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The Atkinson

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Pink Floyd tribute band Eclipse

We went to the Atkinson to watch Eclipse. They were really good. They had 2 backing singer and one... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rosie B
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A Welcome Return Visit

This is a great museum. They have new displays and exhibitions all the time so it never becomes... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
gillsmum 5
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“art gallery”(56 reviews)
“arts centre”(14 reviews)
Love theatre, film, music, comedy and exhibitions? Then you'll love The Atkinson. The museum Between Land and Sea: 10,000 years of Sefton's Coast with the permanent exhibition Discover Ancient Egypt featuring The Goodison Collection means Sefton...more
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Cambridge Hall Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB, England
+44 1704 533333
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went to the Atkinson to watch Eclipse. They were really good. They had 2 backing singer and one of them was exelent singing all three parts to Great Gig in the Sky. The gig was better than we expected .. we will look out...More

Thank Rosie B
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a great museum. They have new displays and exhibitions all the time so it never becomes stale and boring. The Egyptian Display is very well labelled, with interesting video displays as well. This visit the photographic display of 'Old Southport' was fascinating, with...More

Thank gillsmum 5
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were in Southport for a few days and the Atkinson came up as a good thing to do on TripAdvisor. And deservedly so. Very well laid out with lots to see. The exhibitions keep on changing so nothing gets stale. Some very thought provoking...More

Thank Keith P
The_Atkinson, Public Relations Manager at The Atkinson, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for your lovely review. Hope to see you again here soon

Reviewed 1 week ago

Exhibition of war plane & bomb unearthed in 2017 a very good display a nice display of jewelry & trinkets

Thank Heather C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful development of earlier architecture to create a light and contemporary set of exhibition spaces. Visitors can learn about Southport's history, view exhibits centred around local people, eat well and feel renewed.

Thank lb54516
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Those of us who live in Southport are so lucky to have this wonderful arts centre where we can see many top class artistes and shows. Also a lovely shop and great cafe plus the library all in the one beautiful building which is a...More

Thank lorettaTwickenham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have a nice theatre and a very good museum. Also while you are there I would recommend the charity cafe on the ground floor.

Thank dancecrazee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my daughter went here for my 60th Birthday it’s a small but lovely theatre we watched ABBA the tribute act plenty of leg room comfy seats I would go here again ...

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had my first visit to The Atkinson although i have lived in Southport all my life! I took my wife and 4 kids to see Gilbert O Sullivan and it was superb! great staff, stunning venue, great location and i cannot wait to return. Also...More

Thank steve m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This building houses the museum, gallery, theatre, library and cafe. It is a beautiful old building but very modern inside. The museum was particularly interesting and gave a fascinating insight into the history of Southport and surrounding areas with its photos, displays and exhibits. Definitely...More

Thank jolewis123
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26 April 2018|
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Response from The_Atkinson | Property representative |
We have partnered with NCP Southport Train Station Car Park to exclusively offer visitors to The Atkinson 4 hours of parking for £2. (3-4 hours £7.00 full price) The Atkinson is a short walk from NCP Southport Train Station... More
Anne G
28 June 2017|
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Response from The_Atkinson | Property representative |
Yes. The front door automatically open, we have disabled toilets and a lift to all floors. A full access statement is on our website.
2 January 2017|
Response from The_Atkinson | Property representative |
HI Yes the exhibition is on from 10am - 4pm ( last entry 3.30pm)