World Museum

World Museum
William Brown Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 8EN
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World Museum

Liverpool's World Museum has extensive collections of archaeology, ethnology and the natural and physical sciences. The museum opened in 1851, although was originally known as Derby Museum after the Earl of Derby's natural history collection.

The museum was heavily damaged by bombing during the blitz, though much of the collection was moved to safer locations. The building itself greatly suffered, meaning large parts of the museum were inaccessible for some time.

Today, the World Museum is free to visit and boasts over 1.7 million artefacts and specimens. Special attractions include the Natural History Centre, which has many interactive and hands-on exhibits and a planetarium where kids can see a range of shows about space.

There are two cafes in the museum; one on the ground floor and one on the fifth floor. In the shop, you can find books, jewellery, crafts, food and gift ideas as well as souvenirs and toys for kids.

World Museum is in Liverpool city centre, close to the entrance to the Queensway Tunnel and Lime Street station. There is pay and display parking outside the museum on William Brown Street and behind the museum on Hunter Street. The nearest other car park is at Queen Square.

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Amazing animals

A session based on our living animal collection, more suitable for adult or higher education groups. This workshop will introduce you a variety of animals housed at World Museum from both our Aquarium and Bug House galleries. One of our animal care team will talk you through the amazing adaptations of these creatures as…

Thu 14 Mar

Prices to be confirmed / 0151 478 4393

Fri 26 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0151 478 4393

Fri 3 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0151 478 4393

…and 7 more dates until 12 Jul

Aquarium Behind the Scenes Tour

Ever wanted to know what it takes to look after all the amazing animals in our aquarium? Wonder no more! Why not book onto this 20 minute guided tour with one of our knowledgeable aquarium team members. You'll be taken into our back of house facilities to see how we look after the animals in our care. Each tour will have…

Tue 27 Feb

£4 (Children £3) / 0151 478 4393

Wed 28 Feb

£4 (Children £3) / 0151 478 4393

Thu 29 Feb

£4 (Children £3) / 0151 478 4393

Bees: A Story of Survival

Bees: A Story of Survival is a visually stunning and immersive experiential wonderland that reveals the epic tale of these incredible creatures and their essential relationship with the natural world. In a unique partnership with the award-winning artist and sculptor Wolfgang Buttress, Bees: A Story of Survival is a…

…and 6 more dates until 12 May

Identification workshop: Introduction to Bees

This one-day workshop will give an introduction to identifying and recording bees and will focus on the common and distinctive species found in the North-West. The day will start with an introductory presentation followed by an identification session looking at specimens of common bee species. After lunch we will make our…

Wed 1 May

£7.50 (£5) / 0151 478 4393

Identification workshop: Slugs

A two-day workshop with Imogen Cavadino, learning about slugs, their ecology and how to identify and record them. This two-day workshop will cover: An introduction to slugs and their ecology Identifying live slug specimens to species using the FSC AIDGAP key Slugs of Britain and Ireland How to get started recording slugs…

Sat 9 Mar

£15 (£10) / 0151 478 4393

Identification workshop: Spider-hunting wasps

This two-day workshop will look at the habitats, nesting and identification of the many genera of spider hunting wasps found in Britain. Day 1 will concentrate on females, looking at the identification features that characterise the various genera with the opportunity to take specimens through relevant keys. Day 2 will…

Thu 11 Apr

£15 (£10) / 0151 478 4393

Intro to art workshop: Origami

Get creative with our World Museum facilitator team as we explore the intricate art of origami. Try your hand at learning a number of popular designs, chat with our staff about the history of the artform and its benefits for health and wellbeing. This session is suitable for ages 12 and up and you are welcome to book in…

Sat 2 Mar

£5 (Children £3) / 0151 478 4393