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Walker Art Gallery

William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EL, England (Central Liverpool)
0151 478 4199
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As featured in 3 days in Liverpool
Ranked #7 of 136 Attractions in Liverpool
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Walker Art Gallery is a beautiful building housing a stunning collection of art. The galleries hold paintings from the 13th century to the present... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Bath
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Really inspiring 20th century art. The curating was particularly good - something for everyone. Good descriptions of the artwork - explanations about the artist and often things to touch so that you understood more about the piece of art.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Love Liverpool for everything been free to get in. Enjoy it all! Never seen so many rooms of art, it doesn't look that big from the outside! All types of different art and styles which will suit all.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Excellent gallery, deservedly in the top 10. Particularly strong with its curatorial decision to have both salon and almost-white cube style rooms, complimenting its collection of paintings and sculptures from as early as the 13th Century and its contemporary work (best of all, the room dedicated to the John Moores Painting Prize). Chairs available for those bringing a sketchbook along,... More

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wales
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

An excellent range of paintings both by style and artists all set on 2 large floors. There is a guide handed to you at the entrance so you will be able to view everything you would want to see.

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Moira, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Maybe my expectations were high- yes the Gallery is an impressive building, entry is free and there is a reasonably representative selection of art etc through the centuries. However, I found the galleries quite oppressive - maybe it's the brocade that lines the walls that absorbs a lot of light. The labelling is confusing and more than once I had... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

one of the best galleries in the country located in one of th most scenic quarters of a great culturally diverse city

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Have visited the Walker on numerous occasions. They have lots of exhibitions. The latest one is Grayson Perry's tapestries and well worth a visit. Lots to see and everytime I visit I notice somelthing else.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Excellent range of art mounted in a lovely building - and all free! Parrticularly notable nineteenth century collection. Definitely worth a visit, as are its neighbours in the Cultural Quarter - the World Museum and the Central Library.

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Mold, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Didn't expect it to be as child friendly as it was, Lots for children to do and see. And great scones!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Visited for the Grayson Perry Tapestries Exhibition which was wonderful but continued into the John Moore's Painting Prize Exhibition which was very interesting. We want to return for another visit to continue looking at the rest of the beautiful paintings, sculptures and decorative art on show. Nice cafe to have a break in.

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