that allows you to experience and explore the effect colour can have on the way you feel, or find out the impact colour can have on how we enjoy our food.

Learn how the human eye sees and interprets colour through the Human Eye interactive, or delve into the Artist’s Palette, that illustrates how pigments are made and what they used to be made from (cow’s urine yellow for example!). Little ones can also dress up in camouflage, build a rainbow, and learn how animals see colour.

Throughout the exhibition run there is a programme of free, family-friendly events, including arts and crafts. For full activity and exhibition details, please visit our website -    

Eye for Colour was created by National Museums Liverpool and funded by the National Lottery through the Millennium Commission.


Free entry                                                                                   
Open daily 10am-5pm                                                                @World_Museum
World Museum, William Brown Street,
Liverpool, L3 8EN                                                                       Facebook/worldmuseum                                       
Telephone 0151 478 4393

Notes to Editors

About World Museum
From the sea to the stars, a visit to World Museum reveals millions of years of the Earth’s history through thousands of exhibits and hands on activities. Find out how humans have created the world we inhabit, from Africa to the Americas, Asia and Europe. The Museum houses our Ancient Egypt gallery (containing a collection that is amongst the finest in Europe) that is currently undergoing an exciting refurbishment. You can discover the wonders of the natural world in the Clore Natural History Centre, packed full of mounted and preserved specimens of all types of animals, as well as rocks, minerals, fossils and plants (see website for Centre opening times). The Aquarium is home to fish from Australia to Anglesey, while an array of creepy crawlies live in the Bug House.Then, blast off on a spectacular journey through space and time as the universe unfolds around you in the Planetarium. Open daily, 10am-5pm. Free entry.

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 almost 2.7 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.