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Victoria Gallery & Museum

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Address: Ashton Street | University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3DR, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)151 794 2348
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Afternoon Tea 1st class

Wow Wow Wow what an excellent venue for Afternoon Tea .. from start to finish everything was fantastic . the cakes sandwiches prosecco and tea all lovely in a wonderful old... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Wow Wow Wow what an excellent venue for Afternoon Tea .. from start to finish everything was fantastic . the cakes sandwiches prosecco and tea all lovely in a wonderful old building with lots of history . The staff were first class and wish them all the best with there venture . Thank you very much for making our afternoon... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Original Audobon paintings, Rembrant etchings and a selection of rotating exhibits from the university collections from art and sculpture to particle physics and computers all set in a glorious old red brick turreted building that will remind many of Hogwharts ! There's a very good cafe in the ground floor and the staff are very enthusiastic and knowledgeable to help... More 

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VGMVisitorServices, Education Officer at Victoria Gallery & Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your complimentary review. We are very proud of our ornithological paintings by John Audubon – we have the largest collection of his works outside of America and these are on permanent display so can be enjoyed by all visitors. The particle physics display is another wonderful exhibition. The kind of exhibition not... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

My favourite building in Liverpool. The original "red brick" university (although Manchester might dispute that, as they are an older establishment, but not red brick then). The beautiful entrance hall (now a cafeteria) is elaborately decorated with faience of terracotta, turquoise and buff glazed tiles, while corridors are lined with glazed ivory and brown bricks, divided into bays by arches.... More 

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VGMVisitorServices, Education Officer at Victoria Gallery & Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your praise of both the design and content of the VG&M. The term ‘redbrick” is a term used to refer to six universities founded during the 19th Century in major industrial English cities, including Liverpool and Manchester. First coined by a professor at the University of Liverpool, his reference was inspired by the red... More 

Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Wet weather helped us nip into the Liverpool museum but we stayed 3 hours there's so much to see on every floor so many great exhibits great day out

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VGMVisitorServices, Education Officer at Victoria Gallery & Museum, responded to this review

High praise indeed being compared to the British Museum – thank you! We are much smaller than the British Museum but we have extremely varied art and heritage collections and a temporary exhibitions programme meaning there are often new things to see. Later in the year there will be a new exhibition about the history of our Victoria building, which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Hardly anyone there, you dont know what your missing. Fantastic art deco building with an incredibly beautiful cafe. The staff were so informative and helpful. Only downside was we were supposed to meet Kate in the Sefton and she didn't turn up. Otherwise wonderful.

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VGMVisitorServices, Education Officer at Victoria Gallery & Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review – we appreciate you taking the time to write it. Our building was designed by the great Victorian architect Alfred Waterhouse and completed in 1892 and we agree it is a wonderful building. To address your comment about Kate, she informs me that she arrived a little late and was sitting outside but couldn’t find... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

My wife and I stopped into the Victoria Gallery and Museum around lunchtime simply to kill 30 minutes, and ended up spending 90. Access is free, and the exterior and interior of the building are beautiful--which was partly what we were attracted to.. There was a great exhibit on Audubon (who first published his major book in England) as well... More 

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VGMVisitorServices, Education Officer at Victoria Gallery & Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are pleased you had a good visit and stayed longer than expected! Our Waterloo exhibition features original items from the Battle of Waterloo on loan from the National Army Museum and runs until 24 October 2015. The gypsy photographs you mention are by Victorian photographer Fred Shaw who was fascinated by Romany gypsy life... More 

West Kirby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Only found this Museum last week. Its in a gorgeous red brick building. The exhibits range from dinosaur footprints to the large hadron collider and not forgetting the teeth! The building itself is as interesting as the exhibits, The staff member at the entrance to the museum (didnt catch his name) was very knowledgeable and told us lots of information... More 

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VGMVisitorServices, Education Officer at Victoria Gallery & Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We do indeed have an eclectic collection! All the museum collections have been used for university teaching and research over the past 100 years and reflect the diverse range of subjects taught at the University of Liverpool. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 12.30pm our knowledgeable volunteer guides lead tours of the building, providing... More 

Banbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Architecturally this is a good example of how red brick can I look perfect. There is a range of interest within aswell. Good cafe and great atmosphere. Would recommend you visit and return as I did.

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VGMVisitorServices, Education Officer at Victoria Gallery & Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and we are pleased to hear that you have returned since your first visit. With a reguarly changing temporary exhibitions programme, there is always something new to see. We are very proud of our redbrick masterpiece - the term 'redbrick university' was first coined by Edgar Allison Peers, a professor of Spanish at the... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

lovely vemue great cakes. Staff are very friendly and tje atmosphere is lovely. Great for elevenis or lunch, the cater too

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VGMVisitorServices, Education Officer at Victoria Gallery & Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review, we are pleased you enjoyed your visit. Our Waterhouse Cafe is very popular with delicious freshly-prepared food served in stunning surroundings. The cafe is open Monday to Friday 9-4pm and 11-2pm on Saturdays and now serves breakfasts 9-11am on weekdays. The art gallery and museum on the first and second floors are open Tuesday... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I was amazed when I found this place - I've been a student in Liverpool for 4 years and only just discovered it. Really interesting exhibits about the university, beautiful architecture & the cafe's not bad. The uni really should promote this more, both to students and visitors, because at the minute it's really not promoted enough.

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VGMVisitorServices, Education Officer at Victoria Gallery & Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. Positive reviews like yours help to promote us to a wider audience so we very much appreciate you taking the time to write it. More 

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Address: Ashton Street | University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3DR, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)151 794 2348
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Merseyside  >  Liverpool

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