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Walker Art Gallery

William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EL, England (Central Liverpool)
0151 478 4199
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Ranked #8 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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Norfolk UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed our visit wide selection of art works of all types so everyone should find something to their taste. Some nice sculptures too.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This should be a lovely cafe, in the beautiful setting of such a historic building but unfortunately is over-priced, very dark and dreary, the staff are very unhelpful and there is hardly any choice of cakes or snacks. Head to the cafe in the newly reopened Central Library next door instead!

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Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Very nice visit to this gallery. well laid out. Not a great fan of the modern art section or the display named the Gang-I think.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

The Walker is an all time favourite. A wonderful place to meet friends for a coffee and then a meander around the wonderful building. The fact that there is old and new to look at makes it a crowd pleaser. And it is so close to the library so that you can do a "two for one trip experience."

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

A pleasantly manageable art gallery. Exhibits are arranged in chronological order with a good selection of each era. A children's activity area and a pleasant cafe down stairs. Well worth a visit.

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

As a comparative local, I don't know what I'd do if I lost the opportunity to just drop in when I was in the area. The gallery has something for everyone who is even mildly interested in art, and the breadth of offer means that even if certain styles or periods are not to your taste, there is surely something... More

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midlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I had waited a long time to visit the collections, but the confusing layout was as bewildering as Hampton Court Maze! The guides should the room numbers, but outside each room there appeared to be two different sets. I wondered whether I would ever be released from the plethora of art. Many of the paintings were hung too high up... More

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Como, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I went to the Walker to see the John Moores painting competition entries and was very impressed with the spaciousness and style of the building - classic Victorian metropolitan architecture. I felt the cafe and shop space on the ground floor let it down though - a bit too utilitarian and the lighting in there is awful.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

the walker art gallery is set in an area of liverpool that is full of culture and history -not only does it home some fantastic art -the building is worth seeing it self -very helpful guides will direct you to any certain work that you would like to view .

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Liverpool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Seems to calm me everytime I go in! Rooms are beautiful and so many interesting paintings and statues. Needs to be visited in your spare time in the city centre you come out the gallery feeling de stressed!

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