Keep kids entertained this Easter with Heritage on the Dock

The Albert Dock have launched a packed programme of free family fun in time for the Easter Holidays, as part of Heritage on the Dock.

From April 5-8 events organisers at the Albert Dock have planned a series of walks, talks, live music, song and entertainment.

Teaming up with Lancashire Wildlife Trust, young and old alike can explore what lies beneath the waters of the Dock and with a “Dock Safari”. Explorers can expect a close up look of marine life, including eels, jellyfish, crabs and more through and aquascope, which offers amazing underwater views.

Back on dry land, visitors to the Albert Dock can embark on one of several fascinating guided walks under the expert guidance of the Blue Badge Guides and Liverpool City Walks, RIBA and Tate Liverpool.

Walks will take in the many sights along the Liverpool Waters central docks, up to Stanley Dock, the Anglican Cathedral and Liverpool Parish Church and will offer visitors behind-the-scenes access to areas usually off limits.

Merseyside Maritime Museum will be hosting children’s workshops and storytelling based around the legend of the ill-fated Titanic voyage.

And children can embrace Victorian culture at the Museum of Liverpool at the Pier Head, with a programme of craft and activities devoted to this iconic period in history.

There’s a hunt for the ‘Dock Ness Monster’ and Typhoon & The Pedal Players are set to keep families entertained with an interactive street performance experience.

Clare Rawlinson, marketing manager, Albert Dock Liverpool, said:

“Albert Dock is 172 years young – with a compelling story to tell. People may think they know all there is to know about the Dock – but Heritage on the Dock will surprise and enlighten all who take part with revelations about the Grade-listed architecture, the intricate dock mechanics and the unusual wildlife that lives underneath our waters.

“Some of the city’s most treasured cultural attractions, such as Merseyside Maritime Museum, Museum of Liverpool and Tate Liverpool, itself celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, are also getting in on the act with a host of fun and factual events for all ages to enjoy.”

Other highlights of the event include an architectural tour of Tate Liverpool, a Chinese tea tasting experience with tea expert Alison Appleton – a nod to the Dock’s trading past – and boat tours of our historic docklands aboard the Floating Grace.

For details about the full Heritage on the Dock programme (booking is required for select elements), and all other upcoming events at Albert Dock, please visit http://www.albertdock.com

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