Walker Art Gallery
Walker Art Gallery
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Walker Art Gallery is a beautiful building housing a stunning collection of art. The galleries hold paintings from the 13th century to the present day: you can see work by Rembrandt, Hockney, Holbein, Turner, Lowry, Rossetti, Millais and Freud to name but a few. We also have a sculpture gallery, a craft and design gallery, and Big Art for Little Artists - a gallery specially designed for children up to 8 years of age. Due to Covid-19 restrictions the children'g gallery is currently closed and our Medieval and Rensaissance galleries are closed for refurbishment. Entry to the permanent collection is free, donations welcome This winter we will be open as follows: 18, 19 December OPEN 10am to 6pm 20 December CLOSED 21, 22 & 23 December OPEN 10am to 6pm 24, 25, 26 & 27 December CLOSED 28, 29, 30, 31 December, 1 & 2 January OPEN 10am to 6pm 3 January CLOSED 4 January onwards OPEN Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm
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  • Phil
    Prenton, United Kingdom163 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice place
    Went to see the Art of the Terraces exhibition, was good to see. The staff where helpful. We went to the Arts and Craft section and felt there wasnt loads to do, the kids got bored after around 25 minutes. Would go again child free next time
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 March 2023
  • Lynette
    Lancaster District, United Kingdom73 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderfully broad collection which rivals those in London
    Stunning eclectic array of items in the Arts and Crafts room many of which I’d love to accommodate in my home, well set out and labelled. Upstairs, several rooms display art works from various eras and movements, again all well lit and labelled. Many prestigious pieces and names here.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 9 March 2023
  • Ian M
    Greater Manchester, United Kingdom349 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit
    Major British art gallery with exhibits covering a number of centuries and modern. Nice cafe on ground floor where I particularly enjoyed the lemon muffin. Friendly helpful staff welcoming you and around the museum and in the cafe. Very enjoyable visit. Entry free although donations are welcome.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 30 March 2023
  • Tappytoes
    7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting?!?
    We singled this Gallery out to visit as we had heard so much about the benefactor on our bus tours of the city. However, we did not appreciate a 'trigger warning' on the door of the first room we went in. I do not expect to be told what I should and should not be offended by when I have chosen to visit any museum or art gallery anywhere in the world. I am educated enough to make up my own mind about the history of a country. Especially the UK which leads the world in matters of tolerance of others.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 5 April 2023
  • reema5306
    Chelmsford, United Kingdom296 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    great selection of nice paintings
    best gallery i have been to outside of London, had some very good paintings by some people who can really paint, much better than anything i have ever done, but i'm not really an artist, my girlfriend is good at drawing but not to that extent though. The one with the guy looking into the pond while his topless girlfriend has a mardy on is great. there was also a lack of kids running around which was such a relief after the museum next door.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 18 April 2023
  • LauraDaveJames
    Solihull, United Kingdom4,222 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Must Do in Liverpool
    This impressive historic building is free to enter and contains a good selection of artwork, which is well laid out over a number of floors. There is something for everyone. It is well curated and well worth a visit.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 April 2023
  • Howard-Liverpool
    Liverpool, United Kingdom3,147 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spacious Exhibition
    As always superb. Today I visited a photo exhibition by Tom Wood called "Photie Man: 50 Years of Tom Wood". It was exceptional and especially for locals would bring back fantastic memories. Loved every minute of it and would recommend to all especially Liverpudlians. Well displayed.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 19 May 2023
  • Sandy W
    Vancouver, Canada1,383 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    There are many pieces of art, and also sculptures to see here. Some of the galleries are currently closed. You will find a few pieces by noted impressionist artist, such as Monet and also some well-known UK artists, such as Gainsborough, Turner and Reynolds.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 June 2023
  • permia
    40,838 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous sculpture and paintings
    First up were plaster casts of some Parthenon friezes. Very impressive. Marvellous sculptures followed including Adam & Eve by Walker and the graceful Peace by Edward Ford. Rodin’s Death of Athens Henry Moore's Falling Warrior were captivating. A superb collection of paintings is on view. Both European and British. In the latter many of the greats are here. An absorbing selection of Pre-Raphaelites are displayed. Rossetti’s Dante’s Dream and Isabella by Millais included. Summer Lightening by Sickert is dramatic. A scene of Liverpool by Williams gives an insight of the great city in the past. Amity by Fleetwood- Walker shows a young couple having a picnic but with obvious tensions between them.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 23 July 2023
  • anm53
    Stourbridge, United Kingdom286 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Some great paintings
    A great variety of paintings from different eras, so something for everyone. Galleries that were previously closed for refurbishment have now reopened.We were here for 4 hours but that did include 2 visits to the cafe! Even though we are not from Merseyside we found the exhibition of photos by Tom Wood to be very interesting. This runs until January 2024.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 8 August 2023
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FozFamily76
Leeds, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
What an amazing place! John Moores painting prize was fantastic. Really strong selection of paintings this year. Would recommend. Visited as a family on a weekend away in Liverpool - greeted by an amazing team - all of the reception staff & especially Leo!
Written 4 February 2024
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Freedom42955154732
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Business
Took 60 primary school children aged between 7 and 9 here on Friday 26th January 2024, and had a fantastic time. The staff were great especially a guide called Jan Felix who spent half an hour telling us all about some of the paintings. The children really enjoyed themselves , thankyou so much, I'd definitely recommend it to other schools.
Written 30 January 2024
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Eglantina1
Bedford, UK50 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
There may be little point in placing these comments here as the Photie Man exhibition will end in a few days time, but I think this is worth stating....
I wanted to visit Photie Man as although I am not from Liverpool, I visited as a child with my parents, then when at Salford University in the 1970's I had a boyfriend who came from Thorton and a best friend from Anfield (therefore a frequent visitor) and finally I lived in Liverpool from 1990 to 1996. Having seen Liverpool over the timespan represented in the exhibition, I was interested to see Tom Wood's photos, however none of the reviews, even by women, warned me for what was in store.
I accept that the Male Gaze was vastly different in the last century and that we shouldn't re-write history, but I don't find it acceptable for an exhibition of photographs to contain so many photos of semi naked women or women in their underwear when there must have been so many other images available and when it was already quite a large exhibition. Maybe they could have been put in a separate area with a warning similar to the photos from Prescot Hospital. I wonder who curated this exhibition, maybe Mr Wood himself, and why those who run the Walker found it acceptable -even the Sun has removed page 3 girls.
Having said all that the rest of the exhibition was very interesting and I thought the John Moores exhibition was amazing.
Written 2 January 2024
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Eliza P
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
A great variety of art!! A great combination of quality and quantity from each era represented in the gallery
Written 26 December 2023
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billJ
Manchester, UK2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Wonderful collections. However all the staff are shivering and it is making me uncomfortable. Does management not provide any heating? Also I was going to try the cafe as the cakes looked good but it was so cold. It was warmer outside at the Christmas market.
Written 1 December 2023
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Ino R
San Antonio, TX110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Service is great, the docents were helpful and super kind. When we asked how to best attack the museum, they recommended top to bottom - it worked out great.

