Explore the Gallery with a 'When I was little' backpack © Pete Carr The Education team at the Lady Lever Art Gallery have launched new resources for family visitors as part of our Heritage Lottery Funded project work. The resources link to the recently refurbished South End galleries and are free to borrow from the Welcome Desk on arrival.
'When I was little' backpack and album'When I was little' is an activity for young children aged three to seven and their grandparents (or older friends or relatives) to do together on a visit to the Gallery. You can borrow a backpack from the Welcome Desk when you arrive. Each backpack contains activities to help you explore the Gallery together and share memories. Children are encouraged to ask their nanas and grandads about their own childhood and the objects they see together in Gallery displays, then write or draw their findings in the album. At the end of the visit you can take the album home as a keepsake. Dress up like someone from our 18th century paintings with a costume from our treasure basket! © Pete Carr
Story bagsThere are three new story bags which are themed on seashells, Chinese dragons and a white horse. Each story bag contains books, toys, costumes, puppets along with suggested activities for families while exploring the Gallery. Here’s what visitors thought about the story bags after using them over half term:
"We loved the Seashell children's story bag. It was lots of fun. Thank you!" "The Dragon story bag was very good for my 3 year old."