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Museum of Liverpool

Just in time for the summer holidays a clutch of new sites are opening. If the weather stays as it is then taking the kids somewhere in side might be needed sooner than you think.
The Museum of Liverpool is the largest museum opening for a century. For the last year or so this building, described in The Guardian as like a Twix bar, does it just what it says. It is about Liverpool’s development, achievements and its people and opens with an exhibition of photographs of the city taken by Mike McCartney. This weekend it is open until 10pm
After a million pound refit, Oystermouth Castle in the Gower opens new parts of the castle enabling visitors to see them for the very first time in a couple of humdred years. A thirty foot high glass bridge gives access to Alina’s Chapel which dates back to the fourteenth century. There is also a new visitor centre and its easier for the disabled to get about. This is part of the Welsh government’s investment which will include a new visitor centre at Harlech and Denbigh Castles as well as refurbishment works.
Staying in Wales, this weekend sees the opening of the National Museum of Art in Cardiff. In some ways it is a hiving off of parts of the National Museum but ths newly named part has six new galleries for the collection of Welsh art and the modern collection as well.
Margate, of course, has the Turner and Wakefield has the Hepworth both of which opened earlier this year as did the new site for the Riverside Transport Museum in Glasgow.
The forecast for next week looks a little better with less rain around but given this strange summer, indoor activities could be high on many parents’ list.

image courtesy of Museum of Liverpool

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