Merseyside Events

Finds Surgery

A PAS finds surgery takes place at the Museum of Liverpool on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. The surgery will run from 12:00-16.00 and finds from Prehistory to c.1700 can be brought along to be identified and recorded. Address: Museum of Liverpool, Liverpool Waterfront, – Pier Head, Liverpool L3 1DG.



Festival of Archaeology 2017

To Celebrate the Festival of Archaeology the Museum of Liverpool will be hosting a range of free events to explore the archaeology collection and the long history of human activity in Merseyside!


Discover the skills and technology behind Liverpool John Moores University’s Face Lab with hands-on activities. Explore facial reconstruction including celebrity face ID from plaster casts, basic facial reconstruction skills and techniques, trials with haptic 3D modelling software, surface scanning and computerised facial reconstruction. Suitable for all visitors.

27th July 1pm-4pm

Stone Age Pendant-making

Join travellers Through Time to try your hand at using a stone age bow drill to make your very own pendant. Suitable for all visitors.

29 July, 12-30-3.30pm

Little Diggers

Follow the clues to find the treasures hidden around the museum in this fun and informative hunt especially for our younger visitors. Suitable for children 3-7 years old.

22, 24-28 July, ticketed sessions 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm

Roman Fibula-making

Join travellers Through Time to make your own Roman-style brooch using bent wire and beads. Suitable for all visitors.

22 July, 12.30-3.30

Let’s Be Archaeologists

Be an archaeologist and make your own discoveries about Liverpool and the surrounding areas. Carry out excavations of Roman, Viking, Tudor and Victorian sites, whilst learning about the importance of evidence and investigating the finds. Suitable for families.

24-26 July, ticketed sessions at 11am, 2pm and 3pm

Archaeology Crafternoon

Get making! Learn more about the archaeology of our region and make something to take home with you too! Suitable for families.

24, 26, 29 and 30 July 1-4pm

25 and 27 July, 11-12.30 and 1-4pm

Curatorial Talks

Join our archaeologists to learn about latest discoveries and highlights from the collection in a series of five curatorial talks. Suitable for adults.

28 July, 12.30pm-4.30pm

  • 30 ‘How do we date Prehistory?’ – Ron Cowell, Curator of Prehistory
  • 15 ‘Treasure 20’ – Vanessa Oakden, Portable Antiquities Scheme Finds Liaison Officer
  • 00 ‘Lost Liverpool Castles’ – Liz Stewart, Curator of Archaeology and the Historic Environment
  • 45 ‘Prized Pots’ – Jeff Speakman, Assistant Curator of Regional Archaeology
  • 30 ‘Copper and the Pattens, Salt and the Blackburnes, Flour and the Dumbells’ – Mark Adams, Curator of Regional and Community Archaeology

Archaeology Object Handling

Join the Museum’s Education Team as we investigate our archaeology handling collection. Suitable for all visitors.

At intervals each day 24-30 July

Fun Finds

See some of the latest discoveries from Merseyside and learn how archaeologists interpret and record finds. Suitable for all visitors.

24 July 1.30-4pm

Timeline Tours

Explore out timeline of Merseyside’s past from Ice Age to present through this fascinating tour.

27 July 11.30