National Museums Liverpool

The eight venues in the National Museums Liverpool group are World Museum Liverpool, the Walker Art Gallery, Merseyside Maritime Museum, the International Slavery Museum, the National Conservation Centre, Lady Lever Art Gallery, Sudley House and the forthcoming Museum of Liverpool.

World Museum Liverpool

World Museum Liverpool combines historic treasures from across the globe with the latest interactive technology to make an unbeatable family day out. Our internationally important collections include archaeology, ethnology and the natural and physical sciences as well as Britain's only free Planetarium. With everything from real live bugs to Egyptian mummies, prehistoric pottery to space exploration, as well as lots of hands-on fun, there's something for everyone inside.

Go to the World Museum Liverpool website.


Walker Art Gallery

The national gallery of the North, housing outstanding collections of British and European art from 1300 to the present day. Well known works include stunning renaissance masterpieces and one of the best collections of Victorian and Pre-Raphaelite art in the country. Visitors are also bound to recognise many other much loved works on our walls such as 'And when did you last see your father?' and the famous Tudor portraits.

Go to the Walker Art Gallery website.


Merseyside Maritime Museum

The Merseyside Maritime Museum in the historic Albert Dock tells the story of one of the world's greatest ports. Discover Liverpool's central role in centuries at sea as the gateway to the new world, how the Titanic, Lusitania and Empress of Ireland tragedies affected the city and how merchant navy ships operating out of the port have provided a lifeline in times of war and peace. The museum now also includes Seized! Revenue and Customs uncovered - the museum of the HM Revenue and Customs collections

Go to the Merseyside Maritime Museum website.


International Slavery Museum

This exciting new museum explores both the historical and contemporary aspects of slavery, addressing the many legacies of the slave trade and telling stories of bravery and rebellion amongst the enslaved people. These are stories which have been largely untold.

Go to the International Slavery Museum website.


National Conservation Centre

Science meets art in this award-winning venue that reveals the important behind-the-scenes work of museum conservators to the public. Everything in National Museums Liverpool's diverse collections from Roman sculpture to fabulous Vivienne Westwood outfits come here to be preserved and restored. Find out how our conservators use the latest scientific techniques to investigate these objects and unlock their secrets.

Go to the National Conservation Centre website.


Lady Lever Art Gallery

The Lady Lever Art Gallery is the beautiful legacy of soap magnate and discerning art collector William Hesketh Lever, the first Lord Leverhulme. The gallery is famous for its Pre-Raphaelite paintings but also has outstanding collections of Wedgwood, Chinese porcelain and 18th century furniture among the treasures on show. Named in memory of Lever's wife, the gallery forms the centrepiece of Port Sunlight, the garden village built for his workforce.

Go to the Lady Lever Art Gallery website.


Sudley House

Sudley House has the only Victorian merchant's art collection still held in its original setting - the former family home of the Liverpool ship owner George Holt. Works on show are drawn mainly from his fine collection of British paintings including works by Landseer and Turner, major Pre-Raphaelite pictures and 18th century portraits by Gainsborough, Reynolds, and Romney.

Go to the Sudley House website.


Museum of Liverpool

Opening in 2010/11, the new Museum of Liverpool will be one of the world's leading city history museums. Building on the success of the former Museum of Liverpool Life, which closed in 2006, the new museum will demonstrate Liverpool's unique contribution to the world and showcase popular culture while tackling social, historical and contemporary issues. It will be housed in a new landmark building at the Pier Head, at the core of the World Heritage Site on Liverpool's famous waterfront.

Go to the Museum of Liverpool website.

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