Easter fun at the museums

Hop along to your local museum for a free dose of Easter fun! With a fantastic selection of events, activities and new exhibitions there’s something for everyone to be egg-cited about at National Museums Liverpool this Easter.

Wesołych Świąt means Happy Easter in Polish! Learn this and more in our Polish Easter event at World Museum (28 March). Join Mersey Polonia to make crafts and learn how Easter is celebrated in Poland.

Polish Easter

 

Fancy testing your skills as a Customs Officer? Come along to our special Easter Rummage (3, 6 April) at Seized! The Border and Customs Uncovered, within the Merseyside Maritime Museum The Easter Bunny has made a visit and left some treats for you find, so you can search our ship and look for the contraband.

If you can’t find any treats in our rummage ship, head upstairs in the Merseyside Maritime Museum for our Easter Chocolate event (3, 6 April) where you can join in with our mouth-watering chocolate activities.

Visitors will also have the chance to visit the new exhibition at the Merseyside Maritime Museum. Lusitania: life, loss, legacy, marks the centenary of the sinking of the Lusitania, on 7 May 2015. As well as the story of the Lusitania, the displays will consider the role of Liverpool’s liners in the First World War.

Launching on Thursday 2 April, you can also jump on the Dazzle Ferry to cross the Mersey, which includes an on-board exhibition co-curated by National Museums Liverpool and Tate Liverpool where visitors can learn more about the history of dazzle and the role that the Mersey Ferries took in the First World War.

The Snowdrop ferry has been ‘dazzled’ by Sir Peter Blake, and can be seen on the river from Spring 2015 until the end of 2016, as it continues its commuter service, River Explorer and Manchester Ship Canal trips. In fact, this is the first Dazzle Ship commission using a working vessel.

The Museum of Liverpool will open a brand new exhibition over Easter weekend. L8 Unseen reveals the hidden histories of families from the Liverpool 8 area through striking large-scale photographs taken by renowned photographer Othello De’Souza-Hartley.

Over at the International Slavery Museum we are having African Easter Crafts sessions (3, 4, 5 April), so come along and join in with activities inspired by African Easter.

Our Art Galleries are also celebrating the season with Easter events. The Walker Art Gallery and Sudley House are holding craft activities for everyone to get involved in.

Be inspired by spring and the paintings in our collections to make your own seasonal creations with Spring into Action (7, 8, 9 April) at the Walker Art Gallery and Easter Crafts, when you can be creative and make a card for someone special, or basket to store all your chocolate (3 April).

Easter baskets at Walker Art Gallery (2)

Then hop over the River Mersey to the Lady Lever Art Gallery and see if you can find our Hopping Hare (17 April) hiding in the Gallery. When you’ve found him, you can then make your own 3D hare to take home with you.

There’s lots to do, so for more details of our Easter events, please visit http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/easter