Free student entry to 3 amazing Liverpool art exhibitions

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As part of our partnership with National Museums Liverpool, you can now visit three exhibitions at various venues for free for a limited period.

The exhibitions include:

John Moores Painting Prize 2023
When? On display until
25 Feb 2024

The John Moores Painting Prize is the UK’s most well-known painting competition, bringing together the best contemporary painting from across the UK to Liverpool. Past prize winners have included Peter Doig, Rose Wylie, David Hockney and Sir Peter Blake. Read more about the John Moores Painting Prize 2023 exhibition here.

Museum of Liverpool – “Happiness!”
When? Admission from 30 Jan – 11 February 2024

“Happiness!” is an exhibition filled with fun and humour. Celebrating one of Liverpool’s iconic comedians, the exhibition charts the life and career of the legendary Sir Ken Dodd, and his connection to today’s comedic stars. Read more about the Happiness exhibition here.

World Museum – “Return of the Gods”
When? Admission from 30 January – 11 February 2024

From Wonder Woman to Hercules our screens are dominated by chiselled superheroes wielding their power – but who inspired these indestructible figures? This family-friendly exhibition dives into ancient Greek and Roman mythology to expose the original ancient characters of the heroes and heroines of our time. Read more about the Return of the Gods exhibition here.


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How to access the exhibitions for free

All you need to claim your free tickets from the venue’s information desk is a valid University ID (your University student card). There is no limit to the number of times that you can make use of this offer.

What does the offer include?

This offer relates to the three temporary exhibitions listed above during the dates shown. This does not extend to any events outside of the venue’s normal opening hours or any of the special public programme events running alongside the exhibitions.

About National Museums Liverpool and our partnership

National Museums Liverpool is a diverse group of museums and galleries. Its collections are among the most important and varied in Europe, and contain everything from Impressionist painting and rare beetles to a lifejacket from the Titanic and artefacts from ancient Egypt.

National Museums Liverpool and the University of Liverpool have worked in partnership for many years.

The shared ambition is to:

  • Provide mutual support for the loan of artefacts and the exchange of knowledge
  • The implementation of research activities, public engagement and outreach
  • Help around increasing participation in higher education for under-represented groups.