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“brief visit yet amazing lunch!”
Review of The Atkinson

The Atkinson
Ranked #2 of 37 things to do in Southport
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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 finally has a place to share its history. With Children's theatre, some of the biggest names in comedy, music and art The Atkinson really is a cultural pick 'n' mix for all the family. The Atkinson is a focal point for the town centre. Set in a grade II listed building in the centre of Lord Street in Southport. The Atkinson is managed and run by Sefton Council. Please check our website for full opening hours. The Museum & Exhibitions are open 10am - 4pm Monday to Saturday and 11am -4pm on a Sunday. We are only open on Sunday during Sefton School Holidays.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Baby buggy parking, Lockers / storage, Stairs / lift, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 14 August 2014

although a quick bite and drink, the food is all prepared and cooked fresh! The staff are very friendly and a nice warm atmosphere in a lovely building.

2  Thank Freestyler78
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The_Atkinson, Public Relations Manager at The Atkinson, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2014

Hi

Thanks for your great review. We look forward to welcoming you back again.

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Reviewed 11 August 2014

Went to the comedy club on a saturday night it was good fun with four comedians there was several intermissions and the bar was open throughout the show

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Reviewed 6 August 2014

The Atkinson theatre, public library and gallery reopen last year after a three year refurbishment, and well worthwhile it was. The whole building now seems more spacious. light and clean. Although the museum has yet to be completed there is still plenty to see and enjoy from the shop and a very helpful tourist information centre, to the gallery.

I called in the other day to have a look at what had been done and ended up staying an hour wandering around the exhibition entitled 'Walk On'. It was a collection of artists' interpretations of things they had seen while walking and the maps they had used. At the same time it was quirky and fascinating. Probably not to everyone's taste, it did however make me thing about an everyday activity and how much we miss hurrying form one job or place to the next.

The exhibition is not permanent and I look forward to the next one as wewll as to the opening of the museum.

There is an extensive programme of music, drama, and dance in the theatre, so if you are in Southport and want to visit, you can to find out more on the website.

2  Thank reluctanttravaller
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The_Atkinson, Public Relations Manager at The Atkinson, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2014

Thanks for your review. Indeed a number of new exhibitions are opening this Saturday (23 August) The Egyptology Gallery opens Friday 24 October with the new museum set to open in 2015. Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 29 July 2014

Newly refurbished and a good little theatre. Would like to think that at other times it is not only amateur shows on.

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Reviewed 25 July 2014

This was my first visit to the Atkinson for the current 'Walk On' exhibition. As it was a hot day most people were enjoying the sunshine so the gallery was a quiet and cool space. The staff were friendly and helpful and I enjoyed lunch in the Bakery cafe before visiting the exhibition. I found it fascinating and very well curated and the galleries flow nicely into each other. I particularly enjoyed the 'Guards' film by Francis Alys and Tracy Hanna's 'Hill Walker' video projection. The book which accompanies the exhibition is also excellent, giving some insight into the creative minds whose work is on display here.

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