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Walker Art Gallery

Address: William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EL, England (Central Liverpool)
Phone Number: 0151 478 4199
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Liverpool City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
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Ranked #9 of 93 Attractions in Liverpool
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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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 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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The Walker Art Gallery is close to Liverpool Lime Street Station and houses a permanent collection of both contemporary and historic art. It really exceeded my expectations and had a range of famous paintings on display. Downstairs houses Sculpture with many paintings on display upstairs. Definitely worth a trip for all ages. Plus it's free!

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St.Andrews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Aged sixteen, and closer to London than Liverpool, I made as many beelines to the National Gallery and British Museums as I could, and collecting as many postcards as my leftover pocket money would sustain. I was recalling this younger version of "Me," as I wandered around the magnificent Walker Gallery in Liverpool's Cultural Centre, and pondering on those art-loving... More

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Canterbury, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

An excellent gallery with a good balance of contemporary and historic paintings in the permanent collection. The annual John Mores Painting Prize is a must-see for anyone interested in current trends in painting.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

My first visit here & it exceeded my expectations. Inviting & welcoming entrance area where staff are on hand to help & guide you & where I picked up a floorplan to help navigate round the various rooms. Ground floor has a room of sculpture (mainly human figures),Arts & craft displays & a Childrens gallery / area. I was here... More

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This gallery is a must-do on any visit to Liverpool. The paintings are world class, the rooms are spacious, well-lit, relaxing, quiet. The collection covers all periods up to early 20th century, and the statues are just as good as the paintings. There are quirky displays, amusing anecdotes, curious corridors, and splendid staff to add a little colour to the... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I particularly liked the horse paintings by local artist George Stubbs and the Pre-Raphaelite collection.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The Walker Art Gallery was a thorough surprise. The stunning building and excellent location set the tone for an enjoyable afternoon in the gallery as did the helpful staff that met us at the entrance, arming us with a map and an understanding of the layout. With a lovely mix of classic and modern art and its great location, what... More

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Littleborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I visited most recently when I had a couple of hours to spare between dropping off and collecting those to whom I had given a lift. This was my first visit for about six years. It served to remind me of the substantial yet varied collection which is held here, especially the Pre-Raphaelites and some Old Masters. In addition, the... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

There is a wonderful diversity of pictures in a lovely building, The cafe is of a very good standard ; it is on the ground floor and the shop also on the ground floor has some lovely articles.

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Lytham St Annes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

A beautiful building with some fantastic art from Old Masters to more unknown painters and sculptors, all equally good. There are a number of "modern art" exhibits that can be quite thought provoking and disturbing as well.

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