The selection of works at the Walker is better than advertised. They have a good mix of works you can spend more than two hours alone on the second floor alone. The paintings are well labeled on the classic frames, and the background behind the classic works don't leave you guessing - even on the few abstracts.

Also on display are the John Moore Award winners. This art award is given to works composed by native Britains artists and brings together the best in contemporary style painters.

If you wish, you can pay 5£ to see Tom Wood's Photie Man exposition. We skipped, not just because of the cost, but for time.

The cafe is in the first fourier and it serves soft drinks, espressos, and small pastries.

Value is great...this place is FREE.
Written 25 November 2023
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Woodbine_69
Wrexham, UK51 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
There is some really stunning art in this museum, and a good mix of modern and more traditional pieces.

Hwever, we went specifically to view the Baroque galleries (rooms 1-4) which the website describes as newly refurbished and 'now open', only to find that they were not, in fact, open at all. They had been closed with no warning on the website and no explaination of why at the gallery. If you go out of your way to boast about your newly refurbished galleries on your website in order to attract visitors, you coud at least treat those visitors with enough respect as to tell them on your website when you have randomly decided to close the galleries so that you save them taking wasted and expensive journeys. I'm not sure when we'll be able to get back to Liverpool now as it's quite a journey for us.
Written 31 October 2023
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kunduku
Wirral, UK343 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Visited to see the Photie Man exhibition. Unfortunately it only succeeded in making me realise I know nothing about photograpy and what is considered important in that field. I have thrown so many photographs away (out of focus, double image, badly focused) but I saw photographs like that and even worse than those, as part of the exhibition.
I appreciate it is probably ignorance on my part but I found nothing in this exhibition that was enjoyable or informative and I still have no idea why it is so important, despite trying very hard to understand. I think maybe photography is just not for me.
Written 22 October 2023
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Claire C
139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Visited with my parents, we spent around 3 hours exploring the collection and all had our favourite paintings.
I was pleased to see so many high quality paintings and artists in the collection and many new artists to discover.
We joined the free tour at 11am and our guide was great, interesting and gave us loads of interesting info.
The only drawback was the lighting which did make it tricky to see some of the paintings due to bad reflections- but the tour guide called it out as a known issue so at least they realise it’s an issue. We still enjoyed the visit very much.
Written 19 October 2023
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Kaboozie
Liverpool, UK460 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Went to see the Photie Man (50 years of Tom Wood) exhibition at the Walker. Loved it, brought back so many memories of the Liverpool I loved and remember. The photographs of the Chelsea Reach in New Brighton were particularly poignant as this was one of my haunts in the 80’s. Well curated and spent the afternoon in memory lane.
Written 12 October 2023
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