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Family fun day

Start your Family Fun Day with a visit to Merseyside Maritime Museum to learn about Liverpool’s seafaring history: there’s smuggling, sailors and ships galore to explore on its four floors.

You’ll also find out more about Liverpool’s link to world changing events like World War II and the American Civil War.

And once you’ve seen all there is to see, there’s plenty to do, for visitors of all ages…

Take part in an interactive talk about the life of a Viking settler; go underground to see the world’s first enclosed wet dock or take a tour of a Liverpool pilot cutter.

Get hands-on with the Albert Dock’s marine life in Dockwatch, and you can even meet sniffer dogs and take your turn rummaging through luggage to foil smugglers and crooks at Seized! The Border and Customs Uncovered exhibition.

Move on to the International Slavery Museum and learn the role Liverpool played in the international slave trade.

Don’t forget to take part in a cultural craft workshops there too, where you can learn all about African culture and get crafty to create your own mask or headdress.

Feeling arty? Tate Liverpool is most visited gallery of modern and contemporary art outside London, with works by some of the world’s most celebrated art masters from the last century.

It has an extensive programme of fun activities and events especially for families – you can take part in free art workshops, join a guided tour of the gallery or drop into Art Dock.

Art Dock is a dedicated family space with beautiful views across the River Mersey to take time out, play and create.

When it’s time for lunch, Albert Dock has a wide range of venues to suit all tastes.

A family favourite, What’s Cooking? offer magnificent views across Albert Dock to Liverpool’s Pier Head and everything a family needs.

The menu extends from delicious breakfasts and tasty lunches to mouth-watering three course meals, TVs in the booths and free Nintendo DS.

No trip to Liverpool is complete without a visit to the Beatles Story where you can hear the incredible tale of four lads who shook the world on this Living History audio tour (available in ten languages).

The exciting Discovery Zone lets you learn about The Beatles’ music, the times they lived in and their influential legacy, and there are plenty of fun-packed workshops during half term and school holidays.

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