Workshops in Canning Dock
Our workshops in Canning Dock use the historic assets of the Danny - in particular the luxury saloons, based on the great ocean-going liners, and the engineering, so typical of the 19th and 20th century steam era in the history of the Liverpool Docks - to explore topics from the national curriculum in history and art and design in a very immediate experience for the children.
Workshops are available in the spring term between April 23rd - May 11th and in the autumn term between September 10th and September 21st and from October 15th. They last 90 minutes and cost £60. Topics are closely related to exhibitions in our partner museums - Merseyside Maritime Museum and the Museum of LIverpool, so that children can link their learning across a visit to multiple sites at the docks. For enquiries, contact [email protected]
Key Stage 1 children follow the teddy bear trail to find members of the (teddy) crew in the areas where they work, and play games and create a shanty about the jobs on board. Key Stage 2 children explore topics around the port of Liverpool from the 19th century to the present, and art and design on board ship, involving practical activities exploring Art Deco. The topics they explore in local history are complemented by visits to the Great Port Gallery in the Museum of Liverpool, and in art and design by a visit to the collection at the Tate, Albert Dock.