It’s not always possible to jet off on holiday and so often there are plenty of adventures to be had right on your doorstep. We love hitting the museums when rain stops play and here’s our pick of the best family friendly fab four museums in Liverpool.
From budding historians and artists, to mini world explorers and space adventurers there’s a museum in Liverpool to enthuse and educate and many of them are free to visit – apart from some charges for temporary exhibits.
The Museum of Liverpool was our most recent outing and with so much iconic popular culture surrounding the city it’s a big hit with grown-ups and kids alike. Lose yourself in the Liver Birds trail and find out more about the historic experiences of the migrant Irish, Black and Jewish communities. We caught the John and Yoko exhibition which runs until April and we were amused by the wishes placed on the tree!
It’s never too early to get your kids into art and the Tate goes out of its way to encourage kids of all ages to get involved. There are arty trails and activities to follow and children can play spot the game around the building using the prompt cards – giving you time to ponder over the Picasso.
Earlier this year we visited The World Museum and were lucky to get tickets for the fantastic ‘China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors’ exhibition. The museum takes you on a 5,000-year journey through time to Ancient Egypt, life sciences, earth sciences and human cultures – in other words all the best bits – dinosaurs, space adventure mummies and Romans!
At the Merseyside Maritime Museum don’t miss the Titanic exhibit and take the opportunity to learn about the dangerous world of smuggling and contraband as well as the important work that goes on to protect endangered species. Fun pirate trails for kids and the sea urchins drop off play area make this a great place to visit with children.
The great news for those visiting with babies is that these fab four museums all have great baby changing facilities, family friendly cafes and welcome and encourage breast-feeding mums. We hope we’ve inspired you to visit our home town, or to check out your local museum. To get you started here’s a list of the best museums around the UK
If you are going further afield, read our article on flying with a baby this Christmas for some festive tips.