- Street: William Brown St
- City: Liverpool L3 8EN,
- Country: United Kingdom
- Listed: June 17, 2017 8:20 am
- Expires: 355 days, 2 hours
World Museum is a large museum in Liverpool, England which has extensive collections covering archaeology, ethnology and the natural and physical sciences. Special attractions include the Natural History Centre and a planetarium. Entry to the museum is free. The museum is part of National Museums Liverpool.The museum has recently undergone extensive refurbishment in order to double the size of the display spaces, making even more of the collections accessible for visitors. Major new galleries include World Cultures, the Bug House and the Weston Discovery Centre. A central entrance hall and six-storey atrium opened in 2005. On reopening after this refurbishment and extension the museum’s name changed from its previous title of Liverpool Museum, which it had held since its establishment at its current William Brown Street site in 1860.The World museum is one of the great museums of the British regions, with varied collections and displays of life sciences, earth sciences and human cultures from around the world.
Our award winning Clore Natural History Centre is the place to come to get your hands on more than 20,000 of the most unusual and fascinating items from our huge natural science collections. You can:
*touch a hippopotamus skull, examine an exotic tropical butterfly or hold a mammoth tooth.
*examine rocks, minerals, fossils and plants.
*use the interactive displays and take part in hands-on activities
Enter our dinosaur gallery if you dare!
Come face to face with life-size casts of the skeletons of ferocious dinosaurs! See the Allosaurus about to attack the defenceless plant-eater Camptosaurus, both from the Jurassic rocks of the American Mid-West.
Explore sandstone slabs that line the walls with the footprints of extinct reptiles and enter a time tunnel to see how life has changed through geological time. When you reach the end you will find bones of mammoths and cave bears of the Pleistocene Ice Age.
See World Museum’s amazing collections come to life in the Treasure House TheatreThis exciting attraction combines new technology with historic treasures from our
collections. With everything from hands-on activities examining ancient exhibits, to live video conference links, there’s always something different going on.
The World Cultures gallery takes you on a journey around the globe looking at Africa, The Americas, Asia and Oceania.Drawing on our huge ethnographic collections, the gallery introduces you to the peoples of the world. Their traditions, beliefs and religions are explained through the objects and artefacts they created.
The museum holds approximately 80,000 artefacts from across the ancient world and is notable for its Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Anglo-Saxon collections. With the exception of numismatics, armoury and weapons our collections are from before approximately 1200 AD.The collections of the antiquities department have grown for over 150 years through gifts, bequests, purchases and subscriptions to archaeological excavations. The collections incorporate the surviving parts of Joseph Mayer’s extensive collection of antiquities which he donated to the city in 1867. Mayer’s collection is based on purchases of important collections put together in the early 1800s and is of international historical importance.
The British and European collection has a wide chronological span, from the Palaeolithic to the post-Medieval period. The four most important collection areas are the prehistoric stone tools, Celtic antiquities and Early Medieval ivories. Except for a small amount of material from 19th century excavations we do not have finds from the Merseyside area as these now form the archaeology collections at the Museum of Liverpool.
This collection comprises approximately 1000 items from Anglo-Saxon England (5th-10th centuries AD) all overwhelmingly from the original donation of Joseph Mayer in 1867. Many of these were excavated in the late 18th century by the Reverend Bryan Faussett (1720-1776) and include several exceptional objects, such as the Kingston Brooch, the largest known Anglo-Saxon composite brooch ever discovered. The collection has great research potential, and is of national importance.
Visit the official website for complete details,World Museum Liverpool, Englandwww.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk
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