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Thursday, 14 June 2012

Liverpool's Museums

Around Albert Dock there are a number of Museums.  These include Tate Liverpool, Maritime Museum and Museum of Liverpool.  During our visit we paid a visit to all 3 of them.  I did not think the kids would like the Tate too much and after half an hour they were asking to go.  I personally would have liked to spend a little more time there but to be honest I think they are a little too young to appreciate what the gallery had to offer. 

The common thread to Liam's remarks were 'how is xxx art?' whilst looking at for example some blocks of wood placed on the floor.  On a couple of occasions I struggled to answer this question myself.   Some of the modern art to me really isn't art and I just don't get it.  I'm quite sure alot of people would look at my scrapbookings and say the same.  Art really is a personal things and what one person likes another will feel different about.

On Sunday afternoon we went to the Maritime Museum.  They were holding a series of events during half term and we spent nearly 4 hours there.  As this year is 100 years since the Titanic disaster there is a large Titanic exhibition at the museum due to the Boats links with Liverpool.

Considering we had paid to visit the two ferry attractions and spent less than an hour in total, the maritime museum was fantastic with free entry.  Liam and Freya had tons of questions for the staff and were genuinely interested in everything the saw. 

Tuesday morning we visited the Museum of Liverpool a new attraction that only opened last year.  The museum is very interaction and there are video shows on The Beatles and Liverpool and Everton football clubs.  There is also a great karaoke booth which Liam and Freya loved.

The kids loved the Solider display and had fun trying on various military helmets.

There was also this giant painting of Liverpool with a video showing how it was painted.

We loved the museums of Liverpool and could have spent much more time there exploring all they had to offer.

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