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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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Breakfast at the Museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
1 review
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 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Beautiful building and full of surprises. Also holds a lots of craft weekends and activities for children, and a great cafe if you are hungry

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

Thank you for your review. We do indeed offer a lot of family events, all of which are free. Our Family Saturdays are on the last Saturday of each month, just drop in between 1 and 4pm, and are often run by local artists who design creative workshops for all the family to enjoy together. We also have regular craft... More 

Birkenhead, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I have visited many times and will visit many times more :) The gallery and exhibitions are interesting and engaging, and the staff are lovely and helpful!

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

Thank you for your positive review. We are very pleased to hear you are a regular visitor. Our temporary exhibition programme changes approximately every 4 months so there is often something new to see. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. I will pass on your compliments to our team too. Thank you. More 

Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This place is so little known on Merseyside and yet what a joy it is. I spent the morning having a guided tour by a superb volunteer who was very helpful. The exhibits were interesting, some even gruesome. The building is impressive and I will certainly go back and this time take my husband, because he missed out on my... More 

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

Thank you Joan for taking the time to write us a review. We are very pleased your enjoyed your visit and in particular your guided tour. Our team of experienced volunteer tour guides deliver guided tours every Tuesday and Thursday from 12.30 - 1.30pm. They talk about the history of the building, the architecture and introduce some of the exhibits,... More 

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103 reviews 103 reviews
61 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Just visited the Victoria Gallery and Museum and what a hidden gem, from the moment you walk through the door my first impression was WOW, the hall ahead is actually a very attractive cafe/dining area, tried this after our visit to the many different exhibitions on the upper floors ( via a lift ) to the first exhibit hall which... More 

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

We appreciate you taking the time to write such a glowing review, thank you. As you noted, our displays are very varied, with the museum reflecting a number of subjects the university teaches or has taught over its long history. The art gallery showcases the university art collections, as well as hosting temporary exhibitions which change about every 4 months.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Amazing fun for children and adults alike. Children made most welcome. Story sacks with dressing up, discovery trails for all. Constant changing events for all ages highly recommended x

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

Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are pleased you enjoy the many resources we have available for children. We will be introducing our new Gallery Backpacks during February half term, which contain torches, binoculars and lots of activities for families to do around the building. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Fantastic place to visit. Wonderful building and interesting exhibits. Only small but perfectly laid out. Staff were wonderful and very informative. Beautiful little coffee shop in Exquisite surroundings. Can't wait to visit again and try the family day

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

Thank you for your wonderful review! Our family events are held on the last Saturday of each month. We show a family film at 10.30am, then have craft activities available from 1-4pm. Everything is free. We look forward to welcoming you to one of our family events very soon. More 

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