21 May 2021 5pm – Late

LightNight at World Museum

17:00 – 22:00

World Museum

NB: This event is from our 2020 calendar.

World Museum
William Brown Street
L3 8EL

0151 478 4393

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Night at the Museum (Family Friendly) 17:00 — 22:00

See phenomenal photographs of space, auroras and stars at the Astronomy Photographer of the Year exhibition, find out more about how astronauts prepare for space travel, or enjoy refreshments in the café until late.

Constellations (Family Friendly) 18:00 & 19:00

Join MDI, Merseyside Youth Dance Company, 50 Moves and Men!Dancing! for an immersive 15-minute dance performance. The dance is inspired by the rituals which different civilisations have created over time to honour the movement of the constellations and their effect on us.

Astronaut Rituals (Family Friendly) 18:15 — 19:00 & 19:15 — 21:00 (CANCELLED)

Learn about the rituals astronauts follow when preparing themselves for space travel in a hands-on interactive station.

Ancient Egyptian Rituals and Mummification 18:15 — 19:00 & 19:15 — 21:00

The ancient Egyptians ritualised the daily workings of life and death. Death was ruled by mummification rituals and life was ruled by the movements of the stars, which even influenced the positioning of the great pyramids. Explore the process of mummification though the handling collection and the ancient knowledge of the night sky with an interactive map installation.

Difficult Displays in Museums 18:30 — 18:50 & 19:30 — 19:50

Join Science Museum Research Fellow, Dr Angela Stienne and curators from National Museums Liverpool for an interactive discussion on the routines and rituals museums go through as they decide whether or not to display human remains. Discuss the ethical dilemmas of curating collections such as mummies in the ancient Egypt gallery and how we can interpret their stories. Book free tickets via liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/lightnight