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Williamson Art Gallery & Museum

Slatey Road, Birkenhead CH43 4UE, England
+44 151 666 3537
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A cultural delight in Birkenhead

For me it is a placeto visit it ticks all the boxes, it has something for every one. As a child... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2017
kelimages
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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
Sunday afternoon and pottery

Amazing place. Lots to see and to do. I was fascinated watching a sculptor create a polar bear from... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
gorgonshead
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Birkenhead
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The Williamson Art Gallery and Museum houses several exhibition spaces showing exhibitions of local, national and international interest. The building also houses a museum which houses the largest collection of Della Robbia Pottery from Birkenhead as well as gallery dedicated to the local maritime history of Birkenhead with models of ships and boats as well as other maritime artefacts. Within the gallery, there is a cafe, craft/gift shop and independent bookshop and art supply shop. There are regular art classes and more.
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“model ships” (9 reviews)
“art gallery” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Slatey Road, Birkenhead CH43 4UE, England
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

For me it is a placeto visit it ticks all the boxes, it has something for every one. As a child I used to go round the gallery rather go to sunday school I leant a lot about art there which set me up for...More

Thank kelimages
Abscraft, Public Relations Manager at Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2017

Thank you so much, Kel - we try hard to make it somewhere for all.

Reviewed 7 November 2017

Amazing place. Lots to see and to do. I was fascinated watching a sculptor create a polar bear from a lump of clay and I tried my hand at throwing a pot, I wandered through the well loved galleries and frowned at the new but...More

Thank gorgonshead
Abscraft, Public Relations Manager at Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

I am wondering when you were in... perhaps in early Summer when we had the Wirral Potters in doing a demonstration.

Reviewed 6 November 2017

Great place to look at the work of new budding artists or go back in time to artists of long ago. Whichever you prefer there is always something of interest here. It's free and has a good little cafe inside too.

Thank Maureen L
Abscraft, Public Relations Manager at Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thank you for your review - do come again.

Reviewed 6 November 2017

The array of paintings ad exhibits in this Art Gallery an museum is always worth a viit as it constantly changes. Good rainy day opportunity also

Thank Alexander M
Abscraft, Public Relations Manager at Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thank you and glad you noticed that we are constantly changing.

Reviewed 4 November 2017

Wonderful experience, beautifully put together exhibition of a lifetime's work, truly a worthwhile visit

Thank June B
Abscraft, Public Relations Manager at Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Thank you June B but your review should be for the Alphonse Mucha exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. It was indeed a fabulous exhibition.

Reviewed 25 October 2017

This smallish art gallery has a good Victorian and pottery selection, but is proud of it’s local setting, as the history of Birkenhead Park and other notable locations can be found here. The local art scene is well represented here. The cafe supplies a goodly...More

Thank Boudin882
Abscraft, Public Relations Manager at Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Many thanks for your review and we do hope you come again.

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit, greatest collection of rare pottery and Liverpool porcelain. View paintings by the Masters. Local artwork and vast history of Wirral.

Thank Tina L
Abscraft, Public Relations Manager at Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you, very glad you appreciate our collection and have written a review for us.

Reviewed 11 August 2017

Popped into this tucked away museum. Lovely art and history. Cafe is fab and serves nice snacks. Worth a visit

Thank Chris S
Abscraft, Public Relations Manager at Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Thank you, Chris S. Many thanks and yes, we agree cafe is fab! Come again.

Reviewed 8 August 2017

This art gallery is small, but holds some very exciting exhibitions over the year. It sits within the world famous Port Sunlight village boundary, which is in itself a nice place to visit.More

Thank Mark M
Abscraft, Public Relations Manager at Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thanks for review but suspect it is either for Lady Lever Art Gallery (not small) or Port Sunlight Museum (which is small) both in the world famous Port Sunlight village. We are on Slatey Road in Birkenhead and have 14 gallery spaces currently showing work...More

Reviewed 29 June 2017

As i have not been here since i as a child,i thought i would pay a visit. The staff at reception was very friendly and guided us to the museum collection and explained some of the art exhibits. We started off in a room which...More

Thank PhilfromCheshire
Abscraft, Public Relations Manager at Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2017

Many thanks for your review, Phil. Hope to see you again as the textile exhibition ends today and a new exhibition opens on Thursday to the public called Walliams at the Williamson. Best wishes

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Amethyst14gem
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Response from Abscraft | Property representative |
It is always free to come in except when we have an evening event or a workshop where there are costs involved. We pride oursleves on keeping as much free as possible, but donations always welcomed to the charity that... More
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