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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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Well worth a visit

Beautiful building with lots of historic interest inside & very interesting museum displays & art projects of varying types. Always something new to see. Helpful , friendly staff... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Beautiful building with lots of historic interest inside & very interesting museum displays & art projects of varying types. Always something new to see. Helpful , friendly staff , guided tours & family craft afternoons etc. Tasty food in the cafe , as well as now being a lovely wedding venue.

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
35 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

A few years ago I was photographing this building and the courtyard with library, and discovered later that the imposing place was a gallery and museum. It was only last year that I had chance to visit the interior, when I was in the city and my OH had 4 hours to spare due to his passport being dealt with.... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

Helpful staff, good interactive activities & quizzes, fascinating collections which are well displayed, all in a beautiful building and with delicious cake. Thanks for having us.

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

Thank you for your positive review, we are pleased you enjoyed your visit. Thank you also for posting some great photos - I particularly like the one of the X Ray interactive. On 27th June our family workshop will celebrate 120 years since the first patient X Ray was taken in Liverpool. You can even create your own X Rays... More 

nottingham, UK
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99 reviews 99 reviews
42 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A little distance from the city centre but very close to the catholic cathedral and not far from good bars and restaurants on hope street. The architecture is stunning and worth a look in for the building itself. Quite an eclectic mix in the galleries and museums, well displayed and interesting though and good light food (think soup and cakes)... More 

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

We appreciate you taking the time to write a review, thank you. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit. As you mention, we are a little outside the city centre. We are about 10/15 minutes walk from Lime Street station or there are lots of buses that go up Brownlow Hill, which take a couple of minutes. Our cafe is... More 

Runcorn, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Visited the museum and had a very informative and interesting talk from a lovely young lady I think her name was lorna. I highly recommend a visit. I have been going to liverpool for years and never knew this place existed.

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

Thank you for your review. Lorna is a member of our Visitor Services Team and I will ensure she reads your kind words. Having opened for Liverpool's year as Capital of Culture in 2008, we are one of the newer museums and galleries in the city. Being a little distance from the city centre, we are somewhat of a hidden... More 

Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

O did not know about this museum until heritage weekend 2013 well worth a visit here such a beautiful building and if you are free on a Tuesday or Thursday go on the free tour of the building the staff are so informative

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

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and were able to join one of our free guided tours. You're right, the tours take place every Tuesday and Thursday. They begin at 12.30pm and last about one hour.There is no need to book, just wait in the foyer a few minutes beforehand. We run additional tours... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The beautiful tiled and galleried interior of the VG & M welcomes you into the Waterhouse Cafe. Worth going for the surroundings alone. Went with my Father and Grandson and after a decent good value breakfast (including hot drinks) served by friendly staff we had a look around the Museum. Lots of interesting artifacts from the University including animals preserved... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you and your family enjoyed your visit. Hot breakfasts are served every morning from 9-11am. As you mentioned there are on-gallery activities for children to do at any time, including our new Explorer Backpacks. We also have free Family Saturday events on the last Saturday of each month with a family... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Away from the more well-known tourist attractions in Liverpool, this is well worth a visit. Beautiful building, friendly knowledgeable staff and the gallery has everything to suit a wide range of interests. A good cafe too! (worth noting though - closed Sunday and Monday)

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

Thank you Steve for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed your visit. You’re right, we are slightly out of the centre of town – it is about a 10 minute walk from Lime Street, however there are buses every few minutes that travel up Brownlow Hill and stop outside our building. We are also across the road from the... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Didn't even know about this place until a friend recommended it. Really beautiful building and what a great place to sit and have a coffee and a piece of cake. Staff were really friendly and helpful.

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

Thank you Julie for your review. Our cafe is very popular and serves hot meals, snacks and drinks as well as the lovely cakes you mentioned. On the floors above we have exhibitions from the University of Liverpool's art and heritage collections, with regular changing displays so there is always something new to see. We look forward to welcoming you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Beautiful museum and gallery, thoroughly enjoyed by adults and children (10 and 8 year old boys). The boys enjoy the trails and no matter how often we have been there is always something new to discover. Staff are very helpful and knowledgeable.

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

Thank you for your kind words Emily, we are so pleased you enjoy visiting us. We have a number of themed trails which encourage families to explore our building and collections – these can be collected at the main desk and are free. Last month we launched our free explorer backpacks packed full of activities for children of all ages... More 

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