21 May 2021 5pm – Late

LightNight at Museum of Liverpool

17:00 – 22:00

Museum of Liverpool

NB: This event is from our 2020 calendar.

Museum of Liverpool
Pier Head
Liverpool Waterfront
L3 1DG

0151 478 4545

Access info & map

Enjoy special events and a late opening of the museum’s ground floor galleries until 22:00, and Rhythms of the Candomblé Orixás outside on the steps at 21:00 -22:00.


Early Settlers and the Calderstones 17:30, 18:30 & 20:30

Glimpse into the lives of the first people to settle here and gain some understanding of a society and culture far removed from our own at this series of talks. Connect with a people who did not see the divide between the supernatural and natural worlds as we do today.


Ron Cowell, Curator of Prehistoric Archaeology 18:00, 19:30 & 21:00

Uncover how early societies have been rediscovered by archaeologists and explore the belief systems of Merseyside’s earliest people through the scant symbols and structures they left behind. Piece together the rhythm of the daily lives of prehistoric people, their rituals and their beliefs.


Rituals as the Theatre of our Lives (family friendly) 20:30 — 21:30

Local playwriting group Lantern Writers perform short plays reflecting rituals as the theatre of our lives; bridging the past and present. 15+


Rhythms of the Candomblé Orixás (family friendly) Museum of Liverpool Steps, Pier Head 21:00 — 22:00

A show-stopping dusk performance from samba reggae drumming band Batala Mersey. Performed by over 30 drummers in traditional costume as they pay homage to the spiritual significance of the band’s Afro-Brazilian roots and tell the story of three orixás. 3 x 20min ritualistic percussive routines.