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“Make the effort!”

Victoria Gallery & Museum
Ranked #51 of 216 things to do in Liverpool
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Victoria Gallery & Museum is housed in the stunning architecture of the University of Liverpool's famous flagship 'redbrick' building. Please note: The gallery & museum are not open on Mondays, but the cafe and gift shop are both available. The Victoria Gallery & Museum does not open at all on bank holiday Mondays and is closed over the Christmas and New Year period.
Reviewed 20 August 2013

This is a small gallery and museum housed in a beautiful building. It is a little bit off the beaten track but is well signposted. The cafe area is superb and the food very good. We caught the Kurt Tong photography exhibit which was really moving. Given that it is minutes from the main centre this gallery will be a regular stop on future visits to Liverpool.

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Reviewed 8 July 2013

I came upon an advertisement for the VG&M by chance and thought it was strange I had not heard of it previously. So I decided to visit mainly in regards to the dentistry displays. The other displays were extremely interesting, although very much a mishmash of items for a relatively small venue. Although knowing the building for many years I was not aware of what was inside (other than UNI. Facilities) but the interior décor is quite interesting.

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Reviewed 28 February 2013

This museum and art gallery is in a university building so is quite a walk from the centre of Liverpool. There is only limited parking nearby. It has a small collection but some of the stuff is fascinating - like the exhibition of dentures and dental equipment. Also a lot of info about the Hittites. Sadly most of the exhibits were destroyed during a bombing raid in WWII. The coffee shop in the entrance hall is delightful

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Reviewed 27 February 2013

Small scale gallery and museum, benefitting forma magnificent tiled interior designed by Waterhouse (who also did the National History Museum). This building was the heart of the original redbrick Victoria University of Liverpool. Diverse subjects displayed inside. On the day I visited there was an exhibition on the archaeology of the Hittite civilisation, radiology, and dentistry. Plus sculpture of Gladstone and paintings by Audubon. Has a magnificent picture by Joseph Wright of Derby.

The gallery improves each time you visit.

The cafe does a nice lunch. Today though I had tea and a first rate scone.

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Reviewed 20 February 2013

This museum is in a building all Liverpudlians will know but never visited. Its the red brick building with the ornate clocktower opposite the catholic cathedral. Its free to enter and has displays on two floors and a cafe on the ground floor. As you enter I guarantee you will be stunned by this victorian masterpiece in tiling, the great fireplace is breathtaking. This has to be one of the best cafe venues in the North west.

The displays include a history of dentistry which is very gory and a hands on display of the hittite empire which sounds boring but isnt I promise, kids will enjoy the explorers tent and hands on exhibits.

In the art gallery is the bird drawings of John James Audubon his book of birds is one of the most expensive in the world one copy is in Liverpools library and will go on display this year, the exhibition here is of his stay in Liverpool with the Rathbone family who were his patrons in the city.

This museum is little known but deserves more visitors.

2  Thank JAS4805
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