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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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Great old fashioned gallery with a lot of pre-raphelite, Victorian, modern (a couple of hockeys and lowrty and a wonderful freud) and When did you last see your father ? Well worth an hour or so.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Beautiful building and range of exhibits. Large lockers available - big enough for a suitcase, making this a good venue to conclude a trip to Liverpool by train as Lime St is only a short walk away. Will return to explore more!

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Helsinki, Finland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Not a huge gallery, but intersting with nice paintings, sculptures etc. to look at. It is close to the main railway station, and free, so easy to spend an hour or so there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We were very impressed by the Walker gallery - it has a number of impressive works for a regional gallery. In addition, there was a nice exhibition of young artists' works. Unfortunately we just missed the Grayson Perry exhibition but still enjoyed the visit. The visit was only slightly tainted by a rude assistant at the shop who employed that... More

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Pakenham, United Kingdom
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189 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The free gallery was well laid out with each room dedicated to a different period; a real history lesson for the non expert. Very easy to move around both within the building and in time. The only exhibit to confuse me was the John Moores prize winners as they seem to be selected at random. Even though it was school... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This is one of my favourite art galleries in the UK. I visited recently to view the John Moores Art Prize exhibition with the added bonus of the Grayson Perry tapestries - which by the way are fantastic. They have now moved on to Leeds. The gallery is beautifully laid out and very easy to navigate with something for everyone.... More

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Bath
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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

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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