Your guide to Liverpool Museums and Art Galleries
Albert Dock – @tateliverpool
The home of contemporary art, the Liverpool Tate is housed in the historic Albert Dock and displays art from as far back as 1500 to the present day.
Open Eye Gallery
Mann Island – @OpenEyeGallery
The Open Eye Gallery is an independent not-for-profit contemporary photography gallery. It is the only gallery in the North West dedicated to photography and features a wide range of exhibitions dating from 1930 to present day.
School Lane – @theBluecoat
As the oldest surviving building in Liverpool city centre, the Bluecoat is a fitting home for an art gallery and creative space. There’s always a jam-packed events schedule which you can checkout here.
Walker Art Gallery
William Brown Street – @walkergallery
One of the finest art galleries in Europe, the Walker Art Gallery is home to renaissance masterpieces, Tudor portraits and one of the best collections of Victorian and Pre-Raphaelite art in the country. The gallery also has an outstanding display of contemporary art including work by David Hockney, Lucian Freud and Bridget Riley.
FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology)
Wood Street – @FACT_Liverpool
FACT is a cinema, art gallery and the UK’s leading organisation for the support & exhibition of film, art and new media. Visit the official FACT website here for the full guide to what’s on.
The Royal Standard
Northern Lights – @Royal_Standard
The Royal Standard (TRS) is an artist-led gallery, studio complex and registered charity based in Liverpool. They are dedicated to fostering opportunities for the most outstanding recent graduates and emerging artists through providing affordable studio space, free public exhibitions, events and training.
Victoria Gallery & Museum
Brownlow Hill – @VictoriaGallery
The Victoria Gallery & Museum is one of the lesser know in the city but is most definitely worth a visit. You’ll find a collection of art and curiosities so varied and exciting you’ll wonder why you’ve never noticed this place before amongst all the Liverpool museums. Witness nightmares in a bottle, a Victorian dental surgery, a fine art collection and an archaeological dig.
Lady Lever Art Gallery
Port Sunlight Village – @LeverArt Gallery
The Lady Lever Art Gallery is regarded as one of the finest art galleries in Europe. It’s located in model village, Port Sunlight in Wirral, a place rich in architectural charm. The gallery was founded by William Hesketh Lever (1851-1925) and is dedicated to his wife Elizabeth, Lady Lever. Lady Lever often houses temporary exhibitions and popular free events, be sure to check the website before visiting.
William Brown Street – @World_Museum
At the World Museum you can Discover treasures from around the world, explore outer space and meet live creatures. Everything from Ancient Egypt, Dinosaurs, a natural history centre, a planetarium, aquarium, a bug house and space centre there’s plenty on offer for all ages.
The International Slavery Museum
Albert Dock – @Slavery_Museum
Hear the untold stories of enslaved people and learn about historical and contemporary slavery. It is the only museum of its kind to look at aspects of historical and contemporary slavery as well as being an international hub for resources on human rights issues.
Merseyside Maritime Museum
Albert Dock – @MerseyMaritime
Here you can uncover objects from the Titanic, find out about life at sea and learn about the port of Liverpool.
Museum of Liverpool
Pier Head – @MuseumLiverpool
The amazing waterfront museum tells the story of the city’s rich cultural history, with exhibition highlights including The Beatles collection, the history of Liverpool’s overhead railway and the First World War collections.
The Beatles Story
Albert Dock – @beatlesstory
The award-winning ‘The Beatles Story’ is the world’s largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to telling the story of The Beatles’ rise to fame, located in the band’s hometown.
British Music Experience
Cunard Building – @thebme
The British Music Experience tells the story of British Music through costumes, instruments, performance and memorabilia. See outfits worn by artists from Freddie Mercury and Dusty Springfield, to the Spice Girls and musical instruments played by some of the world’s most renowned artists from Noel Gallagher to the Sex Pistols. There’s even hand written song lyrics from Adele, the original statues from the Brits and the Apple Corp front door from Saville Row.
Woodside Ferry Terminal, Birkenhead – @MerseyFerries
View the amazing life on board a real German U-boat at this award-winning attraction. With original film archive and interactive displays you can witness all the dramatic action. U-boat Story tells the story of World War II German submarine U-534.
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