So Close...at ACC LiverpoolSo you’ve just arrived in Liverpool and looking for an unforgettable way to escape the hustle and bustle?
On your next visit to ACC Liverpool you may suddenly find a towering Jurassic-era megalosaurus, an elegant Henry Moore reclining in a corridor or the Titanic steaming towards you, as millions of years of history burst through our walls.
Located right on Liverpool’s famous waterfront, Echo Arena and BT Convention Centre are only minutes away from world-class museums and galleries. National Museums Liverpool is working in partnership with us to promote some of the city’s top attractions with "So Close" - an initiative funded by the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA), which sees stunning visuals of museum objects on our walls.
So close… you can almost touch itDiscover some of the startling objects and beautiful treasures housed in National Museums Liverpool’s venues.
Merseyside Maritime Museum, International Slavery Museum and Seized! The Border and Customs Uncovered are all just a five minute walk away.
A 15-minute stroll gets you to the National Conservation Centre. And amble a little further to discover the Walker Art Gallery and World Museum. The entrancing Lady Lever Art Gallery and Sudley House are only a short bus or rail journey away too.
See the wall of Echo Arena cracked open to reveal Ben Johnson’s magnificent The Liverpool Cityscape, currently in the Walker Art Gallery and to go on permanent display in the new Museum of Liverpool. Opening in 2011, the new museum is only five minutes away and is an architectural wonder in itself!
Pick up a leaflet from Echo Arena’s box office or Visitor Services in the BT Convention Centre to read more about the objects and get your cultural trail map – all the venues are free entry.
To find out more about National Museums Liverpool’s museums and galleries visit their website , and to keep up-to-date with all the latest events and exhibitions why not sign up to their e-newsletters? You can also follow the different museums and galleries on Facebook and Twitter.
The Titanic sails onto your iPhoneMaybe the most famous ship in history, the Titanic has been launched again for the 21st century and is now available as a unique free iPhone gift. National Museums Liverpool has teamed up with visual merchandising start-up Little World Gifts to create a stunning 3D interactive gift based on the original 20-foot shipbuilder’s model on display in Merseyside Maritime Museum’s Titanic, Lusitania and the Forgotten Empress gallery.
With an evocative sea soundscape, stylish design details, and interactive ship’s horn and bell, the Titanic gift is a beautifully realised memento of one of the most enduring maritime stories. Visit www.littleworldgifts.com/download on your iPhone to download your gift to keep, or send to a friend!