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Walker Art Gallery

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Neighborhood: Central Liverpool
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Address: William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EL, England
Phone Number: 0151 478 4199
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: Walker Art Gallery is a beautiful building housing a stunning collection...
Walker Art Gallery is a beautiful building housing a stunning collection of art. The galleries hold paintings from the 13th century to the present day: you can see work by Rembrandt, Hockney, Holbein, Turner, Lowry, Rossetti, Millais and Freud to name but a few.We also have a sculpture gallery, a craft and design gallery, and Big Art for Little Artists - a gallery specially designed for children up to 8 years of age.
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Great family attraction - lots to see and do!

I'm not a great fan of art galleries but my wife and the kids think they're great so I tend to get dragged along too. However, this one was very good as galleries go. There is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Evesham, United Kingdom
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Evesham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I'm not a great fan of art galleries but my wife and the kids think they're great so I tend to get dragged along too. However, this one was very good as galleries go. There is a great range of art on show from fine art, modern art ad sculpture. The kids were kept happy with a trail to follow... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Great mix of really good, important pieces over a range of periods & styles. Some stunners, & an opportunity to see how art forms have changed over the centuries. Had a really interesting temporary exhibition on too, and all for free.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This gallery is real, a pleasure to visit. The staff are knowledgeable and if you get a chance for a curator's tour, take it, you'll not be disappointed.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Went to visit a photographic exhibition by Tony Ray Jones and Martin Parr 1960`s & 1970`s. Really enjoyed this experience, brought back some good memories of my youth of seaside holidays when life seemed so much simpler, some made me smile, some made me sad, but glad I went

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Lots of varied types of Art from sculpture ,pictures & interactive items , well laid out ,staff knowledgeable ,friendly & helpful , stairs , lifts & wheelchair friendly

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Tony Ray-Jones (1941-72) has spent many years out of public view, yet as a young man, he hung round New York in workshops along with Richard Avedon, Diane Arbus, and Garry Winogrand. Unfortunately, he died suddenly aged 30, and it's pretty much only because of his acknowledged influence on Martin Parr that he's coming back into galleries in this touring... More 

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

While not everything on display was to my taste it is well worth a visit. Very spacious and bright, exhibits clearly labeled with relevant info.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Large collection of permanent artworks and a range of temporary exhibitions all held in a beautiful building. Currently a collection of photographs "Only in England " made me smile.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I had heard so much about this gallery I was really looking forward to it but was dreadfully disappointed. A large part of the ground floor is taken up by a very tacky cafe, not the sort of quality I expected. The important artworks are upstairs and there is only one floor. Some of the exhibits are well known and... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Anyone interested in world-class art should be sure to visit the Walker. When the English robber barons were coining it, they collected wonderful art, and many passed it on to the Walker.

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