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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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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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We visited here after the World Museum and wanted to do an activity that didn't require standing on our feet! The Big Art room is situated on the ground floor and is packed with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We visited here after the World Museum and wanted to do an activity that didn't require standing on our feet! The Big Art room is situated on the ground floor and is packed with things to do - dressing up, reading , puzzles, drawing, colouring, 'puppeting' and rubbing! Probably aimed at the younger audience - aged under 10 but my... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

It's located close to Lime Street station so us very accessible. The paintings and artefacts were very diverse but well worth seeing. Plenty to see and the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Oh, to have a collection as good as this on one's doorstep. Our visit to the Walker was one of the reasons we chose to spend a couple of days in Liverpool: and we were not disappointed. This has to be one of the World's great galleries. In a city of fine buildings, the Culture Quarter provides some of the... More 

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Sutton in Ashfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A fantastic gallery with huge collection of Art,the Victorian art was really beautiful. Well worth visiting this gallery and its free.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

If you don´t have time to visit the museum, library and the art gallery (because they are all in the same street, one beside the other), I recommend you spend just one hour in the art gallery and divide the next hour in the rest.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The café downstairs on the ground floor is quite grotesque and reminded me of a canteen. A really beautiful aspect of the museum is the ancient Greek character together with the ancient Roman character, as you look at it from outside. We had fun By the way, if you come across the "Superlambananas" in Liverpool, can you please let me... More 

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Called into the Walker to view the above exhibition of only in England photographs by tony Ray jones and Martin Parr. Recommend a visit if in Liverpool. A popular exhibition judging by the people attending on the day we went. Close to liverpool museum and St George's hall so other places to visit before or after the Walker.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

An excellent cross section of paintings af all periods, some international others local. Easy to find and free admission.

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A well laid out art gallery containing many interesting pieces with informative information boards for each exhibit. The gallery is housed in an impressive neo-classical building which stands as a part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Free to enter and close to the Lime Street railway station.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

A large number of interesting displays. We visited a free exhibition of photographs from the 60s and 70s. The permanent collection includes works by several well-known artists. There are explanations of techniques such as tempera.

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